What if you had support whenever you moved? What can we make when we know everything we do will be supported? If we were told we could do anything because we had the means, what would we try to do?
In this piece, two dancers work to support – physically – each other’s movement ventures to create a dynamic, rhythmical and physical duet. The work uses principles of contemporary dance to explore the idea of support, trust and vulnerability in the arts. The question is… how much further can you go with a bit of support?
Created in 2017, Two Can Do has taken on a life and an identity of it’s own, being named the “Most Innovative” at the Limerick Fringe Festival in 2017 and being described as a “journey of possibilities”, Two Can Do is now preparing to go on a Summer Tour in Ireland, preceded by a show in NYC and a fundraising gala in NJ, with high hopes of bringing the work to tour throughout the US and Europe after this summer’s tour.
“Head to head, a silent room, captivated eyes. The audience’s eyes lay on the two performers who are positioned in an animalistic like shape head to head and blindfolded in the space. I feel like I am entering into their territory, a handmade card for each audience member encourages us to feel welcome. Together, we the audience, let the dancers know we are seated and ready. They slowly begin to move. Hands and feet slowly maneuvering around the space and each other.” - Erris Burke
This experience of Two Can Do for our Irish tour will be approximately 30 minutes, followed by an informal reception where guests are invited to stay up to another hour if they wish! The Two Can Do experience for the Irish Tour is approximately 90 minutes inclusive of show and post-show reception.