Brotherly is a contemporary dance performance that questions traditional Irish Dance as a global phenomena and its roots in colonial resistance. Drawing inspiration from Riverdance, with its rigid physique and rhythmic footwork – a form that emerged during the 19th century in response to British imperialism rule of Ireland – it is a physical display of the felt experience of being controlled, while the untamed and vital human spirit stands in enduring opposition.

Brotherly is a piece for three dancers where bodies become as a unified musical instrument, a brotherhood in ceaseless and percussive motion, sounding an ebbing call to arms, or perhaps one to life.


Choreography: Tony Tran
Developed by: Oran Leong, Benjamin Windborg, Trine Lise Moe and Dina Moen
Performed by: Dina Moen, Trine Lise Moe and Benjamin Windborg,
Dramaturgy: Thomas Schaupp
Music Composition: Morgan Hickinbotham
Light Design: Yasin Gyltepe
Sound advisor: Espen Reinertsen
Costume designer: Shiva Sherveh
Costume advisor: Lydia Sonderegger
Photo: Morgan Hickinbotham
Co-production and collaboration: Bærum Kulturhus and Ål Kulturhus
Supported by: Norwegian Arts Council, Audio and Visual Fund, Fund for Performing Artists, Oslo Kommune, Fredrikstad Kommune, Viken Fylkeskommune
Thanks to: Nan Van Houte, Hanne Frostad Håkonsen and Roza Moshtaghi

tour dates

26.10.2024: Osafestival, Norway
12.04.2024: SPRANG, Norway
25.05.2023: Nuuk Nordic Festival, Greenland
26.05.2023: Nuuk Nordic Festival, Greenland
20.03.2022: RAS, Norway
21.01.2022: Bærum Kulturhus, Norway
20.01.2022 (PREMIERE): Bærum Kulturhus, Norway