Somewhere in the Body Áine Stapleton

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Ireland


Movement, light, and sound weave together a distinctive narrative inspired by Finnegans Wake.

Somewhere in the Body
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18 May—28 May

Somewhere in the Body is a film installation centred around Lucia Joyce – a talented dancer, visual artist, and singer, and daughter of celebrated Irish writer James Joyce.

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Price

€5

Where?

Project Arts Centre, Cube


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How long?

35 mins (no interval)

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Notes: Contains sensitive content

Somewhere in the Body will run at Project Arts Centre until 4 June 2022.

When?

Wed 18 – Sat 21 May

12PM – 6PM (every hour, on the hour)

Mon 23 – Sat 28 May

12PM – 6PM (every hour, on the hour)

From the show

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Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton
Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton
Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton
Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton
Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton
Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton
Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton
Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton
Somewhere in the Body by Áine Stapleton

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The production examines how Lucia, and her dance career, may have influenced the creation of her father's iconic and dark tale of Finnegans Wake in which she can be seen to appear in various guises. The theme of light runs through this work as it did throughout Lucia’s life; her name, taken from Saint Lucia the patron saint of the blind, is described as meaning “light giver."

Combining exquisite performances by Katie Vickers and Colin Dunne, original light sculptures by German artist Pat Kramer, and a unique soundscape based on the Joyce family biography and Finnegans Wake, Somewhere in the Body reveals both the real and psychic spaces inhabited by Lucia and her father.

Credits

  • Writer & Director Áine Stapleton
  • Performers Katie Vickers and Colin Dunne
  • Choreography Scored by Áine Stapleton
  • Adapted and formed in collaboration with the performers
  • Director of Photography José Antonio Muñoz
  • Editor Mirella Nüesch
  • Light Sculpture Pat Kramer
  • Producer Áine Stapleton
  • Composer & Music Recording Remi S. Langseth
  • Costume Design & Creation Ivan Moreno Bonica
  • Camera Assistant & Focus Puller Goh Takahashi
  • Sound Direction & Text (Excerpts from 'Finnegans Wake') Áine Stapleton
  • Voiceover Artists Katie Vickers, Finn Fordham, Colin Dunne
  • Final Sound Mixing & Mastering Stephen Shannon
  • Technical Manager for Theatre Installation Jason Lambert
  • AV & Lighting Programmer for Theatre Installation Gavin Kennedy
  • Literary Advisor Finn Fordham
  • On Location Support Frank Preiwuß
  • Marketing Dublin Dance Festival, Project Arts Centre, and Dance Ireland

Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Fondation Jan Michalski and Dublin City Council. Co-produced with Project Arts Centre and Dance Ireland. Supported by Fundación NMAC.