Out of Time

A solo dance-theatre show about the Irish step-dance tradition with Colin Dunne

Commissioned by Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis, Ireland in 2008.
The show was nominated for a 2010 Olivier award and Colin was nominated for a Dance Critics’ Circle Award in 2009.
One of The Telegraph’s top 10 shows to see in 2009.

Intimate, sincere and funny.

Michael Seaver, The Irish Times - Read full review →

An extraordinarily moving memoir in motion… It will delight and provoke in equal measure.

Mary Coll, The Irish Independent - Read full review →

A warm-hearted, drolly eccentric deconstruction of the past… and of the art-form itself.

The Telegraph - Read full review →

Out of Time delves into the mayhem of Colin Dunne’s private world as a dancer rooted in the Irish step dance tradition. In his first solo show, Dunne takes a step back from the frenetic world of competitive and commercial Irish dance in which he was once a leading figure to reflect on the dance’s early form and its subsequent evolution. Intimate, personal and provocative, Out of Time looks to the past for simple beginnings as Dunne playfully renegotiates his relationship with a tradition that has shaped his life.

Past touring

The Pit, Barbican, London Bite Festival; Baryshnikov Arts Centre, New York City; Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Dublin International Dance Festival; Esplanade, Singapore; Teatro del Escorial, Madrid, Madrid International Dance Festival; Brest, Troyes, Châlons-en-Champagne, Compiègne Consortium, France; Birmingham Dance Festival, UK; Umea, Sweden.
Grand Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg.
FringeArts Festival, Philadelphia, USA.
Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Now Dance Saar Festival, Saarbruken, Germany.
Skanes Dansteater, Malmo, Sweden.
Atelier de Paris, Carolyn Carson, Théâtre de l’Aquarium, Cartoucherie, Paris, France.
Theatre de la Butte, Cherbourg, France.
Dancenet Tour of Sweden, 2013.
Bienalle De La Danse Lyon
Le Quartz, Scène Nationale de Brest
Équinoxe, Scène Nationale de Châteauroux
CNCDC Châteauvallon, Ollioules
Centre Choréographique National, Aix en Provence
Bains Douches, Scène Nationale de Montbeliard

Cast and creative team

Choreography and performance: Colin Dunne
Direction: Sinéad Rushe
Sound engineering: Fionán de Barra
Video: Sean Westgate and Green Hippo
Lighting design: Colin Grenfell
New music: Ian McDonnell
Recorded music: Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, An Chomhairle Ealaionn, Clare County Council Arts Service, Daghdha Dance Company and Green Hippo.