Colin Dunne is a leading figure in the world of traditional Irish dance. Perhaps best known internationally for his performances and choreography in Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, he has been forging a new creative path since his time as artist in residence at University of Limerick where he completed an MA in contemporary dance in 2002. Since then he has worked as an independent performer, choreographer and teacher.
Ensemble works include The Yellow Room (Daghdha Dance Company/Yoshiko Chuma 2003), and The Bull (Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre/Michael Keegan Dolan 2005). For The Bull he was nominated for a UK Critics’ Circle Dance Award in 2007. In 2008 he premiered his first solo show, Out of Time in Glór Theatre, Ennis. The show has since toured internationally at premier festivals and venues in London, New York, Paris, Brazil and Singapore. Out of Time was nominated for a UK Critics’ Circle Award (Best Male Dancer) 2009, and for a Laurence Olivier Award (outstanding achievement in dance) 2010.
Recent collaborations include; eRikm (What is Ours, Centre National de la Danse, Paris), The Irish Chamber Orchestra/Linda Buckley (The Turn, Fall for Dance Festival New York), Boris Charmatz/Musée de la danse (20 Dancers for the xx century, Tate Modern Museum, London), and Edges of Light (with David Power, Maeve Gilchrist and Tola Custy, commissioned by Music Network 2016).
A new solo work CONCERT, based on the music of Tommie Potts, premiered in Paris in March 2017 and received its Irish premiere at The Dublin Dance Festival in May 2017.
His work as movement director includes; Christ Deliver Us! (Abbey Theatre 2010, directed by Wayne Jordan), and The Risen People (Abbey Theatre 2013, directed by Jimmy Fay).
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