Dublin Fringe Festival, Mermaid Arts Centre, Belfast International Arts Festival
Soldier Still is about violence. A new dance theatre work that blends movement, text, music, real stories and real people, creating a harrowing tale of beauty and brutality. A cast of Irish and international dancers and former soldiers collaborate with an exceptional creative team to explore the viciousness, the vulnerability and the trauma of violence. Previous Artists-in-Residence at Tate Britain, award-winning Junk Ensemble have built a reputation in Ireland as dance innovators.
Concept, direction and choreography: Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy in collaboration with the cast. Set Design: Sabine Dargent. Lighting Design: Sarah Jane Shiels. Composition: Denis Clohessy. Costume Design: Sarah Foley. Dramaturgy: Gary Keegan. Performers: Dr Tom Clonan, Geir Hytten, Lucia Kickham, Julie Koenig, Fernando Balsera Pita. Producer: Michelle Cahill. Production Manager: Adrian Mullan. Stage Manager: Barry O’Donovan. Design for Dance Intern: Félicie Barbey. Funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. A co-production with Mermaid Arts Centre and Project Arts Centre. Supported by Dance Ireland and Dance Base Edinburgh. Junk Ensemble are Project Artists at Project Arts Centre.
Give Me Your Skin by Tom Ross-Williams and Oonagh Murphy.
Queer performance makers Tom and Oonagh offer an alternate vision of gender and posit concrete solutions that liberate boys and men.
Give Me Your Skin is a participatory show where parlour games meet feminism in quest to resist masculinity at its most toxic.
Written and performed by the pair who met over a decade ago, this is a playful and intimate performance about solidarity, coming out, finding your voice, and, in the face of mass global turmoil, being kind to one another as a radical act.