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
Catherine Young
created in collaboration with:

Hanna Slattne

Dance collaborators
Adrien Délphine, Axel Hampusson, Anna Kaszuba, Valentin Lemaitre, Simone O’Toole, Carmen Palacios Sáenz. Additional cast (2023 tour) Orla Mc Carthy and Róisín Whelan

Music by
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
Alan Kelly

Lighting Design
Sarah Jane Shiels

Chief LX
June Gonzalez Iriarte

Costume Design
Cherie White

Production Manager
Seán Dennehy

Tech Manager
Michael Stapleton

Stage Manager
Mags Mulvey (2022)
Hannah Buckley (2023)

Pato Cassioni

Promo Photography DDF
Luca Truffarelli

Emer Casey, DDF, Backstage Theatre (2022) | Emer Casey and Nasc (2023)

Public Relations
Kate Bowe (2023)

Kristyn Fontanella

Supported by
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.