Powerful dance and dramatic performance to premiere in Galway this week

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Spotted at the Spanish Arch in Galway members of Ériu Dance company rehearsing a scene from their new show “The Village” ahead of its world premiere at Black Box Theatre, Galway, this Friday, May 20th. See tht.ie Photo:Andrew Downes, Xposure.

A powerful new dance and dramatic performance The Village will have its premiere at Black Box Theatre this Friday, 20 May.

The performance is by one of Ireland’s leading dance companies, Ériu, in partnership with Town Hall Theatre, and has been two years in the making.

A trailer video has been released this week to give audiences a glimpse into the performance.

The show follows the story of five strangers who assemble on a hill, overlooking the town they all grew up in.

As their stories unfold the show breaks into a series of explosive and hypnotic dance routines, intertwined with dark and powerful confessional monologues.

As the characters reveal their stories and exorcise their personal demons, the audience is faced with a dissolving sense of reality.

The high-octane choreography is performed over the course of the 70-minute show to a blend of traditional, contemporary, and electronic music.

Breandán de Gallaí, Artistic Director of Ériu, is inviting audiences to come and be inspired.

“We’re excited to be bringing ‘The Village’ to the Black Box for its world premiere,” said Breandán.

“At Ériu we strive to push the boundaries of the Irish dance tradition and “The Village” is no exception.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for those who may not have been to a contemporary dance performance before to come and experience something fresh and inspiring that will challenge any preconceptions of what dance can be.”

Established in 2010, Ériu dance company aims to push the boundaries of the Irish dance tradition with a view to challenging and developing audiences for the genre.

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the company’s founder Breandán de Gallaí began his professional career as a principal dancer with Riverdance in 1994.

Tickets are available here.