Walls Talk is a dance piece for solo dancer, Breandán de Gallaí, and singer, Gina Boreham, supported by pre-recorded arrangements of jazz classics by 2 composers.
The show title comes from the expression ‘If these walls could talk’. The work considers the notion of memory being recorded in the material world around us: all our actions, our feelings and thoughts, frozen in matter and energy, every material akin to magnetic recording tape, the disturbances we create remaining there for eternity.
Exploring universal consciousness, the idea of shared intelligence, may lead in some small way of interpreting the mysteries of our experience, and subsequently lead to increased empathy, inspiring collective awareness, connection, love.
Based on Liederkreis or song cycle structure, the work is in chapters with each chapter being a Poem of Mourning – Elegy, Dirge, Lament, etc., and is underpinned by a song from the jazz golden era
Choreographer, director and dancer: Breandán de Gallaí
Singer: Gina Boreham
Composer Arrangers: Paddy Mulcahy and Fiachra Ó Corragáin