|8 - 11 October 2015||Dancehall||United Fall/Emma Martin - Dublin Theatre Festival|
Dublin Theatre Festival at the Beckett
Thurs 8 Oct (Preview), Fri 9 & Sat 10 Oct at 7.30pm; Sat 10 & Sun 11 Oct at 2.30pm
Talking Theatre: Friday 9 Oct, post-show
United Fall/Emma Martin (Ireland)
The screech of shoes, racing hearts, all of us together. The scene is set for a dance concert that gradually warps into an unpredictable and fearless fanfare. Ominous and visually rich, a distorted display of beauty and pathos unravels to a hypnotic score, which rides the edge of ferocity and joy.
Together, choreographer Emma Martin and composer Andrew Hamilton have created Dancehall, a new work performed by a company of five exquisite dancers and a trio of musicians.
Two artforms unite in an unconstrained bombastic poem - at once classical and hardcore, noble and reckless. It manifests the contagious and vital energy that is revealed through the union of dance and music, both having been created for one another.
Contains nudity. Smoke machines and strobe lighting are used during the show.
Produced in association with Crash Ensemble and VISUAL Carlow.
Supported by Irish Theatre Trust.
Funded through an Arts Council Dance Project Award.
Duration: 60 mins approx (no interval)
9, 10 (7.30pm) & 11 Oct: Euro 25/23 conc; 10 Oct (2.30pm) Euro 15/14 conc; 8 Oct (Preview): Euro 20/18 conc
Advance booking for all Dublin Theatre Festival shows at the Samuel Beckett Theatre should be made at www.dublintheatrefestival.com, 01 - 677 8899.
The Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office (01 - 896 2461) will be open from 2pm on days of performance (11am on matinee days) for the sale of any remaining day tickets.