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6th Annual I.F. O.N.L.Y FESTIVAL

Friday 23, Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November 2012

performances | workshops | exhibitions | public talks | screenings | residency


Welcome to the 6th annual I.F. O.N.L.Y., International Festival Of a Necessarily Lonely You; the only dance festival dedicated to dance solos in Ireland. As the festival grows in support and scope, I am incredibly proud to present to you an exciting programme of dance events, which is truly inclusive and transcends styles, ages, and abilities. One of the main features of this event is its adaptability and resilience against all odds. Against the backdrop of severe funding cuts, limited human and technical resources, and the rural location of the festival, I.F. O.N.L.Y. has managed to grow every year. Last year, the response from both the local and professional community was incredible, transforming the festival into a truly communal event, where everyone (from the performing artists to the youngest child taking his/her first ballet class) feels invested. This is not a small achievement, as the more we feel ownership over the arts, the more we will insure the arts keep playing an important part in our society. Therefore, I invite you to take advantage of this rich and diverse programme and to find something in it for you: a salsa class for adults, a screening of short dance films or a Saturday ‘cabaret’ night. The festival culminates with the Sunday evening I.F. O.N.L.Y. solo performances, featuring national and international dance artists of extraordinary quality. Come and be amazed by this dance feast celebrating the unexpected, the beautiful, the vulnerable, the sensual, the spiritual, the poetic, the political, the tender, the personal and above all the immense power of the moving body. Cristina Goletti Artistic Director


FERENC FEHER HUNGARY

“Literally every inch of Fehér’s body, every muscle works and gets worked. His body is capable of metamorphosis.” WWW.REVIZORONLINE.COM

ASLI BOSTANCI TURKEY

MICHELLE ELLSWORTH USA

A hit at July Dans 2012 in The Netherlands, one of the biggest dance festivals in Europe.

“Tifprabap.org is Michelle Ellsworth’s completely, winningly ridiculous new solo.” NY TIMES

DYLAN QUINN NORTHERN IRELAND

PHILIP CONNAUGHTON IRELAND

“Quinn’s movement has a beautiful fluidity that is a joy to watch…certainly a multi-talented performer.” DANCE EUROPE

“A self-effacing and perfectly conceived solo.” THE IRISH TIMES


FRIDAY 23RD OF NOVEMBER DOOLY’S HOTEL Pilates 10:00 - 11:00 MAIN STREET Site-Specific Performance 17:15 SATURDAY 24TH OF NOVEMBER BIRR LIBRARY Public Talk 11:00 - 12:30 DOOLY’S HOTEL Afternoon Workshops for the Community BIRR THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE Workshop for Professionals 14:00 - 16:30

Mamuska Night 19:30 THE CHESTNUT I.F. O.N.L.Y. Party 21:30 SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER DOOLY’S HOTEL Contemporary Dance Technique for Professionals 11:30 - 13:00 BIRR THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE FOYER Lecture Demonstration and Dance Film Screening 14:00 - 15:30 TIN JUG STUDIO 4 o’clock Teas 15:45 - 17:00 MAIN STREET Site-Specific Performance 17:15 BIRR THEATRE AND ARTS CENTRE I.F. O.N.L.Y. Performance 18:15

I.F. O.N.L.Y. CREDITS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Cristina Goletti ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Nick Bryson GENERAL MANAGER Cristina Raschi VENUE MANAGER Emma Nee Haslam TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Tim Feehily TECHNICIAN Fernando Vieira OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER Carolina Gustavsson GRAPHIC DESIGNER & LBDC ADMIN Naomi Mooney |

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I.F. O.N.L.Y. Brochure 2012