Dance / 25-27 February 2016


Tickets: 10 - €16
Show Time: 8.00pm

Real Deal: All tickets Thur 25 Feb just €10
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Philip Connaughton and Ashley Chen have been performing together for over 10 years.
Philip has a scar from where Ashley threw his wife’s stiletto at him.
Another time Philip nearly broke Ashley’s toe.
Now they present WHACK!!, an explosive work about two bodies colliding, shifting between comedy and tragedy.
WHACK!! is a tour de force – violent yet tender.
It invites you in with humour and grips you as you watch demanding, exhausting feats of dance.
Adults and children alike are enthralled by this quirky, dysfunctional relationship. Are they fighting? Is there a winner? Maybe they’re trying to communicate…

Audience reactions from Opening Night at Project Arts Centre

Interview with Ashley Chen and Philip Connaughton

Click here to watch an interview with Ashley Chen by DRAFF Magazine

Age suitability: 8+
Running time: 60 min
Audio-Described Performance: 26 February

Choreography and Performance: Philip Connaughton & Ashley Chen
Production Management and Lighting Design: Adrian Mullan
Image: Luca Truffarelli

Supported by the Arts Council and Dance Ireland
Originally commissioned by Project Arts Centre

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