State of Exception (2018)

ensemble / CYD (60 mins)

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 ****

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

Inspired by the experience of making work with refugees, asylum seekers and a journey to the Middle East, Young’s new work State of Exception takes us right to the heart of the necessity to reach across, connect and challenge the divides created by the State of Exception, to act, to make and to find home in the common that binds us all.

This powerful new dance, featuring a cast of outstanding Irish and international performers delves into the world of ‘the other’ to try understand and tear down the walls and borders that divide.

Supported by: Arts Council, Project, Dub 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 

 

BUY TICKETS | LONGFORD (Backstage)

BUY TICKETS | DUBLIN (Project Arts Centre)

BUY TICKETS | KERRY (Siamsa Tire)

BUY TICKETS | CORK (Firkin Crane)

 

the team
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Choreographer/Director

Catherine Young
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Dancer collaborators

Martin anessa Guevara, Simone O'Toole, Marc Stevenson, Mufutau (Junior) Yusuf.

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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

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