The Machine of Love and Death
This professional development workshop opportunity is part of Create’s seminar collaboration with Dublin Dance Festival and Bealtaine Festival, titled ‘The Art of Dying’.
Gary Keegan of internationally acclaimed company, Brokentalkers led a professional development workshop for arts practitioners who are making collaborative work in contexts that are politically, socially and culturally challenging. This half day workshop offered an intimate optic on the work of Brokentalkers, with particular focus on embedded methodologies around collaborative practice which lifts the lid on remaining taboos.In Brokentalkers’ most recent show Frequency 783, a seventeen year-old performer foresees his life, his loves and his eventual death in vivid and bittersweet detail. In Have I No Mouth, Feidlim and his mother Ann conjure Sean, Feidlim’s father, Ann’s husband and soulmate back from the dead. ‘Whenever we talk about death in our work we cannot avoid talking about love. The two are inextricably linked for us. And our art is the machine that binds them together.’