STATE OF EXCEPTION

ensemble / CYD (60 mins)

This is Irish dance making at its best; political, urgent and intelligent. Book it for your festival. Fund it. And if you ever get the chance, go and see it." - RTE

Musically and choreographically “State of Exception” delivers a powerfully visceral experience, and one of the most compelling depictions of the refugee crisis to date." - The Arts Review ****

 

 

Inspired by the experience of Inspired by the experience of making work with refugees and asylum seekers in Direct Provision, State of Exception is a powerful and raw multi-cultural interplay of dance, music and text. Featuring a cast of outstanding Irish and international performers this compelling and original dance work delves into the world of asylum seekers to understand, to connect, to challenge and tear down the walls and borders that divide us, finding home in the common that binds us all.

Supported by: Arts Council, Project, Dublin City Council, Backstage Theatre, Shawbrook, Longford County Council, Kerry County Council, Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, Firkin Crane.

What affects one directly, affects all indirectly" - Martin Luther King 

 

TOURING FEBRUARY 2020

BUY TICKETS | GALWAY - Town Hall Theatre FEBRUARY 18

BUY TICKETS | CORK - Firkin Crane Theatre FEBRUARY 21

BUY TICKETS | ENNIS - glór FEBRUARY 23

BUY TICKETS | DUN LAOGHAIRE - The Pavilion Theatre FEBRUARY 25

BUY TICKETS | LIMERICK - The Lime Tree Theatre FEBRUARY 26

 

 

the team
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Choreographer/Director

Catherine Young
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Dancer collaborators

Vanessa Guevara, Simone O'Toole, Marc Stevenson, Mufutau (Junior) Yusuf and Alessandra Ruggeri.

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Original Music/Sound

Martin Scharer (Music Director & percusssion), Brian Fleming (percussion), Vyvienne Long (cello), Jade O'Connor (vocals), Fiona Sheil (sound design) & Donal O'Kelly (text)

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Lighting Design

Tim Feehily

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Dramaturg

Hanna Slattne

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Set Design

Darach O'Ruairc & Catherine Young

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Assistant to Director

Fanny Binder

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Premiere 2018

Backstage (Longford) Mar 15, Project Arts Centre (Dublin) Mar 22 24, Siamsa Tire (Kerry) Mar 25 & Firkin Crane (Cork), Apr 13th.

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Supported By:

The Arts Council, Backstage, Shawbrook, Longford County Council, Project Arts Centre, Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council, Firkin Crane Dance Limerick & Dance Ireland.

 

show trailer

Video: Mark O'Rourke

 

show photos

Photos: Fionn McCann

 

show trailer

Video: Luca Truffarelli

 

 photos

Photos: Luca Truffarelli

 

rehearsal trailer

Video: Mark O'Rourke