Our Steps and Lovano, Ireland

What We Hold

created by Jean Butler

All performances are currently SOLD OUT If you would like to join the waiting list, please call 01 6778899.

Marking acclaimed choreographer Jean Butler’s return to working with traditional Irish dancers. What We Hold is a site-specific work which unfolds as a series of encounters with an intergenerational cast of contemporary and traditional performers set throughout the historic rooms of City Assembly House.

This world premiere, featuring Jean Butler, illuminates the personal and cultural histories contained within the Irish dancing body.

What We Hold invites the audience to engage with traditional and contemporary expressions of Irish dance side by side, up close, as never seen before;
to experience what the body holds and what happens when we let go.


Special thanks to all at City Assembly House for supporting this project.

Funded by an Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon Dance Project Award. Supported by the Dance in Process Residency at Gibney, New York. Further support from the Irish Arts Center, Dance Cork Firkin Crane and Aer Lingus.

All performances are currently SOLD OUT If you would like to join the waiting list, please call 01 6778899.

Created and Choreographed by Jean Butler

Composer and Sound Design: Ryan C Seaton

Design: Katie Davenport

Lighting Design: Stephen Dodd

Dramaturgy by Shane O’Reilly

Associate Director: Laura Murphy

Consultant: Louise Lowe

Cast: Jean Butler, Tom Cashin, Marion Cronin, Kristyn Fontanella, Fionn O’Sullivan McCarthy, Jack Porter, Maren Shanks, Ryan C Seaton

Image: Fr FM Browne SJ Collection/davisonphoto.com

Venue

City Assembly House

Date(s)

5 Oct. 6.30pm & 9pm
6-9 Oct. 6.30pm & 9pm

Tickets

€15 - €25

Duration

65 mins.,approx.,no interval.

 
Book Tickets
Wed 5 Oct, 6.30pm Unavailable
Wed 5 Oct, 9.00pm Unavailable
Thu 6 Oct, 6.30pm Unavailable
Thu 6 Oct, 9.00pm Unavailable
Fri 7 Oct, 6.30pm Unavailable
Fri 7 Oct, 9.00pm Unavailable
Sat 8 Oct, 6.30pm Unavailable
Sat 8 Oct, 9.00pm Unavailable
Sun 9 Oct, 6.30pm Unavailable
Sun 9 Oct, 9.00pm Unavailable