- 30 Apr 20
The project explores the torment of the creative process through nightmarish imagery, wild traditional music and visceral movement.
The Bonny Men have released a beautifully nightmarish music video for choreographed by Sibéal Davitt and filmed by acclaimed Irish film director Gavin Fitzgerald (Liam Gallagher – As It Was). It features their take on 'Jenny's Welcome to Charlie,' lifted from their new album The Broken Pledge.
The concept behind the project, which explores the torment of the creative process, was to tell a story through movement, nightmarish imagery and traditional Irish music in an atypical environment. Visceral movement, animal imagery and wild traditional music collide in this piece that creeps and crawls its way under the skin.
Actor and dancer Jade O’Connor plays the creator in this piece and her dance ensemble, featuring Emily Kilkenny Roddy, Dmitry Vinokurov, Olwyn Lyons and Sibéal Davitt, perform movement inspired by animals. Each character embodies a different creature; frog, crocodile, bird and scorpion. The creator dances herself into a disturbing sleep paralysis where she no longer has control and the movement takes a life of its own.