A Call To You
National Tour 2023 – Book Now!
Backstage (Longford) Apr 22, 2023
Pavilion (Dublin) Apr 26, 2023
Siamsa Tíre (Kerry) Apr 29, 2023
Town Hall Theatre (Galway) May 2, 2023
Dunamaise (Laois) May 4, 2023
An Grianán (Donegal) May 8, 2023
Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick) May 11, 2023
glór (Clare) May 13, 2023
Premiere: Dublin Dance Festival 2022, Project Arts Centre, May 27 & 28
Preview: Backstage Theatre, May 12, 2022
Running time: Approx 50 mins (no intermission)
‘A real sense of joy & celebration’ — RTE Arena
‘Energised by live music… Uplifting’ — The Irish Times
‘A wonderful balm for the soul’ — Dublin Dance Festival
A Call To You is a new work by Catherine Young, emerging from the urgency of the incomprehensible times we are living in. It is a call to come together, a call to explore the fragility and friction of community.
Featuring a cast of outstanding international performers, with live music directed by Young’s long-time collaborator Martin Schärer and inspired by Ukrainian folk dance traditions, A Call To You is a fervent celebration of life, togetherness and dance. It offers an antidote to division, the imagery of war and the endless rhetoric of politics. As words fail, the body speaks – untamed and unapologetic.
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Director & Choreographer
created in collaboration with:
Adrien Délphine, Axel Hampusson, Anna Kaszuba, Valentin Lemaitre, Simone O’Toole, Carmen Palacios Sáenz. Additional cast (2023 tour) Orla Mc Carthy and Róisín Whelan
Martin Schärer (music director/percussion) in collaboration with Seanán Brennan (guitar/mandola), Brian Hogan (bass), Vyvienne Long (cello/voice), Jade O’Connor & Jess Kavanagh (voice). 2023 Tour: Ilse de Ziah (Cello)
Sound & Sound Design
Sarah Jane Shiels
June Gonzalez Iriarte
Mags Mulvey (2022)
Hannah Buckley (2023)
Promo Photography DDF
Emer Casey, DDF, Backstage Theatre (2022) | Emer Casey and Nasc (2023)
Kate Bowe (2023)
Creation of the work funded by: The Arts Council of Ireland | An Chomhairle Ealaíon, Backstage Theatre, DDF, Kerry County Council and supported by Siamsa Tire and Shawbrook Dance.
2023 Tour supported by: Arts Council Touring Award and NASC Network.