Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company

Dance

Merlin

Dates: 28 Mar - 30 Mar

Show Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: €14-16

A furry monster, a headstrong child-woman, a jumping shamanic devil, a crumbling statue…

Here the pathways of several fairy-tale characters cross and intersect in what could be the clearing of a dark forest. They recount attempts to formulate the human composure in a relentlessly invasive wilderness. Shaped under the influence of pagan carnivals, this dark present-day tale plays with the irruption of instinct, myth and wilderness through the surface of our social composure. Simultaneously wise man and wild man, Merlin dances at the interface of law and nature: we are moving animals, longing for meaning.

Performed by an outstanding cast of national and international dancers, Merlin stages both the constant and the paradoxical, interlocking between shape and substance, education and instinct, culture and nature, and the rift between our semantic narratives and the pulsations of our organic bodies.

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Suitable for ages 12+

Choreography and direction: Jazmin Chiodi & Alexandre Iseli
In collaboration with dancers: Kiko López, Clara Protar and Sarah Ryan
Original music: Óscar Mascareñas
Lighting design: Kevin Smith
Costume design: Pierre Canitrot

Merlin is funded by an Arts Council Project Award.

Iseli-Chiodi works in residency at the Tipperary Excel Arts Centre and is supported by the Tipperary Dance Platform, funded by the Arts Council under the Dance Artist in Residency Awards scheme, Tipperary Excel Arts Centre and Tipperary County Council.

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