Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus

Oona Doherty

In Hope Hunt and the Ascension into Lazarus, dancer Sati Veyrunes embodies male stereotypes in their enormous ambivalence between bravado and vulnerability, between glamour and desperate honor, between this tragedy and the hope that can emerge beyond it.

Northern Irish choreographer Oona Doherty's piece provides a complex perspective on gender, class and masculinity. A critical examination of social and cultural norms.

The line between anger and lightness, sadness and happiness, rawness and gentleness is thin in this solo performance. Wrapped in booming bass from club speakers, in sacred sounds, in morality and nostalgia, the performer walks from one character to the next. She takes the audience with her on her hunt for common ground - without ego masks, without cultural affects. On her hunt for hope.

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