State of Exception

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Updated: December 2nd, 2019

State of Exception

Followed by post show discussion. Panel TBC.

Lime Tree Theatre | Wednesday, February 26th | €18/€15

“The camp is the space that is opened when the state of exception begins to become the rule” Giorgio Agamben, Philosopher

Inspired by the experience of making work with refugees and asylum seekers in Direct Provision, State of Exception is a powerful and raw multi-cultural interplay of dance, music and text. Featuring a cast of outstanding Irish and international performers this compelling and original dance work delves into the world of asylum seekers to understand, to connect, to challenge and tear down the walls and borders that divide us, finding home in the common that binds us all.

Choreographer / Director: Catherine Young
Original Music / Sound: Martin Scharer (Music Director & percusssion), Brian Fleming (percussion), Vyvienne Long (Cello), Jade O’Connor (vocals), Fiona Sheil (Sound Design) & text by Donal O’Kelly
Dancers: Vanessa Guevarra, Alessandra Ruggeri, Marc Stevenson and Mufutau Yusuf
Lighting Design: Tim Feehily
Dramaturg: Hanna Slattne

“This is Irish dance making at its best; political, urgent and intelligent.. go see it.” – RTÉ
“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 ****

Proudly funded by The Arts Council

• Please note all ticket prices include a booking charge.
• No exchanges or refunds.
• Wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call our box office on (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.
• No late comers admitted to the theatre once show commences.
• Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking on campus.

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