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IADF 2022: Double Bill – TearAway and Martyr

Friday July 8, 2022
Irish Aerial Dance Fest Double Bill – TearAway and Martyr
Show Date & Time:
Friday July 8, 8:00pm
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Running Time:

100 minutes including interval

Special Info:
CONTENT WARNING: Martyr is for a mature audience and contains nudity. There will be an interval before this show.

TearAway – Suzon Gheur (45 mins)

Imagine a few boxes dispatched on the stage – from which you’ll have to think out of. Imagine a trapeze that comes to life, at times as a friend, at others as an enemy. One quest: to deconstruct the stereotypes conveyed by the aerial world, such as thinness, flexibility, elegance and sensuality.

Suzon jumps out of the frame – completely and literally. On the trapeze, she combines breakdance, tradition and zero gravity in an unusual and unprecedented manner.

With the support of : Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles – Service Général de la Création Artistique – Service des Arts Forain, du Cirque et de la Rue, Irish Arts Council, Bruxelles Wallonie International.

Martyr – Kathleen Doherty (40 mins)

Female-driven, emotionally charged, visually captivating. Martry is a direct and threatening view of the human psyche and the power that religious fervor can hold.

From the raw realness of the female form, bound and trapped in a repetitive loop, to the chaotic movements of a soul driven mad. Heavily littered with esoteric and occult symbolism.

Martyr is a work by Alexandre Duarte and Kathleen Doherty. It is multi-disciplinary, blending dance, physical theatre, performance art and the aerial arts.

Combining innovative atmosphereic design with ropes, aerial equipment, intense soundscape, moveable lights, and a chair. We invite you to enter what may be experienced as a nightmare that hints at current events and darker political agendas.

This show is part of Island Connect, a Creative Europe funded project through Irish Aerial Creation Centre, co-funded by Arts Council Ireland and Limerick City & County Council.

CONTENT WARNING: Martyr is for a mature audience and contains nudity. There will be an intermission before this show.

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