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Oona Doherty was born in 1986 in London, in 1996 she moved to Belfast. She studied at The London School of Contemporary Dance and University of Ulster among other. She has been performing since 2010 with various companies, including: TRASH (NL), Abattoir Fermé (BE), Veronika Riz (IT), Emma Martin/United Fall (ROI), Enda Walsh & Landmark Productions (ROI). She creates intense, compelling works that appeal for societal change. She has forged artistic relationships with Jamie XX I dont know (2019), The Rubber Bandits (2017-2019). Her solo work Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus (2015) was the winner of the Total Theatre Dance Award at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2017. She was one of the Aerowaves 2017 selected artists. She created her first group piece Hard to be Soft – A Belfast Prayer in 2017, Lady Magma: The Birth of a Cult in 2019, her first collaboration with (LA)HORDE, collective at the helm for Ballet National de Marseille in 2021. She is now working on a new piece for 12 dancers, called NAVY BLUE(working tittle) to be premiered in August 2022. Oona Doherty has been awarded from the Venice Biennale Silver Lion in 2021.
“A lead improvisation into submission.
Re gaining love for your dancing.
And finding characters and the literal in a sporadic Jackson Pollock cosmos.”
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