Oona Doherty


For Art Night, award winning dancer and choreographer Oona Doherty worked 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.

Hunter Filmed grew from Doherty’s original choreography for Art Night, bringing together solo performances of Hope Hunt and the ascension into Lazarus alongside a cinematic interpretation of a crashed car sound installation. Interlaced with poetry written by Doherty and O’Neill, the film moves us from the boot of a car through city streets and scrapyards.

In Doherty’s words: ‘For the first time, I think we’ve achieved the film looking like how it feels for the dancer dancing it’.

Hunter Filmed was broadcast as part of our online programme 2 July – 4 July + as part of our marathon screening on Thursday 15 July 2021. You’ll be able to watch again via Fact Magazine as part of our collaboration with 180 studio

Commissioned by Art Night and Fact in collaboration with 180 Studios. Images from BTS of ‘Hunter Filmed’ by Oona Doherty. Photographed by Chad Alexander.


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.