Brotherly is a contemporary dance performance that questions traditional Irish Dance as a global phenomena and its roots in colonial resistance. Drawing inspiration from Riverdance, with its rigid physique and rhythmic footwork – a form that emerged during the 19th century in response to British imperialism rule of Ireland – it is a physical display of the felt experience of being controlled, while the untamed and vital human spirit stands in enduring opposition.
Brotherly is a piece for three dancers where bodies become as a unified musical instrument, a brotherhood in ceaseless and percussive motion, sounding an ebbing call to arms, or perhaps one to life.
25.05.2023: Nuuk Nordic Festival, Greenland
26.05.2023: Nuuk Nordic Festival, Greenland
20.03.2022: RAS, Norway
21.01.2022: Bærum Kulturhus, Norway
20.01.2022 (PREMIERE): Bærum Kulturhus, Norway