Oona Doherty


For Art Night, award winning dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty will work with collaborator and filmmaker Luca Truffarelli, dancer Ryan O’Neill and 2021 ‘hunter’ Sati Veyrunes to produce a new film in Belfast, her home city. Moving between city streets and family homes, the film is interlaced with poetry written by Doherty and O’Neill.

This commission forms part of a series of collaborations, recycling the artist’s previous works into new cinematic mutations — she says ‘the show is never finished, it is its own beast which will grow and change’. 

Hunter Filmed will be screened for 48 hours as part of our online programme, broadcast via the homepage on our website. When to watch: 8pm July 2nd – 8pm July 4th. All online commissions will be broadcast again as part of our marathon screening at 8pm, Thursday 15th July.

Commissioned by Art Night and Fact in collaboration with 180 Studios.


Oona Doherty (b.1986, London) lives and works in Belfast. Doherty is a dancer and choreographer and in 2021 she was awarded the La Biennale Di Venezia’s Silver Lion for dance and chosen as one of the seven choreographers for Big Pulse Dance Alliance. Doherty has been performing internationally since 2010 with companies such as TRASH (Netherlands), Abattoir Ferme (Belgium), Veronika Riz (Italy), Emma Martin/United Fall (Ireland), Enda Walsh and Landmark Productions (Ireland). Hard to be Soft a Belfast prayer was voted top UK dance show of 2019 by the Guardian. Lady Magma: The Birth of a Cult is currently touring in Europe.