Now is it coming together?
This question from Friel’s notes towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990) was one of four archival fragments selected by dancer-choreographer Jessie Keenan when developing a live improvisation technique to generate new material during a Dance House residency in May 2019.
Mixed interview, extract 1
Zosia Kuczyńska, Jessie Keenan, and Robbie Blake talk about the meaning of the phrase ‘Don’t anticipate the ending’.
Robbie Blake's blue notebook, 7
In this page from Robbie Blake’s project notebooks, Robbie makes note of some of the safety measures required for a series of workshops at Dance House in August and September 2020.
Dance House, 13 August 2020
This is a recording of dancers Marion Cronin, Lucia Kickham, and Sarah Ryan performing the second part of a dance phrase taught to them by Jessie Keenan.
Has language failed these people?
The idea that words are not enough was something that followed Friel through his writing career, and informed many of his most well-known plays.