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"Addressing issues of containment and displacement within somatic and geographic experiences of mobility."

Descendants of nomads, our movement through the world, and the dances within and around us are our very expression of life. Tender and powerful, Landing Places is an uplifting expression of how, through connection and support, we reach beyond limiting boundaries and continue to expand the imagined and real worlds we inhabit.

A powerful and visually arresting performance, Landing Places integrates cultural dances from Ethiopia and the Agbor region of Nigeria, with contemporary dance theatre and acrobatics. This unique and timely exploration of cultural and geographic experiences of mobility examines the experienced convergences between geographical displacement and restricted body mobility.

A collaboration with sound artist Olivir Haylett, this new work was developed by KateWilson (Artistic Director of Undercurrent), along with an exceptional team of dance artists.The artists are Gaelin Little (UK), Loveth Oyiboka an asylum seeker from Agbor, Nigeria,Mintesinot Wolde (IRE & Ethiopia), and dance aerialist and acrobat Robin Wilson (IRE).

With a striking set, reminiscent of Lars von Trier’s ‘Dogville’, these diverse performers
navigate a world of lines in a Kafkaesque world of timeless containment evoking experiences
of endless corridors of large institutions. Passionate performances
from the ensemble unfold onto the theatrical set where they ultimately express, without
guard, the deeply felt necessity to move without limits, and beyond walls.


Supported: by Arts Council of Ireland

Landing Places was previewed at the Dock in spring 2023.

Photos by Milo Cummins

Filming by Roisin Loughrey

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