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Bangor Dancer Oona set for Belfast Festival Premiere

Bangor-born international dancer, Oona Doherty will premiere her latest work, Lady Magma at the MAC this weekend as the finale to this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival.  Lady Magma is a jaw-dropping celebration of femininity, the female form and the role of contemporary women.  Shows from 31 Oct – 2 Nov.  For information and tickets www.belfastinternationalartsfestival.com or tel 02890 246609.

Lady Magma: The Birth of a Cult

Thurs 31 Oct – Sat 2 Nov, the MAC Belfast

The finale event of this year’s Belfast International Arts Festival is a homecoming for Bangor-born, internationally acclaimed dancer and rising star, Oona Doherty, in association with Prime Cut Productions. 

Running from today (Thursday) to Saturday 2 November at the MAC Belfast, Oona’s jaw-dropping new work, Lady Magma, focuses on femininity and female sexuality in the face of the historical oppression of women and the Me Too movement.

Oona Doherty has wowed Belfast Festival audiences over the past few years, from Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus, to the award-winning Hard to be Soft – A Belfast Prayer (2017).  She also met with huge critical acclaim at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

This will be the UK and Irish Premiere of Lady Magma.  Performed by a stunning ensemble of international contemporary female dancers, Lady Magma is a ritual, dedicated to desire, to sexual energy, to love and to madness.  It has the possibility to be shocking, pleasurable and above all needed, as we see the women connect, grow stronger and sharing this energy with each other and the audience.  It’s truly powerful stuff, not to be missed.