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Dancer from the Dance Festival at The Complex

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography, Gathering 4. choreography by Tobi Omoteso, Iseli-Chiodi Dance Co and Magdalina Hylak. Tickets here.

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Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography, Gathering 4.

Choreography by Tobi Omoteso, Iseli-Chiodi Dance Co and Magdalina Hylak.

Running Time 55 minutes Iseli-Chiodi's film Turnstile is a live performance and visual arts installation, combining dance, video and original music. Commissioned by Tipperary Museum of Hidden History, in memory of the 1920 events known as Bloody Sunday. Two dancers Robyn Byrne & Róisín Whelan enclosed inside a glass cabinet. Video projections of oversized bodies falling into an empty space. The factual numbers of a bloody forensic report becoming the backbone of music composition. Iseli-Chiodi reflects on our ability to find resilience after violence. This work considers the decay of memory and pays a poetic tribute to the illusory nature of narratives that spin inside the collective unconscious, invading its heart.

Music, film, recorded voices and the flesh of the body weave threads of history, to form a new present-day image. This work enters through a door of memory and spins out through a turnstile of reinterpretation, imagination, and possibility. Turnstile is an invitation to revisit violent facts and reconstruct a new state of play through the lens of dance. Unraveling the story, taking rudimentary constituents that define the traumatic events. Letting each one of them carry its own significance. Decontextualising each component from the original narratives. Weaving them into a new scene, a new plot that does not carry the trauma in its heart. Tobi Omoteso's AYE offers a personal insight and exploration into a state of being that examines what it means to exercise self-government and sovereignty over one’s territory: Body, Soul, and Environment. The performer uses this opportunity to dive into the known unknown, asking questions hoping not for an answer but for a response. Magdalena Hylak's DANCE NO. 0: trio is a non-story-based improvised dance performance with Brussels based sound designer Lionel Kasparian and his experimental modular synth. Here, through raw movement and sound, the artists explore the relationships and tensions between public-personal, inside-outside, visible-invisible. This is the first of a series of short performances that take their inspiration from Magdalena Hylak’s ongoing project DANCES FOR NOBODY, which is rooted in the West of Ireland.


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