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“Inventions is driven by the same sense of falling, of moment-to-moment normality swept away in a self-consuming emotional vortex.” The Irish Times
“The dancing from the entire cast is always laser-focused and impressively committed.” The Irish Times
“Valda Setterfield proved that aging in dance isn’t about showing how a body can look good doing less. It’s that an older body is a living archive, too. It holds everything" The New York Times
Dublin Dance Festival presents
Dates: 16 May - 17 May
Show Time: 7.30pm
Post-Show Discussion: Fri 17 May
Inventions centres around two extraordinary women: Belfast-based Oona Doherty, one of Europe’s most gifted dance artists, and 84-year-old American dance legend Valda Setterfield, winner of a Herald Angel Award for her portrayal of Lear at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.
This new Bach-inspired dance work weaves new stories into an old ballroom setting, echoing the memory of dances past. In a series of duets, Inventions focuses on two contrasting couples, one falling in love, the other falling into an abyss. Despite a sense of uneasiness, a lingering promise of hope remains at the close of this intense and thrilling performance.
Inventions features an exceptional cast of dancers including Merce Cunningham star Ashley Chen, Kevin Coquelard and Mufutau Yusuf. It is brought to the 15th Festival by the team behind the award-winning Lear – choreographer John Scott, composer Tom Lane and lighting designer Eric Wurtz.
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Duration: 60 mins approx. (no interval)
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Choreography: John Scott
Performers: Ashley Chen, Kevin Coquelard, Oona Doherty, Valda Setterfield, Mufutau Yusuf
Composition & Soundscape: Tom Lane
Lighting Design: Eric Wurtz
Costumes: Justine Doswell
Commissioned by Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018 with the support of The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council, Culture Ireland, La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne and Centre National de la Danse.
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October 25 2019, at 11:37am
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