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Company Philip Connaughton
Dates: 19 Feb - 22 Feb
Show Time: 7:30
My mum is living with dementia. I made my last piece about her. But it wasn’t enough. I still have more to do and more to say. I’m worried that what’s happening to her will happen to me.
So this piece is a memory exercise for three male dancers. All pushing to see how much abstract information our bodies can retain.
The title comes from a line from the Irish writer James Joyce’s epic novel Finnegan’s Wake. It references a letter ( or manifesto) written by Annalivia Plurabelle. Annalivia represents the archetypal female character in this extremely complex masterpiece and though she may not be a classic heroine she is very definitely all essence. It is this essence or shifting between past present and future that reminds me of the fragility of our own identity.
If we are more than the sum of our parts what’s left as some of those parts disappear. Who are we when it’s all gone? In this work its my own demons I’m dealing with. My need to tell my stories.
To not forget or be forgotten.
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Please note that this production includes the use of strobe lighting.
Co-production KLAP- Maison pour la Danse (Marseille) / Cork Opera House.
In association with Project Arts Centre (Dublin).
Cast & Crew
Philip Connaughton : Choreographer/Performer
Kévin Coquelard : Performer
Tatanka Gombaud : Performer
Luca Truffarelli : Sound Design/Videographer
Emily NíBhrion : Costume Design
Begona Garcia Navas : Lighting Design/Production Manager
Marella Boschi : Stage Manager
Maura O’Keeffe & Aisling O’Brien : Producers
Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland.
Supported by Culture Ireland, Le Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris), studio le Regard du Cygne (Paris), Micadanse (Paris) and La Briquetterie – CDCN du Val-de-Marne
Philip Connaughton is Resident Artist at Project Arts Centre
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February 03 2020, at 05:51pm
This month critically acclaimed choreographer Philip Connaughton brings his beautiful, sparkling, laugh-out-loud meditation on the fear of forgetting and of being forgotten to Cork and Dublin venues. Mamafesta Memorialising, which enjoyed its successful international premiere in France last year, is woven from inspirations including musical theatre, Bruce Forsythe’s Generation Game and most importantly, Philip’s mum Madeleine, who has senile dementia. Philip made his last piece, Assisted Solo, about her. But it wasn’t enough. He still has more to do and more to say. He’s worried that what’s happening to her will happen to him. His latest testimony to an ever-evolving,…Read More