Limerick piece meets at intersection of dance and theatre

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Kevin Kiely Jr, Nora Rodriguez and Shane Vaughan of (Allow) Everything Sometimes a theatre/contemporary dance work which will be performed at Dance Limerick on June 11 and 12
AN intriguing piece developed for Pulse, the City of Culture theatre legacy project, returns in an updated guise in Dance Limerick next week.

AN intriguing piece developed for Pulse, the City of Culture theatre legacy project, returns in an updated guise in Dance Limerick next week.

The theatre-contemporary dance piece, (Allow) Everything Sometimes, evolved from the a project developed by dance artist Nora Rodriguez, in collaboration with Shane Vaughan and Kevin Kiely Jr, which was performed in the Red Cross Hall last year.

The piece was eclectic and dreamlike - unsurprising to discover the idea emanated from a dream that Rodriguez had - but no less compelling given the central performances of three very impressive performers, meeting at the intersection of dance, poetry, theatre and film.

Ms Rodriguez explained that fraternal ties, memories and death were the themes explored, inviting the audience to “explore all avenues of creation within a framework of impermanence”.

“Things do or do not last. What shifts them back into the fold of memory, or of unknowing? What use is the written word in darkness, or the spoken word in silence?

“The piece does not seek to answer these and other questions, but to highlight their existence, allowing room for further exploration by the audience, so that they can reach their own interpretation or conclusions. Shane, Kevin and I hope that, with our diverse performance skills of dance, poetry, theatre and film, we are creating something moving, thought-provoking and unique for the audience to experience.”

(Allow) Everything Sometimes takes place in St John’s Church on June 11 and June 12 at 8pm. See www.dancelimerick.ie.