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Return to Absence

As inspiration for their latest production, Arcane Collective delves into the Samuel Beckett trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable. In reverence to Beckett, Return to Absence embodies the resonant images and wrought emotions characteristic to these remarkable stories. Constructing a fluent language of movement and environments as abstract and absurd as Beckett's unparalleled composition of words, the dance emerges as an intimate portrayal of humanity; a rich and ridiculous non-linear storytelling. Return to Absence premiered at the Dublin Dance Festival in 2014.

Choreography: Arcane Collective
Dancers: Andres Corchero, Boaz Barkan
Morleigh Steinberg, Oguri
Music: Feltlike with Paul Chavez
Set: Oguri & Moses Hacmon
Lighting: Morleigh Steinberg

 

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Cold Dream Colour
Dance Homage to Louis le Brocquy

The haunting world of Cold Dream Colour celebrates the surreal and powerful imagery inherent in the paintings of Ireland’s foremost 20th century artist, Louis le Brocquy. Like the precision and beauty of brushstroke to canvas, Arcane Collective takes the canvas to stage bringing their unique insight to the physical and emotional complexities of the human landscape. While honoring this master’s vision, Cold Dream Colour stands as its own distinctly original work of art, a total engaging theatrical experience.

Director: Morleigh Steinberg
Choreography: Morleigh Steinberg, Oguri, Liz Roche
Dancers: seven dancers
Music: The Edge and Paul Chavez
Set: Oguri and Moses Hacmon

 

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Quest for Freedom

The work revisits an American classic with dance and a musical score by a quintessentially American artist. Dancers and musicians zero in on the universal human dilemma posed by Huckleberry Finn – the urge to rebel against society and the need to adhere to its dictates. The novel’s rich detail, emotional expression, physical sensitivity, and humor provide the raw materials and inspiration. Dancers Oguri and Tamai compliment each other as melody and harmony. Tamai, a profoundly beautiful dancer, exudes naturalness and simple pleasure while Oguri, with his intense concentration, transforms himself to embody different characters. The presence of master trumpeter-composer Smith on stage is as important as his music. Skillfully, through his instrument, he delivers the sound and spirit that emanate from his body.

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CADDY! CADDY! CADDY!
WILLIAM FAULKNER DANCE PROJECT

Caddy! Caddy! Caddy! is an epic dance work, with a live sound score and evolving, dynamic installation. This evening length performance, is an abstract portrayal of several of William Faulkner's works. Utilizing simultaneous, disparate and distinct intimate passages, the dance moves with a sense of confinement, entrapment, sadness, loneliness and courage.A simple play of light becomes the medium for a face dancing the ravages of unforgiving time. Darkness illuminates the rhythm of the telling with speaking, sobbing and laughter. Faulkner's stories unfold, without foregrounding cause and effect, through many different interwoven voices, forming a nonlinear composite - a rich blur of life. Evoking subtle essences, with this reckoning of time, Oguri presents Caddy! Caddy! Caddy!.

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