Aodh is held hostage by caution and fear, torn between his dreams and desires and the life he is leading.
In this thought-provoking and highly theatrical narrative dance, reality isn’t always as it seems. Through a string of encounters, Aodh is faced with split second choices between the known and unknown. Man Down is a gripping dance theatre show by Carlow-based choreographer Róisín Whelan, touring Ireland in 2023. It follows an original score by Aoife Kavanagh, with four exceptional dancers that create the evocative whirlwind of Aodh’s internal world. This physically charged choreography confronts us with our own past, successes and failures.
Choreography by Róisín Whelan in collaboration with cast
Composer: Aoife Kavanagh
Set & Costume Designer: Florentina Burcea
Lighting Designer: Matt Burke
Dramaturgical Support: Hanna Slättne
Producer: Michelle Cahill
Photo credit: Joseph Carr
Funded: by The Arts Council Touring Award. Original production (2022) was funded by The Arts Council of Ireland Project Award with additional support from VISUAL Carlow, Backstage Theatre, Dance Ireland, Shawbrook, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Carlow County Council, The Strollers Touring Network and The Dramaturgs’ Network,