DANCE QUINTET || 70 minutes
Supported by an original soundtrack, striking costumes and an outstanding international cast, MERLIN is a dark fairy tale instilled with the protean spirit of the eponym character.Jostling with rational narrative and swimming in the substance of myth, MERLIN dives into body textures to invokes fairy tales, pagan carnivals, dark waters, Orphic themes, monsters, wild animals, a battered queen, a shamanic devil, and a strong-headed child-woman, countless images that resonate in our hearts, the fading of time, and of course, Merlin himself, and his mischievous grin.
Performed in: Limerick, Cork, Dublin and Tipperary in Ireland
Concept and artistic direction: Alexandre Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi
Choreography: Alexandre Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi, with the dancers
Dancers: Jazmin Chiodi, Clara Protar, Kiko Lopéz, Sarah Ryan, Alexandre Iseli
Original Music: Oscar Mascareñas
Costumes: Pierre Canitrot
Lighting: Kevin Smith
Merlin was funded by the Arts Council under the Project Awards scheme, and coproduced
by Tipperary Dance Platform and Dance East //// Creation and
production residences: Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, EiMA Creation Centre,
Compagnie Marie Lenfant, Project Arts Centre, Tig Roy.