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IADF 2024: Jumpstart Double Bill

Friday July 26, 2024
A woman dressed in white and wearing an elaborate hat. She is blindfolded with a scarf and is holding an apple close to her face.
Show Date & Time:
Friday July 26, 8:00pm
Ticket Price:

€10, or two for €15 (inclusive of booking fee)

In Makosh, a tentative battle plays out between the protagonist PSYCHE who is faced with the challenge of incorporating the deepest parts of herself – this hidden and dark unconscious represented by a second dancer: SHADOW. The third performer embodies ORDER. One Hundred Thousand Years is a joyful exploration of time and nature, using vertical dance, theatre and multi-sensory installation. Inspired by the natural environments of the West Coast of Ireland.

A performer wearing a gas mask under dramatic red lighting. They are wearing deer antlers on their head. Two other performers are using their arms to create the impression that the main perforrmer in multi-limbed.
MAKOSH by Polina Shapkina, part of the Jumpstart Doublebill.

MAKOSH by Polina Shapkina

Inspired by the works of Carl Jung on the human psyche, journey through a world of symbols on a quest to be the fullest expression of ourselves if we have the courage to take it. A surreal dreamscape, an age old quest for meaning and belonging in a world of disillusion.

A tentative battle plays out between the protagonist PSYCHE who is faced with the challenge of incorporating the deepest parts of herself – this hidden and dark unconscious represented by a second dancer: SHADOW. ORDER is embodied by the third performer.

While rich in Slavic folk motifs that connect to the artist’s ancestral heritage, and post-soviet dystopianism, the work also presents the world order we are currently living in – one that calls for conformity and imposes oppressive structures on ordinary lives.

An aerial dancer performs on a cliff face over crashing waves.
‘One Hundred Thousand Years’ by Ashton

One Hundred Thousand Years by Ashton

A joyful exploration of time and nature, using vertical dance, theatre and multi-sensory installation. Inspired by the natural environments of the West Coast of Ireland.

Ashton is the recipient of the 2023-2024 JUMPSTART programme. In the first year their focus was movement research on-site, and they are now presenting a performance-in-development sharing.

JUMPSTART is supported by Earagail Arts Festival, Cairde Sligo Arts Festival, Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS) and Irish Aerial Dance Festival. Supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Presented as part of the Irish Aerial Dance Fest 2024
For two weeks every summer the Irish Aerial Dance Fest welcomes performers from all over the world to take part in masterclasses, workshops and performances in aerial dance. Now in its 15th year, the festival is run by Fidget Feet Aerial Dance in conjunction with An Grianán Theatre and Donegal County Council. Find out more at irishaerialdancefest.com.

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