Concert


Two artists united by a deep appreciation of tradition yet compelled by their desire to break it apart: Colin Dunne takes on the 'undanceable' music of the enigmatic Tommie Potts (1912-1988).
Concert

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Overview


Genre: Dance
Venue: Barbican Theatre
Started: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Closed: Saturday 20 October 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 12+

Synopsis


Two artists united by a deep appreciation of tradition yet compelled by their desire to break it apart: Colin Dunne takes on the 'undanceable' music of the enigmatic Tommie Potts (1912-1988).


Armed with a turntable, portable speakers and sheets of flooring, Dunne invites you to experience the genius of Potts as he enters into a creative dialogue with The Liffey Banks (1972).


The only commercial recording left by the virtuoso Irish fiddle player, this rhythmically deviant, melodically resplendent album presents a singular challenge to Irish dance's most celebrated contemporary artist.


Responding physically, percussively and conversationally to these irregular, richly textured tunes, Dunne draws on his extraordinary technique and deep engagement with the music to illuminate it afresh in a negotiation of old and new.


His last appearance at the Barbican was in the Olivier-nominated Out of Time (2009), another solo show since described as 'an unprecedented achievement' by the New York Times.


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 17 October 2018

Closes:Saturday 20 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑45pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑45pm

Friday ‑ 7‑45pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑45pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£18

Concessions:

Student

Students are entitled to half-price tickets in advance for all Wednesday evenings. Proof of eligibility required on collection.


Under 16

Half-price tickets for under 16s. Up to four tickets per event and per booker only. Proof of age required on collection.


Access information


BSL‑interpreted post‑show talk: Thu 18 Oct

Creatives


Author: Colin Dunne, Sinéad Rushe, Mel Mercier (Creation)
Director: Sinéad Rushe
Choreography: Colin Dunne
Lighting: Colin Grenfell
Sound: Mel Mercier
Production: Barbican and Dance Umbrella

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