This visually stunning performance weaves dance and narrative in a journey of gentle support and empowerment, finding joy and strength in our differences, and power in our collective connection to the earth.
Beginning in the performance space at 3pm, this site-specific work will take you on a journey both indoors and outdoors around The Dock building. All are welcome to come along and enjoy. There is no need to book in advance.
Chairs will be available for people who need them for accessibility. Please make yourself known to a member of staff upon arrival if you need any assistance.
Created in the context of the current health and environmental crisis, Unearth is an invitation to find strength in connection, both with each other and with the land that holds us. Blending visceral imagery and dance with narrative and music, stories of support are interwoven with structures that both restrict and liberate. At times balancing on the edge of stability and physical threat, these structures are collectively created, navigated, and eventually dismantled.
Exquisitely lit, and with a soundscape that is richly textured with storytelling from the ensemble and devised music from UK-based Haylett, this performance invites the audience into an intimate world that ultimately resonates with, and celebrates the positive power of union and collaboration.
Bringing together an intergenerational ensemble, including Irish and international performers with ages ranging from 12-50 years, artistic director Wilson has created a unique ensemble for Unearth. The result of a yearlong online collaborative development process, the ensemble expresses meaningful connections across ages and backgrounds, as well as a deep agency within the work. Unearth is an uplifting and timely new performance that embraces diverse voices and perspectives and reflects on our inherent connection to earth.
"incredibly engaging and moving"
"lovely to see younger and older performers collaborating in this way"
"creating new worlds with their own boundaries and possibilities for eventual freedom"
"It was heart-warming to see the physical contact"
"I was captivated from the very beginning. Enthralling!"
"Amazing to see the integration of different generations"
"The build-up of the piece kept me engaged and mesmerised throughout!"
"Very touching and captivating to watch!"
"expansive images and connotations"
"seeing the history of a tight-knit group of performers reading one another, responding, riding the moment and the feeling"
Undercurrent was founded by Kate Wilson in 2016 and is dedicated to research and performance that explores experiences of mobility with diverse practitioners. Their work is widely supported by the Arts Council of Ireland as well as local funding bodies and continues to challenge audience perceptions through innovative theatre and gallery-based performances.