State of Exception
with Dancer in Residence Catherine Young
“The camp is the space that is opened when the state of exception begins to become the rule.” Giorgio Agamben
Our Dancer in Residence Catherine Young will premiere her powerful new dance work at the Backstage this March. This highly physical
dance work set to thundering percussion, text and voice, features a cast of outstanding Irish and international performers and is Inspired by her time working with asylum seekers and refugees, coloured also by her recent visit to the Middle East. ‘State of Exception’ explores the world of ‘the other’ in an attempt to understand and tear down the walls and borders that divide.
Catherine Young Dance and has been making & touring work to critical acclaim since 2011, creating powerful, percussive, physical, primal
work, that shows all shades of the human condition – its grit, edge, truth, honesty and beauty.
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