The four natural design differences between a woman and a man are at the centre of a new interdisciplinary performance piece in Limerick using the tools of theatre, dance and music.
Focusing on the themes of Processing, Chemistry, Structure and Thought, (Specifically. Being. Human.) is the brainchild of dance artist Angela Smalis, composer/producer Paddy Mulcahy and actor Kevin Kiely Jnr.
The back left corner of the warehouse at Limerick City Build, Bank Place, Limerick City, is being turned into a representation of a glass box / boxing ring and the audience are invited to witness what is to happen once a man and a woman decide to be inside the space.
(Specifically. Being. Human.) runs nightly at 8pm from February 25th-28th at 8pm.
“My personal artistic practise finds a life within collaborative and multidisciplinary projects that allow the tools I have gathered as a dancer and choreographer to explore further the possibilities live performance has,” commented Angie Smalis, Dance Artist and the Woman in the show.
She continued, “Theatre making has been fascinating me since I moved to Ireland and has been feeding my personal need to produce dynamic and relevant responses to concepts and ideas. Having worked with composer/ sound artist Enda Grennan, multidisciplinary Artist Robin Parmar, and most recently with Physical Theatre actor/writer and director Colin Gee, this opportunity to create and perform alongside an actor and a composer is extremely exciting.”
Kevin Kiely Jnr, Theatre Artist, Producer at IsleBoro Productions and the Man in the show said, “It is an honour to work with Angie Smalis and Paddy Mulcahy on this project. I am delighted to be able to bring a piece of live theatre into such an iconic space as the Limerick City Build Ltd. and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ray O’Halloran for seeing the potential of the team.”
“Theatre is a collaborative effort all around,” he added, “and I look forward to the audience of (Specifically. Being. Human.) playing their part in bringing their concentration and focus into the warehouse with them. I am excited to be exploring the fringes and the supposed boundaries of theatre’s potential. I want my audiences to think outside the box, while watching what is happening inside of one.”
Paddy Mulcahy, Composer and Producer stated, “I have taken so much interest in live performance lately, having found a new love for the piano and synthesizers in the last few years. Working on dance theatre collaboration is great, because more often than not, you’re given lots of creative freedom and the chance to interpret whatever show it is in your own way.”
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