Dance / Festival / 20-21 May 2022

A Call To You

Tickets: €23 full price / €19 conc.

Friday 20th: Join us after the show for a discussion with Catherine Young and Cathy Coughlan!

As part of Dublin Dance Festival 2022 - see the full line-up of events here! 

Show Time: 7:30pm

A compelling and hopeful coming together through music and dance to face a turbulent world

A Call To You is a new work by Catherine Young, emerging from the urgency of the incomprehensible times we live through. It is a call to come together; to explore the fragility and friction of community. The strength of the many.

Featuring a cast of outstanding international performers and live music directed by Young’s long-time collaborator Martin Schaerer, A Call To You is a passionate celebration of life, togetherness and dance. It offers an antidote to the imagery of war and the endless rhetoric of politics. As words fail, the body now speaks – untamed and unapologetic.

A Call To You is a companion piece to Catherine Young’s trilogy exploring human rights through the lens of the human body; Floating on a Dead Sea & State of Exception and the forthcoming Universal Declaration.



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Director & Choreographer Catherine Young created in collaboration with:
Dramaturg Hanna Slattne
Dancers Adrien Délphine, Axel Hampusson, Anna Kaszuba, Valentin Lemaitre, Simone O’Toole, Carmen Palacios Sáenz
Music by Martin Schaerer (music director/percussion) in collaboration with Seanán Brennan (guitar/mandola), Brian Hogan (bass), Vyvienne Long (cello/voice), Jade O’Connor (voice – devising), Jess Kavanagh (vocals – devising & performance
Sound & Sound Design Alan Kelly
Lighting Design Sarah Jane Shiels
Line Producer Kristyn Fontanella
Chief Lighting June González Iriarte
Costume Design Cherie White
Production Manager Seán Dennehy
Qlab Programmer & Tech Manager Michael Stapleton
Stage Manager Mags Mulvey
Photographer / Videographer Luca Truffarelli
Marketing Emer Casey, DDF, Backstage Theatre
Line Producer Kristyn Fontanella
Co-Producer Catherine Young
Production Photos / Trailer Pato Cassioni
Special Thanks to Séamus Purcell


“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.”  RTÉ

**** “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 on State of Exception


Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Backstage Theatre, Kerry County Council and supported by Siamsa Tire and Shawbrook Dance.

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