Oona Doherty

Navy Blue

18.8., 21:00 | 19.8., 19:00 | Haus der Berliner Festspiele

19.8. ● Meet the Artist

Duration 60 min

“Navy Blue” opens in an ugly place: an oppressive universe where twelve dancers, charged by the condemning notes of Rachmaninoff, are trapped in never-ending production lines. Irish choreographer Oona Doherty clothes the mistakes of living generations in the colours of the working class, only to return with a re-birth: the sound of Jamie xx and the artist’s voice draw us into a cosmos where hope spills from the wounds of violence and shooting stars paint the sky with a submission into love.


Choreographer Oona Doherty 

By & with Amancio Gonzalez Miñon, Andréa Moufounda, Arno Brys, Louise Gourvellec, Hilde Ingeborg Sandvold, Joseph Simon, Magdalena Öttl, Mathilde Roussin, Sati Veyrunes, Thibaut Eiferman, Tomer Pistiner, Zoé Lecorgne

Original musicscore Jamie xx © by Universal Music Publishing Ltd. By courtesy Universal Music Publishing GmbH.   

Original music production William Smith

Additional music Sergej Rachmaninoff

Text Oona Doherty with Bush Moukarzel

Video design Nadir Bouassria

Lighting designer & technical director John Gunning

Stage manager Lisa Marie Barry  

Costume designer Oona Doherty with Lisa Marie Barry

Rehearsal direction Jade Adamson

Production management Gabrielle Veyssiere

Trailer: Navy Blue

  • Credits

    Navy Blue is a creation of Oona Doherty, produced by OD Works, coproduced by Kampnagel International Summer Festival (DE), Sadler’s Wells (UK), Théâtre National de Chaillot (FR), La Biennale di Venezia (IT), Maison de la Danse (FR), Belfast International Arts Festival (UK) and Big Pulse Dance Alliance (coproduced by Dance Umbrella (UK), Dublin Dance Festival (IR), Torinodanza Festival (IT) and Julidans (NL) ) and presented by Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer (DE), Zodiak - Side Step Festival (FI), ONE Dance Week (BG), International Dance Festival TANEC PRAHA (CZ), New BalticDance (LT), CODA Oslo International Dance Festival (NW), funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, co-funded by the Creative Europe program of the European Union, Supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Ile-de-France – Ministère de la culture.

    Tanz im August as a guest at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

    The premiere is supported by the Embassy of Ireland Berlin.

Price: 45 / 35 / 25 / 15 €
Discount: 35 / 25 / 15 / 15 €
Ticket information

Passages with high volume and darkness


Bus Transfer:

18.8. | Robyn Orlin (Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz) → Oona Doherty (Haus der Berliner Festspiele)

The festival bus allows you to travel free of charge between selected festival events and venues using your event tickets. No reservation needed.


Past dates

Thu 18.8.

from 21:00 to 20:00 Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Fri 19.8.

from 19:00 to 20:00 Haus der Berliner Festspiele


Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Schaperstr. 24, 10719 Berlin

The Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Schaperstraße 24 has wheelchair access without steps to the foyer and to the auditorium on the ground floor. A wheelchair accessible lift is available for the upper foyers. This lift is equipped with tactile lettering. There is a WC on the ground floor for persons with restricted mobility.