Running the Ending Compilation (Dublin Fringe Festival application)
This video is a compilation of different performances of Robbie Blake’s live version of ‘Running the ending’, inspired by Brian Friel’s composition process for Dancing at Lughnasa (1990). This compilation was produced to accompany an application to the Dublin Fringe Festival that was subsequently withdrawn due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on live performance. The project was subsequently reimagined for film.
So what is surfacing (Dublin Fringe Festival application)
This video is a compilation of different performances of Jessie Keenan’s live improvisation to audio she recorded in response to the question ‘So what is surfacing?’, adapted from a phrase written by Brian Friel during the composition process for Dancing at Lughnasa (1990).
Portrait: Robbie Blake
Robbie Blake is a composer, director and vocalist based in Galway, Ireland.
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.