Ériu featuring Breandán de Gallaí and Nick O'Connell
Choreographed by ex-Riverdance principal Breandán de Gallaí, Lïnger is a contemporary Irish dance work involving two male dancers at opposite ends of their dancing careers. Performed by de Gallaí and Nick O’Connell this immersive theatrical experience is a powerfully tender and muscular exploration of Irish gay masculinity, and unfolds through a rich tapestry of photography, film, music, and movement.
Throughout this biographical work are moments of liminality – 'being neither here nor there' (Heaney 1996): that deliberate restraint; permanently on the cusp; as we indulgently linger in its vastness. Lïnger is a test of endurance as desire soars but climax is avoided.
Ériu’s work is a 21st century reimagining of Irish dance, exploring the poetic potential of the genre and examining topics rarely dealt with through traditional dance.