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IMDT & Undercurrent: HEROES/WINTER GROUND

Fri 10 November, 7:30pm

Undercurrent and John Scott present

Performances Friday 10th and workshops Saturday 11th November

Weekend ticket is €20 and give access to performancers and workshops

Performance only tickets are €12

Heroes presented by Irish Modern Dance Theatre

Heroes is a powerful opera/dance performance, thrillingly delivered by John Scott, choreographer, dancer and operatic tenor. Scott creates a journey that is dance through the physicality of his astonishing voice, to show two selves, human and mythological.

The music portrays heroes battling impossible dark forces and conquering darkness paralleled with the idea of escape. Scott channels the characters, battling impossible dark forces, making the mythological personal. Scott collaborated with French- Palestinian sound artist, Jassem Hindi in creating a sound environment for the operatic echoes to resonate.

 Winter Ground presented by Undercurrent 

Winter Ground is the story of a migratory journey explored through dance theatre and projected film, created and performed by the ensemble Undercurrent directed by Kate Wilson and in collaboration with film artist Róisín Loughrey.  This new work continues the ensemble’s explorations of mobility whilst also investigating issues of navigation, endurance and relocation based on an exploration of migration in birds. Travel, motion, and the cycle of arriving and leaving are some of the defining factors of migration explored in this work.

Undercurrent was formed by Wilson in 2016, is distinctive because of the diversity of backgrounds of the company members and the themes it explores. The ensemble evolved from Wilson’s ongoing study of the potential for untrained movement (and trained movement from disciplines other than dance) in the development of contemporary dance. As an ensemble it challenges boundaries and expectations in both contemporary dance practice and inclusiveness in the arts. The members are professional dancer, Marketa Formanova; Special Olympics swimmer, Jim Reynolds; acrobat and street performer, Olek Wojcik and Isolde Carmody, a theatre practitioner who uses a wheelchair.

Interdisciplinary and Dance workshops with both Kate and John will take place on Saturday 11th November. Please book for these workshops in advance on 0719650828 .