DDF Originate Performance Showcase

Fri 19 May 2023
12:00 - 16:00
Please Note:
No external footwear allowed in studio. Shoe covers can be provided at reception if requested.
€12- book via DDF website

Presented by Dublin Dance Festival, Dance Ireland and Culture Ireland

Originate – Performance Showcase: Fri 19 May, 12pm & 2:30pm

60 mins (no interval) 

Note: A DANCE contains loud audio

A mixed bill of new and recent works by artists based in Ireland

DDF is delighted to present the Originate programme as part of the 2023 Edition. With extracts from recent choreographies and new works-in-development, the Originate – Performance Showcase is a valuable platform for artists, and an exciting opportunity for audiences and programmers to experience works that are ready to be toured or pieces in their early stages of development.

This year’s showcase will include:

Magdalena Hylak


This site-specific, non-narrative and improvised performance invites the audience to a new form of ritual made from repetition, high physicality, loudness, sound glitches and noises. Conceived as a short and powerful proposal preferably for an unconventional space, A DANCE explores the relationships and tensions between public-personal, inside-outside and visible-invisible.

Mufatau Yusuf

Impasse (working title)

Impasse explores the diasporic experience, particularly the black African diaspora. It questions what it means to be a diasporic entity, how one inhabits spaces in which their existence is not clearly marked, and how memory becomes critical to identity. It’s also an attempt to understand the nuances and complexities around the autonomy of black bodies.

Jessie Thompson


This solo dance work by Jessie Thompson is a collaboration with musician Jason McNamara. Their wavering connection narrates the performance - marrying Jessie’s experimental movement style, which draws from contemporary, hip hop and house dance, with Jason’s drumkit, synthesiser and unique selection of instruments. A journey of chaos, calm and adrenaline, with improvisation at its core.



Choreography/movement Magdalena Hylak

Live Sound Lionel Kasparian

Artistic Direction Magdalena Hylak & Lionel Kasparian

Supported by Galway Dance Project 


Choreographer & Dancer Mufutau Yusuf

Collaborator & Dancer Lucas Katangila

Composer Tom Lane

Commissioned by Liz Roche Company

Supported by Solstice Arts Centre and Ultima Vez


Choreographer and Performer Jessie Thompson

Composer and Performer Jason McNamara

Supported by Dublin Dance Festival, Top 8 street dance festival, The Arts Council of Ireland, Dance Ireland

To book your place for the 12pm or 2.30pm showcase, click HERE