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EARTHFALL: AT SWIM TWO BOYS

Chapter, Cardiff

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the novel by Jamie O’Neill, Earthfall revive their award-winning production with a UK tour. Staged entirely in water, and set against the backdrop of the Easter Rising in Ireland, this tender and visually beautiful production previously toured to sell-out audiences in Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland and mainland Europe.

Set in Ireland in 1916, the work juxtaposes the developing love affair between two young men with political turmoil in Ireland and the slaughter on the Western Front – contrasting the dream of national liberation and the search for personal freedom. The production is staged in a slowly filling lake in front of a waterfall, with episodes from the book woven together through a fusion of extreme physicality, original live music and film.

 

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:

“ Violence, tenderness, passion and humour collide in this super, charged performance”
The Times

“…disturbingly brilliant hi-octane physical dance theatre”
Time Out, London

“True risk-takers and heartbreakers....They have mastered physical theatre, dance and music with excellence.”

Berliner Morgenpost

 “They dance the soul out of the body.”

Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany

TOUR DATES AND VENUES: http://www.atswimtwoboys.com/index.php/tour_dates/autumn_2011

More reading: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Swim,_Two_Boys
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDdZ3V_PoPQ

Earthfall
Chapter
Market Road
Cardiff
CF5 1QE
Tel 02920 221314
Email earthfall@earthfall.org.uk
www.earthfall.org.uk

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