DDF News — 6 Mar 2018

Catherine Young Dance presents STATE OF EXCEPTION

Catherine Young Dance presents STATE OF EXCEPTION


Backstage, Longford - 15 March
Project Arts Centre, Dublin - 22-24 March
Siamsa Tire, Tralee - 25 March
Firkin Crane, Cork - 13 April

What affects one directly, affects all indirectly" - Martin Luther King

Inspired by the experience of making work with refugees, asylum seekers and a recent journey to the Middle East, Young’s new work State of Exception takes us right to the heart of the necessity to reach across, connect and challenge the divides created by the State of Exception, to act, to make and to find home in the common that binds us all.

This powerful new dance, featuring a cast of outstanding Irish and international performers and musicians, delves into the world of ‘the other’ to try understand and tear down the walls and borders that divide, continuing in Young’s highly physical style from previous critically-acclaimed works Woman Stood Regardless (2014) and Ultima Thule (2016).

Supported by the Arts Council, Project Arts Centre, Dublin City Council, Backstage Theatre, Shawbrook, Longford County Council, Kerry County Council, Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, and Firkin Crane.

Choreographer/Director Catherine Young
Original Music / Sound Martin Scharer (Music Director & percusssion), Brian Fleming (percussion), Vyvienne Long (Cello), Jade O'Connor (vocals), Jon Sanders (Mandolo), Fiona Sheil (Sound Design) & text by Donal O'Kelly
Dancers Vanessa Guevarra, Simone O'Tooled, Marc Stevenson, Mufutau (Junior) Yusuf
Lighting Design Tim Feehily
Dramaturg Hanna Slattne
Photography, Video & Graphic Design Luca Truffarelli

"Wonderfully worked-out, perfectly soundtracked and performed" No More Workhorse on Ultima Thule (2016)

If you were under the impression that the continued campaign for gender equality is an exaggeration, this production will smack you back to reality.” Musings in Intermissions on Woman Stood Regardless (2014)

“Go see it for the beauty and the pain.” No More Workhorse on Woman Stood Regardless (2014)