A dance show about mob-mentality, about breaking with traditions, creating new ones, and permitting that those can be broken too. About hiding behind others for fear of being made the target, making us confront our reluctance to stand up and to take charge of our own thoughts, values and feelings – demanding that we let ourselves be seen regardless of the consequences.
With glimmers of hope throughout – moments of decisive, confidant action and attempts to change the status quo, by accident perhaps, and against their better judgement – change, frightening and all as it seems, might be a good thing.
Breandán de Gallaí’s Rite of Spring premiered outside the Cathedral of St. Patrick & St. Felim, Cavan town, Ireland, on Friday 10th August 2012 at 10:15pm. This opening event was part of an extensive contemporary arts programme for Ireland’s premier traditional Irish music festival – Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012 – the largest music festival in Europe.