An exhilarating and visceral portrayal of one man’s attempt to maintain his identity told through poetry, dance and Irish music.
H Blocks, Belfast. 1981. Bobby Sands embarks on a hunger strike in pursuit of political status. On day 66 he dies. Nine other prisoners would die before the strike is called off. Expect raw, pulsating dance, accompanied live by the rhythms of the traditional Irish drum – the bodhrán.
Emerging choreographer Caitlin Barnett presents Comrades in the Dark, a highly physical contemporary dance exploring the brutality and humanity within Sands’ poetry and prose, written in secret behind bars.
Accompanied live by the bodhrán, this socio-politically charged show looks at themes of oppression, resistance and freedom, bringing to the forefront the historic and complex relationship between Ireland and Britain.
“The performers of Comrades in the Dark put their feet down – metaphorically and literally – and energise the whole theatre.”
Asteropi Tia Chatzinikola
“Caitlin has mined something individual out of a melting pot of influences.”
Keith Watson on Resolutions performance of ‘Even the Devil has Demons’
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Fri 29 April, 9.00pm
Choreographer – Caitlin Barnett
Musician – Joe Danks
Composer – Jean-Loup Pinson
Lighting Designer – Charlotte McAdam