A Glimpse of Flesh and Blood is a Triptych by Rob Heaslip.
Rob Heaslip is thinking folk outside-the-box...
This trilogy will explore Gaelic Cultures’ relationship to rituals around Birth, Life and Death amongst its communities in Scotland and Ireland, on the North-Western edge of Europe.
Rob Heaslip is re-inventing folk using bright colours, bold & powerful dance, loud music and brave design. Somewhere between Contemporary Dance & Folk Theatre they are breaking rules & boundaries to tell stories about people, how they think, move & act amongst each other.
Each work will be presented as a ‘Modern Mythology’, a retake on something as old as time, destined for the modern viewer.
ENDLING is the first work, a piece of dance-theatre exploring funerary rites and customs.
DREOILÍN is the second, a performance Gig celebrating Life through ancient pagan festivities.
The third work, as yet untitled, will explore Birth & Transformation.
To bring agofab to life RHD are seeking international development & commissioning partners, to invest in relationships & gather tourbooking interest.
A Glimpse of Flesh & Blood | ENDLING
An endling is an individual that is the last of its species. Once the endling dies, the species becomes extinct.
Endling is where dance, vocals, music, design and a mound of confetti reinterpret Folk Theatre to tell tales of funerary and mourning rituals, their chants, songs and practices; many now already dead or dying.
Rob Heaslip gives us a collision of popular and folk culture in a world awash with acid pink, green and purple confetti to create a tale of collective memory and consciousness.
In body and voice we recall and retell age-old rituals, customs and traditions from the western edge of our lands which diminish with each passing generation.
Choreography| Rob Heaslip
Music | Ross Whyte
Dramaturgy | Brigid McCarthy
Design | Aaron Jeffrey
Contemporary Vocalists | Michelle O'Rourke, Robbie Blake
Singer | Alasdair Whyte
Performers | Monica Muñoz Marin, Marion Cronin, Rob Bridger, Maria Nilsson Waller
Videography | Paddy Cahill