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Dancehall (United Fall/Emma Martin and Dublin Theatre Festival):
Oct 8-11, Samuel Beckett Theatre

Emma Martin in 'Dancehall,' at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Oct 8 - 11, 2015

'Sensationally choreographed… and exquisitely raw.' - The Irish Times on ‘Dogs’

The screech of shoes, racing hearts, all of us together.

The scene is set for a dance concert that gradually warps into an unpredictable and fearless fanfare. Ominous and visually rich, a distorted display of beauty and pathos unravels to a hypnotic score, which rides the edge of ferocity and joy.

Together, choreographer Emma Martin and composer Andrew Hamilton have created Dancehall, a new work performed by a company of five exquisite dancers and a trio of musicians.

Two artforms unite in an unconstrained bombastic poem – at once classical and hardcore, noble and reckless. It manifests the contagious and vital energy that is revealed through the union of dance and music, both having been created for one another.

Contains nudity. Smoke machines and strobe lighting are used during the show.

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Choreographer: Emma Martin
  • Composer: Andrew Hamilton
  • Music: Crash Ensemble
  • Producer: Jen Coppinger

Produced in association with Crash Ensemble and VISUAL Carlow. Production Support provided by Dance Ireland. Supported by Irish Theatre Trust. Funded through an Arts Council Dance Project Award.

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