Sasquatch is a unique piece of experimental music theater bringing together the extraordinary talents of poet Gabriel Rosenstock, musician-composer Eugene Skeef and dancer-choreographer Bridget Madden in a brand new multi-lingual production featuring live improvised music, singing voice, spoken voice, dance and film sequences.
Date: Sunday 31 January 2016
Venue: Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry
The sasquatch is a magical, metaphorical being and the life and death of the last sasquatch on earth represents the death of a culture, of a language, of a species, of a world … and yet, in his drowning, in his disappearance from a cruel world, he merges with universal consciousness, with deathlessness.
Sasquatch trembles on a pearly string of dew, bringing the audience into the last days of the
sasquatch, and allowing them to imagine what all this may mean, what it stands for: a dirge for a species, a celebration of a species, the fragility of the moment, the preciousness of biodiversity and cultural diversity…
Text: Gabriel Rosenstock
Producer/ director: Peter O’Doherty
Choreographer: Bridget Madden
Performers: Eugene Skeef, Josie Nugent, Clea Friend (music), Bridget Madden, Gary Rowntree (dance)
Sound design: Guillaume Beauron
Video artists: Vincent O’Callaghan, Conor McCarron
Set design: Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh
Supported by the Community Relations Council NI and Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Images from the first performance (© Brian Stafford)
Construction of the video screens at Cultúrlann’s theatre workshop (© Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh)