Out of Time

Dance 22.3–23.3

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Out of Time

Out of Time offers audiences a brilliant performance by one of the world’s most talented artists within traditional Irish step dancing; Colin Dunne.

Out of Time was performed in front of a full house during the 2010 MADE Festival. Many requests for encore performances have been received since that time. NorrlandsOperan now welcomes back Colin Dunne, offering Umeå audiences the chance to spend two evenings with one of the world's premier step dancers.

Initially alone, Colin Dunne figure feels his way forward in his search for the dialogue between tradition's roots and innovation's freedom. Eventually he is joined by fellow dancers from film archives and accompanied by his own dance and step sounds. The sound is remixed and looped, producing a fascinating rhythm that comments on its self.

The performance is Dunne's first full-length solo production and has toured Europe since premiering in 2008.In many ways, Out of Time is the complete antithesis of the Riverdance phenomenon of the 1990s, in which Dunne was one of the principal dancers and choreographers for some years. This time, audiences instead meet a low-key and candid dancer up close. In a personal, humorous and earnest way, Dunne reveals his artistic vision using words, images and sound coupled with his brilliant dance technique.

Choreography and dance: Colin Dunne
Director: Sinéad Rushe
Sound and technic: Fionán de Barra
Film and editing: Sean Westgate
Light design: Colin Grenfell
Costumes: Joan O'Clery
Newly composed music: Ian McDonnell
Recorded music: Martin Hayes och Dennis Cahill

Producer: Maura O’Keeffe
Production: Manager Rob Furey
Relights: Tom Rohan
LX & Video Operator: Hugh Roche Kelly
Sound Engineer: James Flockton
Box construction: Colin Barclay och Mike Burke

Photo: Peter Hallward

The tour is supported by Green Hippo och Culture Ireland.

Presented by Dansnät Sverige. Supported by Kulturrådet.
In cooperation with Umeå Teaterförening.