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Having picked up awards at Dublin and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, Oona Doherty makes her London debut as part of Dance Umbrella 2019, London’s international dance festival.

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Mon 14 Oct - Wed 16 Oct, 7.30pm


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Northern Irish dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty is a marvel, and I’d really recommend that you snap up the few remaining tickets for Hard to be Soft: A Belfast Pray which has just one performance on Friday night at the Southbank Centre as part of Dance Umbrella. It is an extraordinary piece of work that taps into religious music and iconography and is grounded in the grit and hurt of Belfast. Otherwise, you can head to the Yard next week to see Hope Hunt & the Ascension, a solo performance in which she adopts multiple personas of disaffected male youth to explore what it is like to grow up white, male and disadvantaged.

About Hope Hunt & The Ascension Into Lazarus

A solo performance that bursts with fury, swagger and humanity. Hope Hunt shatters facades, dismantles stereotypes and finds beauty on the periphery. Adopting multiple personas of disaffected male youth Oona Doherty channels aggression, humour, hedonism, joy and despair in quick-fire succession. Fragmented, yet meticulously detailed, her intuitive social portrait vibrates with blistering physical and vocal energy. Gestures, words and utterances combine in a wholly distinctive body language, contorting ideas of masculinity and morality. Magnificently inventive and uncannily expressive, Doherty’s thumping dance-theatre work is faultlessly judged – inviting audiences to look behind the mask of ego and affectation.