Based on the eponymous 1798 Irish Gothic novel by Regina Maria Roche, Madeline is a new character-based dance work for three dancers, four musicians and one actor.
Comprised of fifteen danced scenes, each portraying an event from the original story and featuring a musical theme performed live by Limerick Jazz Society, Madeline uses contemporary dance, narration and jazz music to develop a unique perspective on a current, urgent social theme also found at the centre of the novel ⎯ a woman’s fear for her physical safety.
Reviewed by The New York Times as “uncannily absorbing”, Angie Smalis and Colin Gee have collaborated and performed internationally since 2007. Respectively trained at the Greek National School of Dance and the Lecoq School, they have worked individually with Daghdha Dance Company, Wien State Opera, Cirque du Soleil, Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other venues and institutions internationally.
10 November 2018, 8pm at Nenagh Arts Centre, Tipperary
12 November 2018, 8pm at Ormston House, Limerick
14 November 2018, 8pm at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin
The principal artists are Angie Smalis , Colin Gee, Laura Dannequin, and Damien Devaney. Live music is performed by the Limerick Jazz Ensemble including John Daly (drums & percussion), Izumi Kimura (piano), Joe O’Callaghan (guitar) and Peter Hannagan (double base).
Production and Creative Team:
Martin Shannon, Set Design
Giordana Giache, Costume Design
Kerrie Ahern, Production Manager
Pius McGrath, Lighting Design
Christina Morin, Mentor on history of Irish Gothic fiction
Patrick Kelley, Video Production
Dominik Kosicki, Videography
The project is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City and County Arts Office.