Robbie Blake interview, extract 1
Robbie Blake talks about the origins and development of their film ‘Running the ending’.
Running the ending
This is a film, directed by Robbie Blake, about exhaustion, self-expression and joyousness. Blake’s score uses a graphic notation to represent three states: run, reset/shake-out, dance.
Robbie Blake's blue notebook, 6
In these pages from Robbie Blake’s project notebooks, Robbie makes notes from a discussion with Jessie Keenan and Zosia Kuczyńska in which Zosia shares some of her research around theatrical space.
Robbie Blake's blue notebook, 1
In this page from Robbie Blake’s project notebooks, Robbie adapts a phrase from Friel’s archives, ‘So the play should grow in joyousness’.
should grow in joyousness
This note towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990) dated 30 May 1989 contains a phrase that performance-maker Robbie Blake adapted for use as a direction for their piece ‘Running the Ending’.
Robbie Blake, 'Running the ending' score
This is Robbie Blake’s original graphic score (pp. 1-5) for their live performance piece ‘Running the ending’, which is featured in this exhibition as a short film and which was inspired by Blake’s engagement with the Brian Friel Papers at the National Library of Ireland.