After a highly successful premiere performance in 2022, Carlow based choreographer Róisín Whelan returns to VISUAL with Man Down, a gripping dance production featuring an outstanding ensemble cast of four dancers set to an original score by Carlow composer Aoife Kavanagh.
Roisin Whelan’s choreography confronts issues of loneliness and isolation through exquisite dance storytelling. In this highly theatrical narrative dance, reality isn’t always as it seems. Man Down brings together evocative lighting and a foreboding set design that amplify the turmoil of one man’s internal world.
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.
Credits: 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
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