Hard to Be Soft is a dance prayer about the people of Belfast, exploring cultural identity and the influence of place on people; how we’re shaped by where we live and how the place we live is made by its people. Young female dancers of 14-18 from Edinburgh are given the opportunity to participate as The Sugar Army.

Created by Belfast-based choreographer and dance Oona Doherty, with driving music by DJ David Holmes (Killing EveOcean’s ElevenHunger), Hard to Be Soft looks behind the masks of violence and machismo to the inner lives of Belfast hard men and strong women.

Xavi Montojo