WHY by Gravity & Levity
‘In 2004 Gravity & Levity won the Jerwood Circus Award to create ‘Why’, a vertical dance duet choreographed by Fin Walker for dancers Lindsey Butcher and Lee Clayden which premiered at ROH2 to critical acclaim and formed the keystone for the companies 1st full length touring production. 2019 will mark the companies 15th year so to celebrate they aim to revisit ‘Why’ commissioned by the IADF/Fidget Feet and funded by Arts Council England. The original programme notes described ‘Why’ as’ driven and fierce in its articulation, power and strength are juxtaposed with ease and surrender.’ We won’t be simply remounting the piece but applying a decade and a half of experience, knowledge, creative practice and of course ‘more mature’ bodies to the material.
By a Thread by Kat & Dawg Productions
Physically exhilaring, touching and poignant By A Thread is the new hybrid vertical dance show by award winning Kat and Dawg Productions. This daring show celebrates the enigmatic ways of life. Weaving stories of an Irish “fallen” woman’s trials and tribulations with the charming feat of flying beings finding their place in the world. It’s not just movement, but rather it is imbued with a story we have all shared, one of joy, one of heartbreak but most importantly one that realizes the potential of our lives.
This emotionally charged dance work is interwoven with storytelling, song and live music performed by Emma Langford – Best Emerging Folk Artist – RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards 2018- and Cormac Byrne, award winning Bodhrán, Percussion artist and composer.
By a Thread is both exciting and devastating, a must see for a whole generation.