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A Call To You Catherine Young Dance



A compelling and hopeful coming together through music and dance to face a turbulent world

A Call To You
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20 May—21 May

A Call To You is a new work by Catherine Young, emerging from the urgency of the incomprehensible times we live through. It is a call to come together; to explore the fragility and friction of community. The strength of the many.   

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€22 full price / €18 conc.


Project Arts Centre, Space Upstairs

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How long?

60 mins (no interval)

Post-Show Talk on Fri 20 May with Cathy Coughlan

From the show

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“Musically and choreographically “State of Exception” delivers a powerfully visceral experience, and one of the most compelling depictions of the refugee crisis to date."

The Arts Review on State of Exception 

Featuring a cast of outstanding international performers and live music directed by Young’s long-time collaborator Martin Schärer, and inspired by Ukranian folk dance traditions, A Call To You is a passionate celebration of life, togetherness and dance. It offers an antidote to the imagery of war and the endless rhetoric of politics. As words fail, the body now speaks – untamed and unapologetic.  

A Call To You is a companion piece to Catherine Young’s trilogy exploring human rights through the lens of the human body; Floating on a Dead Sea & State of Exception and the forthcoming Universal Declaration.


  • Director & Choreographer Catherine Young
  • created in collaboration with:
  • Dramaturg Hanna Slattne
  • Dancers Adrien Delépine, Axel Hampusson, Anna Kaszuba, Valentin Lemaitre, Simone O’Toole, Carmen Palacios Sáenz
  • Music by Martin Schärer (music director/percussion) in collaboration with Seanán Brennan (guitar/mandola), Brian Hogan (bass), Vyvienne Long (cello), Jade O’Connor (voice - devising) and Jess Kavanagh (vocals - devising & performing)
  • Sound & Sound Design Alan Kelly
  • Lighting Design Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Line Producer Kristyn Fontanella
  • Chief Lighting June González Iriarte
  • Costume Design Cherie White
  • Production Manager Seán Dennehy
  • Qlab Programmer & Tech Manager Michael Stapleton
  • Stage Manager Mags Mulvey
  • Photographer / Videographer Luca Truffarelli
  • Marketing Emer Casey, DDF, Backstage Theatre
  • Line Producer Kristyn Fontanella
  • Co-Producer Catherine Young
  • Production Photos / Trailer Pato Cassioni
  • Special Thanks to Séamus Purcell

Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Backstage Theatre, Kerry County Council and supported by Siamsa Tire and Shawbrook Dance.

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