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Free Friday?

Hilary Bowen Walsh writes:

We are a 21-strong motley crew of international dancers gearing up for a one night performance at the Olympia theatre [Dame Street, Dublin 2] this Friday, May 5,  with an existential take on the illusion of time!

Our show is unique in that it brings street dance into the theatre and gives it a central focus alongside ballet and contemporary. and promises to be a truly delectable cultural meat

The Watchmaker at The Olympia

The Watchmaker Classical And Street Dance Theatre


DJs from Madchester’s legendary Haçienda nightclub are to take to the Point Theatre 3Arena the week before Xmas on December 17th, where alongside the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, they’ll reinterpret some of the acid house classics that the club made famous.

Sez Stef Edwards:

With a setlist full of dance music classics from the heyday of Manchester’s legendary Haçienda nightclub, these hit tracks have been reinterpreted by the club’s original DJs and will be performed alongside the Dublin’s own RTE Concert Orchestra, the AMC Gospel Choir and guests including New Order’s Peter Hook and Happy Mondays’ Rowetta with Graeme Park DJ’ing live during the concert.

The music that defined dance music will be reinterpreted at the event by a full classical orchestra alongside the influential DJs and artists, as part of an innovative, live fusion event which includes Inner City, 808 State, New Order, The Brand New Heavies, A Guy Called Gerald and more.

A full album of these arrangements will also be released via Haçienda and Sony Classical, executive-produced by Hook, on October 21. Available now for pre-order.


Tickets on sale Friday.

Joe Bloggs?

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In case you haven’t seen it yet, this viral commercial for KENZO perfume – directed by the mighty Spike Jonze and starring apparently possessed actress Margaret Qualley – has very little to do with perfume.

You may recall Spike Jonze’ video for Fatboy Slim’s ‘Weapon of Choice’ featuring Chistopher Walken.

This one has a similarly spacious interior set, subtle camerawork and a rather excellent original track by Sam Spiegel & Ape Drums feat. Assassin – Mutant Brain.

Full screen and volume up highly recommended.

It’s good and twitchy.





Vinny Staggliano writes:

Something that may interest your readers: Dublin chillwave dance act The Swedish Railway Orchestra, led by indie musician Rob Smith (top) will be launching their debut album, Northern Lights, in the cozy (and unorthodox) confines of O’Donoghues’ Bar on Suffolk Street, Dublin 2 tonight.

The show is free and kicks off at 8pm sharp.

Swedish Railway Orchestra

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A rather excellent video for Disco by composer Ralf Hildenbeutel directed by Boris Seewald and featuring impressionistic visions of real life dancers Althea Corlett and Simone Schmidt.

The technique (best known in the video for A-Ha’s ‘Take on Me’) is called rotoscoping and involves the painstaking animation of drawings and paintings created, in this case, from photo transparencies.