KING | SHRINE Emma Martin / United Fall
A ceremonial performance and installation for the end of the world as we know it
25 May—26 May
KING | SHRINE is a new performance and installation work by renowned choreographer, Emma Martin, that celebrates the End and imagines a new beginning↓ Read more
€18 full price / €15 conc.
40 mins (No interval)
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Audiences can visit the SHRINE installation on Fri 26 May from 12 – 4 pm, restarting every half hour, free of charge.
From the show
“Raucous, loud and sweaty … a thrilling hour of relentless dancing and music”
The Irish Times on Night Dances
“Ecstasy on the dancefloor … ferocious”
The Guardian on Night Dances
“Powerful and ground-breaking … breathtakingly vivid”
The Scotsman on Birdboy
KING is a performance created for dancer, Mufutau Yusuf (Junior), and sound artist/ DJ, Mick Donohoe. It celebrates the simple, communal act of gathering and dancing. Leaning on the arc of ascension, reign and death as a frame to consider humanity’s era of domination, this dance is a humble bow to our powerlessness in the face of nature’s will.
SHRINE evokes a grotto-like space manifested by sculpture, light and sound. Using materials and symbols associated with the opulence of churches, shrines and palaces, the viewer is also confronted with the familiar, banal detritus we leave behind. At the heart of SHRINE is a soundscape that rides through apocalyptic disaster, the abyss, and the birth of a new world.
KING | SHRINE is the first part of a new body of work titled Dark Days need Ceremony.
- Creation Emma Martin in collaboration with
- Dancer Mufutau Yusuf (Junior)
- Music and Sound Mick Donohoe
- Design Katie Davenport
- Light Stephen Dodd
- Text Emma Martin with some contributions from Wayne Jordan
- Voice Hilary Woods
- Additional music "Caligaverunt oculi Mei" Tenebrae Responsories, Thomas Luis de Victoria, arranged and directed by Mark Duley, recorded for United Fall
- Costume maker James Seaver
- Relight Eoin Lennon
- Production Manager Peter Jordan
- Programmer and Technical Manager Susan Collins
- Sound System Tuathal McClenaghan
- Velvet curtain fabrication Frances Whit
- Wax sculpture fabrication Mick Kelly and Istvan Laszlo
- Produced by United Fall
Commissioned by VISUAL, Carlow
United Fall is funded by the Arts Council and supported by Culture Ireland