Dance

Oona Doherty: Hard to Be Soft — A Belfast Prayer

U.S. premiere of the Guardian's #1 dance show of 2019

Details

$25–55
Date(s)

Jan 13, 2022 – Jan 23, 2022

Contact

Box Office

888-616-0274
10am-6pm, Monday-Friday

boxoffice@irishartscenter.org
Location

Irish Arts Center
726 11th Avenue
Hell's Kitchen, NYC

Overview

Oona Doherty, “the most exciting young voice in contemporary dance” (Guardian), delivers a stunning tribute to the men and women of inner city Belfast, mining beneath the turbulence and machismo to reveal the human core of her hometown.

Featuring Oona Doherty, Sam Finnegan, John Scott, and the Sugar Army.


#1 Dance Show of 2019
“A potent dance of rage and resilience … A major achievement”
THE GUARDIAN

“This contemporary choreographer and performer from Belfast is astonishing”
GIA KOURLAS, NEW YORK TIMES

Silver Lion 2021
VENICE BIENNALE 

International Premieres 
BELFAST INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2017 
DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2019 
DANCE UMBRELLA 2019 
VENICE BIENNALE 2021


Showtimes
Thu-Sat | 8pm
Sun | 2pm


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Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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