Philip Connaughton & Ashley Chen present

Dance

WHACK!!

Dates: 25 Feb - 27 Feb

Show Time: 8.00pm

Tickets: €10 - €16

Real Deal: All tickets Thur 25 Feb just €10
Earlybird: Book before Thu 11 Feb and save 25%

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…


 

VIDEO 1:
Audience reactions from Opening Night at Project Arts Centre

 

VIDEO 2:
Interview with Ashley Chen and Philip Connaughton

 

VIDEO 3:
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


 

Bringing a group?
Discounted rates are available for groups of 8 people or more.
To find out how much you could save, contact Andrew on 01 8819613 or andrew@projectartscentre.ie

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