Preview: 22 March €12
Post-Show Discussion: 23 March
What affects one directly, affects all indirectly
Martin Luther King
Following the success of Woman Stood Regardless (2014) and Ultima Thule (2016), Catherine Young Dance returns to Project with a powerful new dance work inspired by the experience of making work with refugees, asylum seekers and a journey to the Middle East. Young’s new work State of Exception takes us right to the heart of the necessity to reach across, connect and challenge the divides created by the State of Exception, to act, to make and to find home in the common that binds us all. This powerful new dance, featuring a cast of outstanding Irish and international performers delves into the world of ‘the other’ to try understand and tear down the walls and borders that divide.
A panel discussion will follow the Friday 23rd March performance of State of Exception at Project Arts Centre. Bryan Fanning, professor of Migration and Social Policy at UCD, will chair a discussion with Lucky Khambule, head of MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland, Vukasin Nedeljkovic of Asylum Archive and Donnah Sibanda Vuma, Place of Sanctuary scholar at UL.
Catherine Young Dance has been making & touring work to critical acclaim since 2011 and has presented work at the Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, Big Bang Festival, Feile Failte, Tocht Dance Festival and the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival. CYD creates powerful, percussive, physical, primal work that shows all shades of the human condition – its grit, edge, truth, honesty and beauty.
“If you were under the impression that the continued campaign for gender equality is an exaggeration, this production will smack you back to reality.” Musings in Intermissions on Woman Stood Regardless [break]
“Catherine Young Dance is forcing me to reconsider my position on an art form I previously thought had escaped me, it has now engulfed me. Go and see it for the beauty and the pain.” No More Workhorse on Woman Stood Regardless
Supported by The Arts Council, Backstage, Shawbrook, Longford County Council, Siamsa Tire, Kerry County Council, Firkin Crane, Dance Limerick & Dance Ireland.