Set among the remains of a boarded up room, a group of strangers look in from outside. A set of keys unlocks the door to hidden gems left behind. What was that promise that you made?
In 1995, CoisCéim produced the critically acclaimed Reel Luck which looked at Ireland on the cusp of the Celtic Tiger. Touch Me looks at society today and its transformation from tiger visions to the exodus of the once majestic cranes. From this lonely landscape David Bolger rakes through the spoils of an unprecedented era to discover a new beauty, in the promise of the future. What are the new symbols of fortune? What makes us happy now?
Based in Dublin, CoisCéim creates dance theatre for live performance and on film, ranging in scale from duets to larger ensembles. The company’s work has been seen in the US, Europe, Australia and China. CoisCéim has won many awards including two Fringe First Awards at Edinburgh Fringe and the Award for Best Choreography for the film Hit & Run. CoisCéim’s most recent work was Swimming with my Mother which toured Ireland along with David’s short dance film Deep End Dance, earlier this year.
There will be a post show discussion on Monday 14 November.
Born 1979 in Arequipa, Peru, Seán is the youngest member of family of professional musicians. Seán started his music education at a late age taking piano lessons from the age of twelve, guitar at sixteen, and finally drum-set at eighteen. He graduated with honours from the Newpark Music Centre in 2002 receiving a diploma in performance and arranging from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. In 2003 he attended the Banff International Workshop for Jazz and Creative Music under the tutelage of Dave Douglas, and once again in 2005 when he received the Chris Driscoll Memorial Scholarship. In 2004 he was a student of Sri T.A.S Mani in Bangalore, India, where he studied Carnatic percussion and theory. Since 2006 he has been a member of Project Catalyst, an initiative to present contemporary art to new and future audiences. Since 2005 and has been active as a soloist in Europe and the USA, and to this date he has featured on thirteen recordings.
Seán has collaborated with visual artists and practices in a number of contemporary art contexts, He has performed, exhibited and undertaken residencies in a number of prestigious art venues including the Mattress Factory Art Museum in Pittsburgh PA and The Serpentine Gallery London