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Back view of three dancers and one dancer in half profile in blurred blue tones.
© Ghislain Mirat
Back view of three dancers and one dancer in half profile in blurred blue tones.
© Ghislain Mirat
International Summer Festival 2022
Dance

Oona Doherty

Navy Blue

Is this the future? What have we done? And where the hell are we going? With music by Rachmaninoff and Jamie xx, the rising star of the dance world presents a worldpremiere, brutal as well as beautiful.

Tickets:

44 / 36 / 24 / 14 Euro (conc. from 9 Euro, 50% conc. with Festivalkarte)

Dates

World Premiere

Wednesday

8/10/22

8:00 PM

k6

ca. 60 Min.

Thursday

8/11/22

8:30 PM

k6

ca. 60 Min.

Artist Talk

Friday

8/12/22

8:30 PM

k6

ca. 60 Min.

Saturday

8/13/22

7:00 PM

k6

ca. 60 Min.

With great impact, Oona Doherty catapulted to the skies of the dance world with her energetic and award winning works about identity, class and gender. At the Summer Festival 2020, she exposed the fragility of male gestures in the virtuosic and highly acclaimed solo HOPE HUNT. NAVY BLUE is Doherty’s first work for the big stage, a dark choreography for twelve dancers cast throughout Europe and original music by Jamie xx. Based on Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, that reflects his own depression and its overcoming, she translates the classical ideal of crisis and redemption into the present: the unison of the classical ballet is flavored with fear and dragged through an existential dread. Until a re-birth emerges, an attempt of freedom, of salvation, of future is re-stated. Doherty’s work is angry and defiant to the point of physical pain, but always also sensitive and tender, self-aware and in search of meditative healing. Thus, NAVY BLUE, which will be premiered with a multitude of international partners as the festival’s opening, with all its abyss is also an appeal to the beauty of life and for social change.

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Several dancers in blue overalls stand in a row, the detail shows them in half-profile, everything is bathed in blurred blue light.
© Ghislain Mirat
Abstract rotated image of a dancer in bent posture, immersed in blue light.
© Ghislain Mirat
Zoom on the legs of two dancers in blue overalls, bathed in blue light.
© Ghislain Mirat
Parts of the face and torso of a dancer with short dark hair and mustache, bathed in blue light.
© Ghislain Mirat
Several blurry visible dancers, the face of a dancer with light hair is in focus, it has an angry, pain-distorted expression.
© Ghislain Mirat

Artistic Director: Oona Doherty Choreography: Oona Doherty in collaboration with the dancers Original Music Score: Jamie xx Original Music Production: William Smith Additional Music: Sergei Rachmaninoff Dance, Choreography: Amancio Gonzalez Miñon, Andréa Moufounda, Arno Brys, Louise Gourvelec, Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold, Joseph Simon, Mathilde Roussin, Ryan O'Neill, Sati Veyrunes, Thibaut Eiferman, Tomer Pistiner, Zoé Lecorgne, Magdalena Öttl Text: Oona Doherty, Bush Moukarzel Video Design: Nadir Bouassria Costume Design: Oona Doherty, Lisa Marie Barry Lighting Design, Technical Director: John Gunning Stage Manager: Lisa Marie Barry Management, Production: Gabrielle Veyssiere Administration: Virginie Reymond, Jenny Suarez Production: OD Works, LEAD Productions

COPRODUCTION Kampnagel International Summer Festival, Sadler's Wells (London), La Biennale di Venezia, Théâtre National de Chaillot (Paris), Big Pulse Dance Alliance (coproduced by Dance Umbrella Festival, London), Maison de la Danse (Lyon), Belfast International Arts Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Torinodanza Festival, Julidans Festival (Amsterdam), MC2 (Grenoble), The Shed (New York City)

FUNDED BY Kulturstiftung des Bundes and Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France – Ministère de la culture

The Original Music Score for NAVY BLUE is provided with kind permission of Universal Music Publishing Ltd.