Sensitivity, elegance and poetry is coming to us from London thanks to UK-based dancer Dan Canham. Delicate elegy to a lost and ruined Irish theatre. “What is left when the theatre closes its door to the public?” asks the British artist, dance, theatre and film activist. The Limerick Athenaeum at 30 Cecil Street now ruined, also known as the Theatre Royal, hosted performers, hypnotisers, operas, politicians, and film fans in its 150-years-long history. Dan brings out the fragments of memories in his dance-theatre piece getting back to wild nights, which might have left shadows imprinted on the theatre walls, and to the people, long gone from the closed theatre.
Performance supported by: Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, Escalator Arts and BAC