+ Creative Team

Choreographer/performer- Oona Doherty

Composer/Sound Design- David Holmes

Set & Lighting Design- Ciaran Bagnall

Associate Lighting Designer – Sarah Gordon

Performers - Ajendance Dance Company, Sam Finnegan, Ryan O’Neill, Bryan Quinn, John Scott

Film and Photography - Luca Truffarelli

Projections - Jack Phelan

Production Manager – Siobhan Barbour

Stage Manager - Gina Donnelly

Producers – Una Nic Eoin, Stephen Coulter

Premiere - 26 - 28 Nov 2017

VENUE: The MAC Belfast



A bright white limbo. Four Episodes.  Sci Fi stations of the cross.  An alternative Reality.  Belfast.

Award winning dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty in collaboration with renowned DJ David Holmes present Hard to Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer.

A reflection on their hometown, this four-part dance work is based on the experiences and realities of people living in today’s Belfast.

Doherty creates a physical prayer celebrating all we have and an invocation for all that we are missing.

Previous Touring:

Belfast International Arts Festival 2017 at the MAC, Belfast

Dublin Dance Festival 2018 at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin


Recontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris

Maison de la Danse, Lyon

Le Cameleon, Lyon

Presented by Prime Cut Productions in a Co-Production with Dublin Dance Festival, The Belfast International Arts Festival, La Briqueterie, CDCN du Val-de-Marne and The Abbey Theatre

With generous support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland's Support for the Individual Artist Major Award and The British Council