Irish choreographer Oona Doherty, based in Belfast, creates raw and powerful performances that examine notions of gender, identity and religion and illuminate the human condition in the face of hopelessness and deprivation. Her debut work “Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus” (2016) received multiple awards and in 2017 she was selected by the Aerowaves network. She has since produced “Hard to be Soft – A Belfast Prayer” (2018) and “Lady Magma” (2019) which she brought to multiple festivals and venues across Europe. She has been awarded the Silver Lion at the Venice Biennale (2021) and has been invited to Dublin Dance Festival as an Artist in Residence (2020 – 2022) and Kampnagel, Hamburg (2022). With her company OD Works she continues to create and tour worldwide.