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An Embodied Manifesto

Catherine Young Dance

We are in shambles.

Ciseach is a pulsating contemporary incantation weaving together a tapestry of dance, rhythm, live music and voice that seeks to rekindle our broken relationship with the land.

Ciseach looks to the body, to the collective, in search of a new path as the ground beneath us yields. This stirring new work by CYD is an embodied manifesto – urging us to re-member, to re-connect with our past, with nature and with each other. Collecting fragments of native wisdoms, myths and kinships, Ciseach pieces together possible futures to build the wattled causeway, the ciseach to guide us to solid ground.

From Floating on a Dead Sea to State of Exception Catherine Young Dance takes on the challenging stories of our time, delivering thought-provoking works that echo on long after the curtain draws. Ciseach is certain to follow suit.

Funded by The Arts Council’s Arts Grant Fund, Backstage Theatre Longford and Kerry County Council, and supported by Project Arts Centre and Shawbrook Dance.


Director & Choreographer – Catherine Young

created in collaboration with:

Dramaturg – Hanna Slättne

Dance collaborators – Nana-YAA Appiah, Diarmuid Armstrong Mayock, Valentin Lemaitre, Emily Nicolaou, Simone O’Toole, Carmen Palacios Sáenz.

Original Music created in collaboration – Martin Schärer, Henning Fuchs, Jess Kavanagh, Mícheál O’Dubhghaill & Jon Sanders

Live Musicians – Martin Schärer (music director/ percussion) in collaboration Jess Kavanagh (vocals) Mícheál O’Dubhghaill(fiddle, flute, vocals), Jon Sanders (mandola/guitar)

Set Design – Sabine Dargent

Lighting Design – Sarah Jane Shiels

Costume Design Cherie White

Sound & Sound design – Alan Kelly

Production Team

Production Manager – Michael Stapleton

Photographer /Videographer – Pato Cassinoni

PR – Kate Bowe Communications

Marketing – Emer Casey

Producer – Kristyn Fontanella

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