Oona Doherty

Hard To Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer

Duration 50 min

The fearless young choreographer Oona Doherty guides us into the nervous system of a dirty city, into a patriarchal society characterised by religiosity and economic deprivation. Her four-part dance performance “Hard To Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer” is based on the experiences and realities of the people living in Belfast today. Doherty illuminates the condition of Northern Ireland from various perspectives. She musters a group of young, self-confident women, puts two men to wrestle with one another for consolation and assurance, and effortlessly unifies opposites like longing and toughness, hopelessness and utopia.

  • Cast

    Concept & Choreography

    Oona Doherty

    With

    Oona Doherty, John Scott, Sam Finnegan, and extras from Berlin

    Set & Lighting Design

    Ciaran Bagnall

    Soundscape

    David Holmes

    Film & Photography

    Luca Trufarelli

    Video Projections

    Jack Phelan

    Production Management

    Paul Rooney, Eoin Kilkenny

    Stage Management

    Siobhan Barbour

    Producer

    Una NicEoin

    Coordination Extras

    Fidan Şirin

  • Credits

    Coproduction: Prime Cut Productions, Belfast International Arts Festival, Abbey Theatre, Dublin Dance Festival, La Briqueterie. Supported by: Arts Council NI, Culture Ireland, The British Council, The Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

    With the support of the British Council.

Price: 15 / 18 / 25 / 30 €
Discount: 10 / 12 / 15 / 20 € (Family Friendly 8 €, minimum age 12 years)
Ticket information

Dates of production

German premiere

Sat 17.8.

from 19:00 to 19:50HAU1

Ticket

Sun 18.8.

from 17:00 to 16:50HAU1

Ticket

Further dates

  • Audience engagement

    17.8., 19:50HAU1

    Meet the Artist

    Oona Doherty
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Location

HAU1
Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. Access to the Parkett by means of a separate entrance with lift when necessary. Handicapped accessible restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised.