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AN ANATOMY ACT: A Show and Tell By Anna Furse / Athletes Of The Heart

  • Project Arts Centre, Cube Dublin Ireland (map)

With new original soundtrack by David Coulter and Live Saw by Henry Dagg

Conflating her roles as a theatre director, writer, and Professor, this unique event has Furse giving a vivid animated lecture on Anatomy, accompanied by haunting saw playing and illuminating video. The Anatomy Theatres of Renaissance Europe were the horror movies of their day – full of blood, guts, morality and human drama. The public gawped in fear and fascination at the criminal cadaver being doubly punished before their eyes.  Furse takes this idea and runs with it, taking us on a journey of discovery to contemplate our bodies, dead or alive, as she segues from personal loss to the circulation of the blood, from Elizabeth 1 to Lady Gaga. This performance wants to make us think about the meaning of life, why we fear death, and invites us to spend a little time to reflect on our heart and souls – and assert exactly where our liver is.

Place: Project Arts Centre, Cube

Date: Wed 30 Nov (PREVIEW) + Thurs 01 Dec (PREMIER)

Time: 8.00pm (DOUBLE BILL #1)

Tickets: €14/12 PREVIEW + €8 PREMIER

(on November 30, this performance is part of DOUBLE BILL #1 with Just Like A Woman both events are included in the ticket price)