QUAD (Enniskillen Royal Grammar)
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.
Quad by Samuel Beckett
The July 25th performance of Quad is kindly sponsored by Sir Martin & Lady Elise Smith
Artists: Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG)
DATES & TIMES:
Thurs 25th July – 7pm
Sun 28thth July – 7.30pm
Event Duration: 10 mins
Location: Enniskillen Royal Grammar (i.e. Portora)
***Booking is essential as capacity is limited for this event***
Special offer: 3 Beckett plays for £15!!!
- Come & Go
Mysterious, geometric and symmetrical, Quad is an intricately choreographed movement sequence devised by Samuel Beckett. Four figures outline a quadrangle to a rapid, percussive beat. A pattern emerges and collisions are avoided. Written originally as a television play, this is a rare opportunity to see what may be Beckett’s most formal work.