Brouhaha - One World One Stage
25th July 2006
The first night of One World One Stage kicked off with a performance
billed as 'a night of traditional music and dance from a range of Euro
Med countries'. One World One Stage is a four-night festival held at the
Unity Theatre, which offers the chance to experience music and dance from
across the globe.
Unfortunately, the billed Irish group were unable to perform due to injury,
but I’m just a little confused how Ireland became a ‘Euro
Med’ country anyway. Despite the lack of the Irish, the dance groups
from Tunisia, Turkey and Germany (apparently Berlin has the highest concentration
of Turks outside of Turkey) delivered an entertaining evening. All three
companies successfully merged traditional and contemporary movements and
costumes to produce a vivid and gripping performance. The German/Turkish
piece by Anatolia Dreams was particularly impressive. Six hooded figures
emerged onto the stage dressed in full-length red cloaks, and performed
traditional movements that were slow but considered. Seamlessly the music
tempo was increased and the cloaks were discarded to reveal urban clothing
– tight jeans and bare midriffs – that was complemented by
the gyrating bottoms and wobbling bellies.
The event – which was well attended – is part of the Brouhaha
International Street Festival that runs at venues throughout the city
until August 5. For further information visit
or pick up a free guide from the Unity.