Welcoming the stranger (2016)

ensemble / CYD (40 mins)

 

Commissioned by The Casement project for Féile Fáilte - Banna Strand, July 23rd 2016 as part of the 1916 Centenary celebrations, this moving and compelling dance piece is inspired by the stories of migrants and refugees, all whom have made Kerry their home. A coming together of people, cultures, their music dance and song. Welcoming the Stranger went on to open the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival in Palestine in 2017 with performances in both Ramallah and Jerusalem.

 

the team
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Choreographer/Director

Catherine Young
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Music Director

Martin Schaerer 

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Dancers

Helena Brosnan, Marion Cronin, Brendan Dorris, Jamie Flannery, Kate & Ellie Galvin, James Greenan, Deirdre Griffin, Adrienne Heaslip, Darragh Hurley, Roisin Ni Luing, Ahmed Lulu, Derwin Myers, Cindy, Eugene & Emanuel Nguessan, Ahmad Norasi, Carol, O’Connor, Jade O’Connor, Ciara O’Grady, Ghassan Raad, Clodagh Trevaskis, Niamh O’Leary, Rachel O’Shea, Claire Slattery & Eilise Sullivan.

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Musicians

Cormac Breathnach (low whistle/vocals), Eoin Dillion (pipes/low whistle), Brian Fleming (percussion), James Mahon (pipes/low whistle), Ted Moynihan (perucussion), Damien O'Neill (perucssion), Jon Sanders (Guitar/Bouzouki) , Martin Schaerer (percussion)

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Premiere

Banna Beach, Féile Fáilte, July 23 2016

Culture Night, Siamsa Tire, Sept 16, 2016

Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, April 2017

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Supported By:

The Casement Project, Kerry County Council & Siamsa Tire

 

 

show trailer

Feile Failte

Video: Johnny White | Seanchas Productions

 

Culture Night

Video: Richard Dwyer | Spinning Yarns

 

Short documentary 'Behind the scenes'

Video: Eilise Sullivan

 

 

  

photos

Feile Failte

Photos: (1-7) Clare Keogh

 

Culture Night

Photos: (1-5) Domnick Walsh | (6-20) Richard Dwyer