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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
Ticket Price:


Booking fee:


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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There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.

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In Person

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On days we have an evening show the box office will be open from 6pm to 8pm.

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays unless there is a show in which case the box office will be open for two hours before the performance.

There is a €1 booking fee per ticket. These booking fees are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for credit.


Tickets cannot be refunded.

Tickets may be exchanged for a credit voucher (minus the cost of any booking fees).

Tickets must be exchanged at least 24 hours prior to the performance and within box office opening hours. If you have already collected your tickets you MUST return the tickets to us before you can exchange them.

Credit vouchers remain valid for one year from date of issue.


Terms & Conditions

  • The management reserve the right to refuse admission and to alter the cast of a production due to unforseen circumstances.
  • For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • Cameras or recording devices are not permitted in the auditorium.
  • NB: Mobile phones and pagers must be switched off during performances.

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