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  Colin Dunne & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Directed and choreographed by: Colin Dunne & Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Music: Michael Gallen
Performed by: Colin Dunne, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Michael Gallen, Soumik Datta
Set design: Filip Peeters
Light design: Mark Van Denesse
Sound design: Michael Gallen, Jef Verbeeck
Additional music composition: Soumik Datta, Colin Dunne, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Artistic consultant: Arthur Nauzyciel, An-Marie Lambrechts
Assistant choreographer: Laura Murphy
Technical director: Hugh Roche Kelly
Implementation set: Martin Baarda
Costume advice: Caroline Wittemans
Technicians: Mathias Batsleer, Janneke Hertoghs
Production team: Arnout André de la Porte, Lars Boot
Session is a new collaboration between choreographers Colin Dunne and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Drawing upon the rhythmical and sonic aspects of Dunne's traditional Irish dance, these two incredibly diverse performers discover their relational possibilities through an exploration of sound. In Session, the lines between movement and music, seeing and listening become a source of play, creating new modes of sound-making from the graceful to the absurd. Dunne and Cherkaoui are joined onstage by composer Michael Gallen and musician Soumik Datta. Gallen's score draws upon a diversity of sonic and musical sources, threading the melodic eccentricities of percussive dance, timbral noise and sean-nós ornamentation into a larger soundworld that includes overlapping pianos and strings, electroacoustic textures and polyphonic choral performance.
Thanks to: Stephen Collins, Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern, Kopspel
Produced by: Eastman, Once Off Productions & Théâtre National de Bretagne
Co-commissioned by: Dublin Dance Festival, the Abbey Theatre, Sibiu International Theatre Festival, Julidans, Grand Theatre Groningen/Noorderzon Festival, MC93 - scène nationale de Seine-Saint-Denis - Bobigny, Torinodanza Festival, Teatro Stabile di Torino-Teatro Nazionale, deSingel - Antwerp, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Sadler’s Wells - London, Tanz Köln
With the support of the BNP Paribas Foundation, the Flemish Government, the Belgian Federal Government’s Tax Shelter programme and the Arts Council of Ireland/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Eastman is resident at deSingel International Arts Campus, Antwerp. Eastman is represented by Maïa - Arts / Emmanuelle de Varax.


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