Three days of performance, symposium & events
3 days of public dance performance, conference, workshops, films and events curated and presented by Ríonach Ní Néill, Galway Dancer in Residence
LA VERONAL (Spain): Shortcuts
Barcelona’s celebrated La Veronal’s award-winning series of works. Blending a dazzling technical
virtuosity with references from cinema, philosophy, photography, art and literature, they create a
unique narrative which switches positions with the same frantic speed and fluid elasticity as the
Time Out Barcelona 2012 Creator of the Year
Town Hall Theatre
Thursday 16 May, 8pm
ELENA GIANNOTTI (Italy): Rider in Arena
Rider in Arena is a multiple series of compositions by internationally renowned solo dancer Elena
Giannotti. Dancing intricate and minimalist movements with precision and forgetfulness, her subtle
and atmospheric work is stark in its breathtaking simplicity.
“a vibrantly clear and contemplative performer” Time Out, London
The Cube, NUIG 1pm
17 May 1pm
FITZGERALD & STAPLETON (Irl):
The Work, The Work & THE BAHH BAND concert
Visceral, provocative, funny, Fitzgerald & Stapleton have carved out an international reputation for their bold yet intimate explorations of contemporary identity. Life, they say, is both absurd and alluring, a grotesque practical joke constantly pulling away chairs from under dignity and reason. Their delight in the details of human existence struggles with their conviction of its futility.
The Work The Work features exclusive moves from internationally acclaimed choreographers Deborah Hay, Michael Klein, DD Dorvillier, Xavier LeRoy and Lucy Guerin.
“intense, humorous and enigmatic” – The New York Times
**** “The Work The Work exudes choreographic confidence – The Irish Times
Galway Dance Days 2013 closes with an invitation to you to dance the night away to one of Galway's most unique acts, THE BAHH BAND.
A motley group of talented musicians, the group make music that defies any one genre. Influenced by Indian Classical music, the blues, Irish traditional music, funk and post-rock, the BAHH BAND transcend these barriers into a unique and evocative sound of their own.
This show is 18+ Only as it contains nudity.
Druid Lane Theatre
Curated by Ríonach Ní Néill, Galway Dancer in Residence, in association with Space&Place/Ómós Áite/MST & the 45th CIG Conference of Irish Geographers