Oona Doherty

Oona Doherty develops a confrontational social realism through a mixture of dance, scenic elements and political agitation.

With great force, Oona Doherty tells of real life outside the art world: the 34-year-old Northern Irish choreographer develops a confrontational social realism through a mixture of dance, scenic elements and political agitation that is currently giving Europe's performing scene an innovative boost.

Oona Doherty (b.1986, London) lives and works in Belfast. Doherty is a dancer and choreographer and in 2021 she was awarded the La Biennale Di Venezia’s Silver Lion for dance and chosen as one of the seven choreographers for Big Pulse Dance Alliance. Doherty has been performing internationally since 2010 with companies such as TRASH (Netherlands), Abattoir Ferme (Belgium), Veronika Riz (Italy), Emma Martin/United Fall (Ireland), Enda Walsh and Landmark Productions (Ireland). Hard to be Soft a Belfast prayer was voted top UK dance show of 2019 by the Guardian. Lady Magma: The Birth of a Cult is currently touring in Europe.

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