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Out of Time

‘An extraordinarily moving memoir in motion… It will delight and provoke in equal measure.’ 
Irish Independent


2010 Olivier Award Nomination.
2009 Dance Critics’ Circle Award Nomination.
Telegraph’s top 10 shows of 2009.

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.


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.
Grand Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg.
FringeArts Festival, Philadelphia, USA.
Wexner Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Now Dance Saar Festival, Saarbruken, Germany.
Skanes Dansteater, Malmo & Umea, Sweden.
Atelier de Paris, Carolyn Carson, Théâtre de l’Aquarium, Cartoucherie, Paris, France.
Theatre de la Butte, Cherbourg, France.
Dancenet Tour of Sweden
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


Direction: Sinéad Rushe
Choreography and performance: Colin Dunne
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

COMMISSIONED BY: Glór Irish Music Centre, Ennis, Ireland. 

FUNDED BY: The Arts Council of Ireland, An Chomhairle Ealaionn, Clare County Council Arts Service. 

SUPPORTED BY: Daghdha Dance Company and Green Hippo.

‘An intimate, sincere and funny artistic calling card.’ 

Irish Times

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