Inspired by a Caravaggio painting, Chased is a dance piece for three male dancers set on a bog in the mountains of Ireland. It seeks to find an answer to the question:  “How would the Irish dance, if we didn’t have traditional ‘Irish dance’?”  Chased is performed by Ériu Dance Company and choreographed by Breandán de Gallaí

Chased is a dance piece for three male dancers set on a bog in the mountains of Ireland.  It seeks to find an answer to the question: “How would the Irish dance, if we didn’t have traditional ‘Irish dance’?” – if we were free to allow the impulse which happens deep inside the dancer to surface in the body in a less restricted way?  We find the dancers out on the bog, free; squelching sounds of bare feet sinking into the brown, sodden earth in a wind that howls over an old landscape. A landscape that will give up its secrets about who we are and who we have been, if we dig deep enough into the land and into the body.  Chased is performed by Ériu Dance Company and choreographed by Breandán de Gallaí. The initial visual inspiration for the film was Caravaggio’s painting The Taking of Christ – treated here simply (and non-religiously) as a group of people, engaged in a specific act – in a pack, hunting, always hungry, always searching.