Madeline is a new character-based dance work, and video series, for three dancers, four musicians, and one actor, based on a 1798 Irish Gothic novel of the same name by Regina Maria Roche. Picture: Ken Coleman
Madaline is dancing her way to a Limerick stage November 12
“Madeline,” is a new character-based dance work, and video series, for three dancers, four musicians, and one actor, based on a 1798 Irish Gothic novel of the same name by Regina Maria Roche. Comprised of fifteen danced scenes, each portraying an event from the original story and featuring a musical theme performed live by Limerick Jazz Society, “Madeline” uses contemporary dance, narration and jazz music to develop a unique perspective on a current, urgent social theme also found at the centre of the novel ⎯ a woman’s fear for her physical safety.
Ultimately, this is Madeline’s story, unfolded through a progression of danced scenes; it proposes a path for a return to narrative in dance and character-based work by addressing a distinct disciplinary opportunity to engage with a new kind of danced storytelling.
Reviewed by The New York Times as “Uncannily Absorbing”, contemporary dancer Angie Smalis and performance artist Colin Gee have collaborated and performed internationally since 2007. Respectively trained at the Greek National School of Dance, and the Lecoq School, they have worked individually with Daghdha Dance Company, Wien State Opera, Cirque du Soleil, Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other venues and institutions internationally.
Principal Artists are:
Angie Smalis, Colin Gee, Laura Dannequin , Damien Devaney.
Live music by Limerick Jazz Ensemble including John Daly drums & percussion, Izumi Kimura piano, Joe O’Callaghan guitar and Peter Hannagan double base.
Production and Creative Team includes:
Martin Shannon- Set design and build
Giordana Giache- Costume design
Production Manager: Kerrie Ahern
Lighting Design: Pius McGrath
Illustration and Design: Ken Coleman
Mentor on history of Irish Gothic fiction: Christina Morin
Video Production: Patrick Kelley
Videography: Dominik Kosicki
10 November 2018, 8 pm/ Nenagh Arts Centre-Tipperary
12 November 2018, 8 pm/ Ormston House-Limerick
14 November 2018, 8 pm/ Smock Alley Theatre-Dublin
The project is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City and Co. Arts Office and supported by Limerick City and Co. Council, Ormston House, Nenagh Arts Centre and Smock Alley Theatre.
Tickets are €10 at the door. Email [email protected] for more info.
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