COME & GO / CATASTROPHE (The Regal)
THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP
Three short plays by Samuel Beckett (World Premiere)
Choreographer Mark Morris (USA)
July 25 – 28 2019
Performances at Enniskillen Royal Grammar (ERG, formerly Portora) and The Regal, Regal St.
Come & Go (1965) 3 female performers (dur 5mins)
Quad (1981) 4 dancers (& 4 musicians) This is Samuel Beckett’s sole dance piece (dur 15mins)
Catastrophe (1982) 4 actor performers (dur 10mins)
These pieces are co-commissioned by the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
This will be the New York choreographer Mark Morris’s first productions to the work of Samuel Beckett. Experience three of Beckett’s most touching, eloquent and literally moving works in different Enniskillen venue environments in the hands of one of the greatest contemporary creative artists of our time. This is an unmissable event of the 2019 Happy Days Festival. This will also be Mark Morris’s first appearance in Ireland since 2004 at the Dublin Dance Festival.
Come & Go and Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett
STAGED BY: Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG)
Choreography: Mark Morris
Performers: Elisa Clark, Rob Besserer, Susan Weber, Teri Wekslerand Mark Morris plus 4 local musicians
DATES & TIMES:
Friday 26th July – 5.30pm & 6pm
Saturday 27th July – 2pm & 3pm
Event Duration: 15 mins
Location: The Regal, Enniskillen
***Booking is essential as capacity is limited for this event***
Special offer: 3 Beckett plays for £15!!!
- Come & Go
Catastrophe (1982) is a one-act play originally written in French, then translated into English by the author. The play was premiered at the Avignon Festival and dedicated to the Czech playwright, Vaclav Havel, the imprisoned leader of the Velvet Revolution and later President of Czechoslovakia. The literal meaning of catastrophe is ‘turning point.’
‘Catastrophe immediately struck me as a bold political play. When I was a child we were lucky on occasion see allegorical films and animation from the Eastern bloc. The artists there had found a way to smuggle the politics of liberation into the unconscious. On reading Catastrophe I feel somehow that Samuel Beckett was celebrating the artists of the Eastern Bloc in general and Vaclav Havel in particular.’ Adrian Dunbar: Happy Days Artistic Associate.