Guest Performance / Dance

Oona Doherty: “Navy Blue”

As part of Tanz im August
34th International Festival Berlin
presented by HAU Hebbel am Ufer

“Navy Blue” opens in an ugly place: an oppressive universe where twelve dancers, charged by the condemning notes of Rachmaninoff, are trapped in never-ending production lines.

A blurred, male read person and the shadows of other persons in front of a blue curtain

Navy Blue

© Ghislain Mirat

  • 60 min
  • In English, language no problem

19.8. Meet the Artist

Irish choreographer Oona Doherty clothes the mistakes of living generations in the colours of the working class, only to return with a re-birth: the sound of Jamie xx and the artist’s voice draw us into a cosmos where hope spills from the wounds of violence and shooting stars paint the sky with a submission into love.


Oona Doherty Artistic direction & choreography
Jamie xx Collaboration music
Bush Moukarzel Collaboration script
Oona Doherty, Lisa Marie Barry Costume design
John Gunning Lighting design
Nadir Bouassria Projection & stage
Gabrielle Veyssiere Production management

Production: OD Works, LEAD / Lea Connert & Dana Tucker
“Navy Blue (AT)” is a co-production of the Big Pulse Dance Alliance, co-produced by Dance Umbrella (UK), Dublin Dance Festival (Ireland), Torinodanza Festival (Italy) and Julidans (Netherlands), co-financed by the Creative Europe program of the European Union

Organiser Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Tanz im August is a festival of HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by means of the Capital City Cultural Fund and by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.