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Hope Hunt and the Ascension Into Lazarus - Oona Doherty

Hope Hunt shatters facades, dismantles stereotypes and finds beauty on the periphery.

Hope Hunt shatters facades, dismantles stereotypes and finds beauty on the periphery.

Adopting multiple personas of disaffected male youth, Belfast-based Oona Doherty's work channels aggression, humour, hedonism, joy and despair in quick-fire succession.

This award-winning performance bursts with fury, swagger and humanity. Fragmented, yet meticulously detailed, Doherty's intuitive social portrait vibrates with blistering physical and vocal energy. Gestures, words and utterances combine in a wholly distinctive body language, contorting ideas of masculinity and morality.

Filmed in Belfast for Dancing Nation, a festival of world-class dance presented by Sadler's Wells and Culture in Quarantine from BBC Arts.

Choreography - Oona Doherty
Dancer / Hunter - Sati Veyrunes
DJ & Car Driver - Rory Moore
Light Technician - Lisa Marie Barry
Production & Diffusion - Gabrielle Veyssiere
Music - Opening track, composition Katie Richardson; poem, written by Oona Doherty and performed by
Neil Brown; song, Northern Ireland Yes, written by Rory Moore and performed by Strength NIA.

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5 minutes

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