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Hocus Pocus 18 - 20 May 2018

We regret to announce that due to injury, these performances of Philippe Saire’s Hocus Pocus at The Ark as part of #DDF2018 have been cancelled. We are currently working on rescheduling this event for later in the year. Please check back here for updates in the coming days. The Ark and Dublin Dance Festival will be in contact with everyone who has purchased a ticket from our respective box offices. If you haven’t heard from us by the end of Thursday 17th May, if you booked via us you can contact us on or +353 (0)1670 7788. Ticketholders who booked through DDF can contact them on or +353 (0)1 673 0660. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

This magical children’s show for ages 7+ explores how images conjure vivid emotions, sensations and experiences. Presented in partnership with Dublin Dance Festival

Taking the audience on a fantastical voyage, two brothers dive into dreamlike adventures: a contortionist’s escape from a spider’s web; a journey in a damaged flying machine; and underwater encounters with fabulous aquatic creatures.

The unique set design creates a playful game of appearance and disappearance. As light is painted across the stage to reveal everything it touches, the dancers’ bodies seem to emerge from a black hole before being swallowed up again. These visual mysteries cast a spell, suspending our disbelief and unleashing our imagination.

Take a look at these extracts from the show:

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Attending this performances with your class will have relevance to the Dance strands of the physical education programme including Viewing & Appraising Dance Performance; Observe, Discuss, Analyse; Interpret & Enjoy the Performance of Movement and Developing Artistic and Aesthetic Understanding.