United Fall

Girl Song

Dublin, Ireland

Dutch Premiere

Luca Truffarelli

Girl Song

Dublin, Ireland

Dutch Premiere

Luca Truffarelli

Emma Martin | Girl Song

Sublime choreography of four women's lives
The Irish truly understand the art of storytelling. This is certainly the case with Emma Martin, a promising choreographer with a unmistakable aptitude for forging atmosphere. In the visually versatile and powerful Girl Song, four women of various generations reflect on what it means to be a woman, to be someone. As they dance, they take stock of four characteristic stages of life, as elderly, middle-aged and young woman, and as young girl. In a sublime choreography packed with unexpected twists and turns, the dancers reveal themselves as truly multifaceted personalities. Vulnerably, tenderly and resiliently, the women take on the everyday struggle of life, constantly confronted by the absurdity and dark sides of human existence. The intelligent use of props and brilliant costumes allows Martin to deftly reconnoitre a dispassionate world balancing throughout between fantasy and reality.

“Exquisitely and superbly choreographed, with dance sequences you could watch for days, Girl Song weaves an irresistible magic making it essential viewing”

- The Arts Review

Credits

Director and choreographer | Emma Martin
Performers | Joanna Banks, Justine Cooper, Stephanie Dufresne, Tegan O’Sullivan
Composer | Tom Lane
Costume design | Catherine Fay
Lighting design | Stephen Dodd
Videographer | José Miguel Jiménez
Stage design | Emma Martin
Production | Jen Coppinger, Pádraig Heneghan

Coproduction | United Fall, Dublin Theatre Festival, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival with commission support from the Irish Arts Center

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