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Ch. Robert Connor (2000)

"We have come to expect a lot from Dance Theatre of Ireland. This latest show is one of their best..splendid soundscape and dancing...beautiful."
Don Smith, Evening Herald

"A strongly visual and subtle new work .an exciting new departure for the array of visual delights and a parade of focused dancing .
MacReamoinn, The Sunday Tribune

"ONLY HUMAN" shows many signs of being 'human' in some of the best possible ways..excellent dancers.all fluid, fluent, highly worked bodies .ample supplies of good dancing. a delight to watch."

". a gigantic white canvas on three sides. .intricate long shadows thrown by the dancers. flooded by Mark Galione's alternately blue, violet, yellow and red lighting . and mutated (at times) into a giant movie screen.."
Mulrooney, What's On Where (WOW)

"Dancing the Light Fantastic...Sustained applause well deserved for the athletic and controlled performances of the six dancers.fine dramatic score.stylish black costumes by Marc O'Neill.well worth seeing."
Swift, Irish Times

Ch. Robert Connor; Original Music: Fran Hegarty; Design: Robert Connor; Lighting: Marc Galione; Costumes: Marc O'Neil; Dancers: Muirne Bloomer, Robert Connor, Niamh Condron, JJ Formento, Romain Guion, Olwen Grindley



The 28-minute video of Dance Theatre of Ireland's SOUL SURVIVOR was composed by Tim Redfern, DIT's Digital Media Centre, who provided 3-d graphics for the production.

The Film of Soul Survivor combines digital video of the performance piece with the original graphics and projections to re-create a new kind of theatrical performance on-screen. The projected imagery in SOUL SURVIVOR is composed of 3D computer animation, digitally treated timelapse video, automatically web-gathered imagery and digitally captured human movement (via motion-capture) with Edinburgh Virtual Environment Centre. The projections were composited using a desktop broadcast video workstation.

Soul Survivor, choreographed by Dance Theatre of Ireland's Artistic Directors Robert Connor and Loretta Yurick, was made possible through the support of The Arts Council, DIT's Digital MediaCentre, EDVEC (Edinburgh Virtual Environment Centre) and SANYO. Dancers: Murine Bloomer, JJ Formento, Robert Connor, Olwen Grindley and Robert Jackson; Music: Fran Hegarty & John Ryan; Costumes: Marc O'Neil and Lighting by Mark Galione.


Dance Theatre of Ireland premiere a new production using Digital Technology in September 2001

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