Comrades in the Dark

Caitlin Barnett
Jun 8, 2022
4:00 PM


Long Kesh, Belfast. 1981. Bobby Sands embarks on hunger strike in pursuit of political status. On day 66 he died. Nine other prisoners died as well before the strike is called off. This piece explores the brutality and humanity within the poetry and prose, written in secret by Sands whilst behind bars. Expect raw, pulsating dance, accompanied live by the traditional Irish drum - the bodhrán.

Caitlin BarnettChoreographer
Charlotte McAdamLight designer
Jean Loup Pinsoncomposer
Richard PyeDancer
Frederick MilesDancer
Edward Kearley–ShiersDancer
Naissa Essart-NielsenDancer
Dakarayi Daniel MashavaDancer


Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival is annually organized by Sareyyet Ramallah. It is an artistic festival specialized in contemporary dance and was first held in 2006. In 2007, the Masahat Contemporary Dance Network, which in addition to Sareyyet Ramallah includes Maqamat– Lebanon, Tanween Dance Theatre – Syria, The National Center for Culture and Performing Arts – Jordan, was established. Since 2007, contemporary dance festivals are jointly organized by these organizations. The Festival aims at promoting dialogue and cultural exchange between the Palestinian people and the people of the world. It also aims to introduce a variety of contemporary dance styles to the Palestinian people and to develop the capabilities of those who work in the dance field in Palestine.

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