Friday 19th May 2017 | The Met, Abertillery, Wales 7.30pm 01495
Saturday 24th June 2017 | Highgate School,London N6 4PL 7.30pm 07891 788782
Friday July 21st 2017 | The Beaufort Ballroom, Ebbw Vale, Wales 7.30pm | 01495 305988 TBC
August 13/14/15/16/17/18/19 2017 | The Sanctuary, Zoo Venues, Edinburgh 7.45pm 0131 6626892 zoo.festival.co.uk
Virago | A Tale of Social Injustice – for 4 dancers. Choreographed by Sue Lewis and set to original music written by Lorraine King and John F Wake together with music by The Pogues.
Virago is a full length dance theatre work inspired by the most arrested woman in Victorian Wales, Minnie McGuire. Minnie is a true life character from the pages of The Cruel Streets Revisited written by Welsh author John F Wake, a woman living in Cardiff of an Irish immigrant family. The tale tells of her drunken and lewd appearances in Court, the social and economic background to the Irish Holocaust and how the victims of the Irish Potato Famine settled in Welsh towns.
Duration – 40 minutes
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Duetti – for 4 dancers Choreographed by Sue Lewis to 3 haunting songs from Medúlla by Björk. Duetti as the name implies is a series of duets. The organic nature of the songs refers to the purest essence of something and explores the ritual power of the voice in a way that is primal and intimate. Unfettered sensuality winds through the songs with Björk’s voice being miked very closely giving the sense of listening to her from inside the larynx. Sue says “I was inspired by the landscape of Northern Tuscany whilst researching the piece; often jagged but occasionally silky and always stunning. The content of the duets reflects this natural beauty” Duration – 15 minutes
Memoir – for 2 dancers Choreographed and performed by company dancers Catrin Lewis and Julian Lewis. An autobiographical journey looking at life past, present and future through the eyes of a river from its rising high in the mountains to its end where it reaches the sea.
Duration – 15 minutes