ABACUS Promotional Trailer for Dublin Fringe Festival 2017
Performance installations of 15 minutes duration, on the hour every hour, for six hours at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin. (Outdoors and Free)
ABACUS Available for Touring | Full show and production pack available on request.
Choreography | Laura Murphy Sound score | Irene Buckley Performers | Marion Croinin, Helga Deasy, Siobhan Ni Dhuinnin, Anna Kaszuba, Lucia Kickham, Alba Lorca, Isabella Oberlander, Sarah Ryan & Catherine Young Images | Clare Keogh
Abacus expresses the effects of routine and monotony on us. It asks whether there is harmony in routine, and if there is ever anything original in repetition. It identifies the freedom and beauty in the everyday. Abacus is a contemporary dance performance for 9 women and 18 buckets. The performers take the buckets through a 40 minute sequence of routines that echo the experience of work. The women have become so well versed at their tasks on the 'night shift' that they perform their work with an eerie precision that locates the beauty in work and gestures.