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Emma Martin has paired up with T-Woc for a Dublin Dance Festival show at The Complex

Emma Martin has paired up with T-Woc for a Dublin Dance Festival show at The Complex

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Choreographer Emma Martin was behind the 2021 Night Dances show at the Dublin Theatre Festival featuring a cast of dancers and music from Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox.

KING | SHRINE is a new performance and installation work by Martin “that celebrates the End and imagines a new beginning.”

KING is a performance created for dancer, Mufutau Yusuf (Junior), and sound artist/ DJ, Mick Donohoe aka T-Woc. It celebrates the simple, communal act of gathering and dancing. Leaning on the arc of ascension, reign and death as a frame to consider humanity’s era of domination, this dance is a humble bow to our powerlessness in the face of nature’s will.

SHRINE evokes a grotto-like space manifested by sculpture, light and sound. Using materials and symbols associated with the opulence of churches, shrines and palaces, the viewer is also confronted with the familiar, banal detritus we leave behind. At the heart of SHRINE is a soundscape that rides through apocalyptic disaster, the abyss, and the birth of a new world.

KING | SHRINE is the first part of a new body of work titled Dark Days need Ceremony, and runs as part of Dublin Dance Festival at The Complex on May 25th and May 26th.

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Audiences can visit the SHRINE installation on Fri 26 May from 12 – 4 pm, restarting every half hour, free of charge.


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