Butterflies and Bones: The Casement Project

13 October
In 1916, Roger Casement was hanged in Pentonville Prison. Knighted for exposing human rights abuses in the Congo and Amazon, his support for Irish nationalism during WW1 was a British scandal.

His sex with men was even more scandalous. A hundred years later, Butterflies and Bones uses dance to imagine a national body that welcomes the stranger - from beyond the border, as well as the one already inside. It uses the queer body of Casement to address today's questions of belonging and becoming.

This new work, performed by six dancers, is part of larger choreography of bodies and ideas by Fearghus Ó Conchúir addressing the legacy of 1916, and is a major project in the national and international Ireland 2016 centenary programme and also part of 14-18 NOW, the UK's First World War Centenary cultural programme.

Performers: Mikel Aristegui, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Philip Connaughton, Bernadette Iglich, Matthew Morris and Liv O'Donoghue.

Please note this performance contains nudity. Age guidance: 16+
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