Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan

The Blue Boy

Dance Theatre Performance


With: Dylan Coburn Gray, Eddie Kay, Gary Keegan, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy, Stephen Lehan, Mary-Louise McCarthy
directed by
Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan
Eddie Kay
original music by
Lucy Andrews
musical coordinator
Séan Millar
video images
Kilian Waters
light design
Sarah Jane Shiels
sound design
Jack Cawley
set and costume design
Lucy Andrews & David Fagan
Production manager: Marcus Costello
Researcher: Sinéad O’Loughlin

Date of the opening: november 14, 2012
Part of the Temps d'Images Festival

Fusing original music and dance, multi-media and video, The Blue Boy deals with the experiences of men and women who were incarcerated as children in Catholic residential care institutions. This powerful piece combines a highly physical live performance alongside recorded testimony from former residents of institutions, and gives a fresh theatrical voice to recently revealed stories of child abuse in Ireland. Seven masked artists pose the question of guilt through dance.