Dance Limerick to host CoisCeim’s Missing

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

Tom Pritchard and Emma O'Kane in CoisCeim Dance Theatre's MISSING by David Bolger
THE recently launched Dance Limerick gear up to present CoisCéim’s Missing next week, after its recent sell out success at the Dublin Dance Festival.

THE recently launched Dance Limerick gear up to present CoisCéim’s Missing next week, after its recent sell out success at the Dublin Dance Festival.

The fledging dance support organisation, who have risen out of the ashes of the defunct Daghdha Dance Company, returning dance to the wonderful space in St John’s Church in the city, host CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s Missing, created by David Bolger, next Thursday, November 7.

The exciting show, featuring regular CoisCéim performer Emma O’Kane - who was in the Lime Tree Theatre earlier this year with the excellent Pageant - and Glasgow-based dancer and choreographer Tom Pritchard, is described as a “dance poem to those absent and to those left in the abyss of the unknown” and was hailed as “mysterious, atmospheric and meaningful” by Julia Carruthers, Dublin Dance Festival director.

The poignant duet imagines what it might feel like if a loved one went missing and “broaches the experiences of the families and communities left behind”.

A “movement vocabulary inspired by key iconography and terminology related to missing persons”, Bolger explains that his creation aims to reconcile the mundane nature of a person’s final actions with the “catastrophe of their disappearance”.

“The last actions of these people become really crucial,” he says.

“The simplest acts become extraordinary – and that’s how I really started to think of the dance element: simple movements becoming really significant.”

Missing kicks off a diverse range of programming for the coming months for Dance Limerick.

The piece will be performed twice on Thursday, at 6.30pm and 8pm. Tickets are €15/10 and more information is available on www.dancelimerick.ie.