Discount tickets for EAA members: Oona Doherty "Hope Hunt"


The dance performance Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus by the Irish choreographer Oona Doherty that takes place on one evening, but is an equal part of the exhibition Trigger, launches also EKKM’s performance and performing arts programme. The performance takes place on 13 May in cooperation with the Tallinn Creative Hub at their Cauldron Hall.

Touring still worldwide, the performance from 2016, Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus was created for a female solo and deconstructs stereotypes – the often demonised, rarely sympathetic figure of the white European working-class man. Masculinity, testosterone, social class and belonging, football fandom, religion and aggression – markers of the Northern Ireland bloke-culture are taken apart and embodied in a highly nuanced choreography, but alternating it with tenderness, nostalgia and empathy. Doherty’s choreography contemplates on the complex layers of class and gender identity one is born into, highlighting the universal need for self-belief and love.

Oona Doherty (1986) is a Dance Artist based in Northern Ireland. Doherty’s work has been performed globally for over a decade. In 2017, she was named in the Irish Times’ top ten Irish artists. She is the recipient of the Venice Dance Biennale’s Silver Lion Award in 2021 and recently she was the winner of CHANEL Next Prize for being a choreographer working at the forefront of contemporary dance.

“My work attempts to play with the barrier between the flesh and the soul, the audience and the stage; to share a kinetic experience. I’m motivated to explore states of pure metaphysical honesty. To bring the sex, the punk, the romance and the chi back into the body, the black box, the white cube, and Ireland.” – says Doherty.

Choreography: Oona Doherty
Performer: Sati Veyrunes
Original Music, DJ and Car Driver: Maxime Jerry Fraisse
Production: OD Works – Gabrielle Veyssiere and Oona Doherty
Estonian performance is supported by: Eesti Kultuurkapitali näitekunsti sihtkapital, Tallinna Kultuurikatel, Tallinna Kultuuri- ja Spordiamet
Duration app 40min

On the same evening the museum and bar is open from 16:00–23:00 +
18:00 guided tour at the exhibition in English
18:45–19:45 activation of Bárbara Sánchez-Kane’s work with Maria Metsalu
20:00 Oona Doherty Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus 


Discount tickets apply to: pupils, students, seniors, members of Estonian Artists' Association, Estonian Theatre Union, Estonian Dance Art and Dance Education Union, workers of Estonian Academy of Arts and Pallas University of Applied Sciences.

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