Come join The Shake, a new participatory performance event directed by Laura Murphy in collaboration with Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín and Rhona Byrne. Five performers will guide you through The Shake at your own pace. We'll even provide you with a personal dance floor! The perfect way to shake off lockdown. “Just think of hot tin roofs and cats, now lift your feet up off those mats...”
The Shake offers audiences the opportunity to be part of a live performance event. Featuring an original soundtrack, original clothes and some very original personal dance floors, The Shake is one of a kind.
The Shake does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s about coming together... to vibrate. Whether you’re into ancient mysticism or the latest thing from Cork, The Shake will resonate with you. And what’s more, as we take you up through the gears, you can go your own speed.
Five performers guide you on a journey that starts with a gentle sway, builds to a good old fashioned boogie and brings you back down with a soft landing. The performers move at three different paces, so you can follow the pace that suits you best, from mellow to moderate to wild, or do your own thing. Originals welcome!
Featuring music by the inimitable Alma Kelliher, live vocals by the soulful Jade O’Connor and costumes by the fabulous Rhona Byrne, The Shake is this lockdown’s hot ticket. We’ll provide you with directions to the venue, directions for designing your own shake suit, and a chair if you prefer to dance in your seat.
Warning: The Shake is not a spectator event. The only way to see it is to be it.
Directed by Laura Murphy in collaboration with Siobhán Ní Dhunnín and Rhona Byrne
Choreographer: Laura Murphy and Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín
Visual Artist and Costume Design: Rhona Byrne
Composer and Sound Designer: Alma Kelliher
Singer and DJ: Jade O'Connor
Writer: Stephen Collins
Performers: Lisa Cliffe, Marion Cronin, Kristyn Fontanella, Laura Murphy, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín
Creative Producer: Maura O'Keeffe
Line Producer: Kristyn Fontanella
Technical Manager: Darach Ó Ruairc
Set Design: Darach Ó Ruairc and Rhona Byrne
Film Maker: Pato Cassinoni
Image: Pato Cassinoni
Created in association with Dance Ireland, Cork Midsummer Festival and Dublin Dance Festival.
Produced by Once Off Productions.
Funded by the Arts Council.