Ground-breaking dance from one of Ireland’s leading choreographers in a thrilling new interpretation of Virgil’s epic poem, The Aeneid, performed to an exhilarating electronic score in the Marina Market warehouse.
Exploring themes both timeless and contemporary including war, migration, displacement and identity through dance and movement, this bold new work from choreographer Philip Connaughton (Party Scene, Love Songs) offers a fresh and engaging perspective that speaks to audiences on a deep and emotional level - inviting us to reflect on our own experiences and the world around us. A culmination of the artist’s creative journey that builds on his previous works and experiences, TROJANS reflects the values and concerns of contemporary society and continues the artist’s commitment to creating meaningful and impactful contemporary dance theatre for all audiences.
After a career-defining moment as a young dancer performing in Berlioz’s opera Les Troyens at La Scala, twenty-five years later Connaughton returns as a choreographer to the work and to the earth-shattering themes of war, primacy of fate, the suffering of wanderers, and the glory of State in collaboration with sound designer/electronica composer Nigel Truswell, lighting designer Begoña Garcia, costume designer Emily Ní Bhroin, video designer Luca Trufarelli and a cast of exceptional Irish and international dancers.
Created, directed and choreographed by Philip Connaughton
Lighting Design Begoña Garcia
Costume Design Emily Ní Bhroin
Sound Design/Composer Oberman Knocks
Video Design Luca Trufarelli
Performers Sheik Bah, Joanna Banks, Vitor Bassi, Alexandra Karcakova, Anna Kaszuba, Sarah Ryan, Anderson de Souza, Dmitry Vinokurov
Photo Olga Kuzmenko
View the programme for TROJANS by clicking here.
Supported by the Arts Council. Philip Connaughton is a Resident Artist at Project Arts Centre.