Emily Aoibheann presents


Mother of Pearl

Dates: 07 Nov - 09 Nov

Show Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: €16-18 (Previews €14)

Pan, God of the Wild, travels to the Ocean to dance with a pearl – a freakish hyper-object from a post-natural age.

Mother of Pearl is the second of a twin production created by pioneering artist and aerialist Emily Aoibheann. It explores themes of civilisation and nature, honouring the dismantled natural world sacrificed in the name of human progress.

This new experimental circus production sees bodies perform exceptional but abnormal gestures of human beauty and skill, transforming themselves into geological art-forms with the body becoming a landscape to be cultivated.

Evoking pantheistic and pagan ritual through playful performative gestures, Mother of Pearl is an expression of longing for wildness from within the container of human domesticity, society and civilisation.


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Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Dublin City Council, supported by and developed at Project Arts Centre and Creation Aerial Research & Ideas Studio, Dublin.

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