An exhilarating and visceral portrayal of one man’s attempt to maintain his identity told through poetry, dance and Irish music.
HM Prison Maze, Belfast. 1981. Bobby Sands embarks on hunger strike in pursuit of political status. On day 66 he dies. Nine other prisoners would die before the strike is called off. Expect raw, pulsating dance, accompanied live by the rhythms of the traditional Irish drum - the bodhrán.
Emerging choreographer Caitlin Barnett presents Comrades in the Dark as a work in progress, supported by Arts Council England. Highly physical contemporary dance performed to a soundtrack inspired by traditional Irish music explores the brutality and humanity within the poetry and prose, written in secret by Sands whilst behind bars.
Accompanied live by the bodhrán, this socio-politically charged show looks at themes of oppression, resistance and freedom, bringing to the forefront the historic and complex relationship between Ireland and Britain.