Comrades in the Dark © Fabio Santos Image © Fábio Santos

Comrades in the Dark

26 April-29 April

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.

Description

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.” 


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Captioned Performance 
Fri 29 April, 9.00pm 

CREATIVE TEAM

Choreographer – Caitlin Barnett 
Musician – Joe Danks 
Composer – Jean-Loup Pinson 
Lighting Designer – Charlotte McAdam 

CAST

Dancers –
Dakarayi Mashava 
Michael Kelland 
Miles Kearley 
Richard Pye 
Sean Moss 

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