'Man Down'

Music for contemporary dance
Composer / Sound Designer / Operator

Run time: 60 minutes

A Roisin Whelan Dance production
Choreographed by Roisin Whelan in collaboration with the dancers

George Bernard Shaw Theatre, Carlow (Feb 2022)
Backstage Theatre Longford (Feb 2022)

'Man Down'

Choreography by Róisín Whelan in collaboration with cast
Cast: Matilda Maginnis, Eleanor Marsh, Michael McEvoy and Joshua Scott.
Set & Costume designer: Florentina Burcea
Lighting Designer: Matt Burke
Production Manager: Ste Bourke
Dramaturgical Support: Hanna Slättne
Producer: Michelle Cahill

Aodh is held hostage by caution and fear, torn between his dreams and desires and the life he is leading.

In this thought-provoking and highly theatrical narrative dance, reality isn’t always as it seems. Through a string of encounters, Aodh is faced with split-second choices between the known and unknown. Man Down is a gripping new dance theatre show by Carlow-based choreographer and VISUAL LAB Programme Artist Róisín Whelan. Following an original score by Aoife Kavanagh, four exceptional dancers create the evocative whirlwind of Aodh’s internal world. This physically charged choreography confronts us with our own past, successes and failures.

Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland Project Award with additional support from VISUAL Carlow, Backstage Theatre, Dance Ireland, Shawbrook, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Carlow County Council, The Strollers Touring Network and The Dramaturg's Network.