Oona Doherty Navy Blue © Sinje Hasheider

Oona Doherty | OD Works

Navy Blue

2024-05-23 19:30 2024-05-24 20:30 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Oona Doherty | OD Works

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33705

In-person event

A stunning performance infused with pain, rebellion and hope.    Belfast-based choreographer Oona Doherty is shaking up the world of contemporary dance with her visceral honesty and her works haunted by Northern Ireland’s past—a legacy of violence, patriarchy and religious conflict. Navy Blue, her most ambitious piece to date, brings together a group of 12 dancers performing jagged, even broken movements. To the sound of Rachmaninoff’s...

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Babs Asper Theatre,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
May 23 - 24, 2024
7:30 pm EDT

May 2024

  1. May 23 2024
    Thursday

    7:30pm

  2. May 24 2024
    Friday

    7:30pm

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Oona Doherty Navy Blue © Sinje Hasheider
Oona Doherty Navy Blue © Sinje Hasheider
Oona Doherty Navy Blue © Dajana Lothert
Oona Doherty Navy Blue © Sinje Hasheider
Oona Doherty Navy Blue © Dajana Lothert
Dance Contemporary
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 1 hour · No intermission
  • Gunshots

A stunning performance infused with pain, rebellion and hope.  

 Belfast-based choreographer Oona Doherty is shaking up the world of contemporary dance with her visceral honesty and her works haunted by Northern Ireland’s past—a legacy of violence, patriarchy and religious conflict. Navy Blue, her most ambitious piece to date, brings together a group of 12 dancers performing jagged, even broken movements. To the sound of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, we follow this corps de ballet on stage until shots are fired. And then tragedy strikes. A blue tide of loneliness floods the space. But all is not lost. Heavy, free-form music by DJ Jamie xx propels the dancers to get up and make way for more liberated bodies, sharp gestures crackling with energy. A powerful show that highlights the talent of this young choreographer and her dancers, who abandon themselves to the game of harsh reality.  

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© Oona Doherty Navy Blue
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  • Choreography Oona Doherty Choreography Oona Doherty in collaboration with the dancers 
  • Performers Arno Brys, Thibaut Eiferman, Kinda Gozo, Zoé Lecorgne, Amancio Gonzalez Miñon, Andréa Moufounda, Ryan O’Neill, Magdalena Öttl, Tomer Pistiner, Mathilde Roussin, Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold, Joseph Simon, and Sati Veyrunes 
  • Original Score Jamie xx, © Universal Music Publishing Ltd. 
  • Music production William Smith
  • Additional music Sergei Rachmaninov 
  • Writer collaborator Bush Moukarzel 
  • Video design Nadir Bouassria 
  • Lighting Design and Technical Direction John Gunning 
  • Costume Design Oona Doherty and Lisa Marie Barry 
  • Management and Production Gabrielle Veyssiere 
  • Production and Administration Jenny Suarez and Virginie Reymond