Losing Your Body – Rachel Ní Bhraonáin (40 mins)
How far can the body be pushed before it pushes back?
This dancer is primed for success — a ﬂat in London, a ﬂexible day job, trendy friends and the occasional gig go-go dancing. Her migraines are getting worse. But she just has to keep hustling. Any day now she’ll get her big break. If her breaking point doesn’t get there ﬁrst. Told through theatre, dance, aerial and a healthy dose of self-deprecation. The truth is bubbling under the surface and she’s about to let it spill.
Supported by The Irish Aerial Creation Centre, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Firkin Crane, Creation Aerial and Dance Ireland.
Performed by Rachel Ní Bhraonáin and Robyn Byrne
Like Lichen – The Amazing Other (Denmark) – 25 mins
This show is a work in progress.
Like lichen, we are also an organism, consisting of several beings, each with their own role, and an important addition to the whole, such that without one part, the organism is no longer the organism.
In this way we want to be lichen, and already we are.
What is the difference between an organism consisting of two species in deadlocked symbiosis, and an ecosystem regardless of size?
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.
For more information on the Irish Aerial Dance Festival (6-10 July 2022) see www.irishaerialdancefest.com
This event is part of the Earagail Arts Festival, 16 days of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard 9 to 24 July 2022.