Breandán de Gallaí and his company Ériu will use their time at Shawbrook to rehearse a new work Salómae, made possible through Arts Grant Funding from the Arts Council of Ireland and An Taibhdhearc, supported in kind by Dance Ireland & Shawbrook.
Ériu’s unique production of Salómae is a dance and Irish language interpretation of Oscar Wilde’s classic. Visually compelling, the show addresses the brutality of evilness through the voice, body, and music, all seamlessly united, each inciting and arousing the other.
The show explores power and weakness, greed and lust, and is a beautiful and terrifying commentary on the vulnerability of the human condition.
The show will run for 10 performances at the Galway International Arts Festival 2019.
Ériu promotes Irish dance as a living, ever-evolving tradition, through the creation of new work that educates, surprises and inspires. Collaborating with a range of artistic disciplines, and drawing inspiration from complex social issues, Ériu challenges preconceptions of what Irish dance is, its performance contexts, and what it can address. Ériu continually celebrates and pushes the boundaries of the Irish dance tradition, with a view to developing audiences for the dance form, nationally & internationally.