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Anna Furse Research Residency

Anna Furse/Athletes of the Heart AN ANATOMY ACT

Create is delighted to partner with Live Collision to welcome Anna Furse to Dublin as part of a CAPP Research Residency which will culminate in the premiere of an animated lecture performance An Anatomy Act. Furse is working in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin and King’s College London. Anna’s creative team consists of both Irish based and international collaborators including musician & composer David Coulter and saw player Henry Dagg. Anna Furse will also be meeting with arts practitioners and students during her time in Dublin this November. Conflating her roles as a theatre director, writer, and Professor, with AN ANATOMY ACT Furse is giving a vivid animated lecture on Anatomy, accompanied by haunting saw playing and illuminating video.

The Anatomy Theatres of Renaissance Europe were the horror movies of their day – full of blood, guts, morality and human drama. The public gawped in fear and fascination at the criminal cadaver being doubly punished before their eyes. Furse takes this idea and runs with it, taking us on a journey of discovery to contemplate our bodies, dead or alive, as she segues from personal loss to the circulation of the blood, from Elizabeth 1 to Lady Gaga.

THE ANATOMY ACT is funded by Arts Council England with a residency commission by Create – the national development agency for collaborative arts in Ireland and CAPP (Collaborative Art Partnership Programme) a transnational programme co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union with additional support from Live Collision. It is an Athletes of the Heart production with the Centre of the Body at Goldsmiths, University of London.


COMMUNITY_ Science/ musicians

ART FORM_ Theatre /performance

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Ireland 17 Nov - 2 Dec 2016


ARTIST_ Anna Furse, Athletes of the Heart