At the Kilkenny Arts Festival, the Watergate Theatre, 15-17 August 2014, 6pm. Tickets €18, concession €15.50.
From the festival website:
In a world premiere commissioned by Kilkenny Arts Festival, Irish Modern Dance Theatre reimagines Shakespeare’s King Lear. Choreographer John Scott and an international cast explore themes of parental love, old age, loss of power, fear of death, personal transformation and enlightenment.
The title role is taken by a legend of the New York modern dance scene: Valda Setterfield, one of the original members of the seminal Judson Church movement and a long-time collaborator of Merce Cunningham and her husband, choreographer David Gordon. The performers portraying Lear’s children include Kévin Coquelard (star of the Paris Conservatoire) and Ryan O’Neill (Ponydance and Junk Ensemble).
Lear Project promises to be a deeply personal, playful and profoundly moving new work.
John Scott’s Irish Modern Dance Theatre is a pioneering and diverse ensemble that brings together Cunningham dancers with African torture survivors. Characterised by its passionate, witty and virtuosic choreography, the ensemble has toured its award-winning shows across the world.
Directed by John Scott
Designed by Eric Würtz
Composed by James Everest
Friday 15 Aug 6pm
Saturday 16 Aug 6pm
Sunday 17 Aug 6pm
60 mins approx.
€18 / €15.50