All The Relations by Angie Smalis & Colin Gee is a work of story-based dance featuring eight dancers, a narrator and live music, about an event in a small town.
All The Relations by Angie Smalis & Colin Gee is a work of story-based dance featuring eight dancers, a narrator and live music, about an event in a small town. It focuses on sources of personal conflict to deepen our experience of the many characters involved and explore a new perspective on demographic shifts brought on by climate change, while also exposing the interconnectedness between individuals through a larger sense of family, friends, community, nature, and species. As the story is told, the dancers dramatise moments of inner conflict and doubt that the characters within the story are grappling with.
Angie Smalis and Colin Gees’ work, since 2014, has focused on developing a methodology to express contemporary and universal concerns through a character/place-based dance vocabulary. The works they create together propose a new use of narrative in character-based dance and an opportunity to engage with novelistic storytelling technique through movement, exploring how the limitations of “persona” can be shown and to provoke the kind of ethical imagination a story addresses.
Lead Artist, Producer & Choreographer: Angie Smalis
Lead Artist, Writer & Dramaturg: Colin Gee
Dancers: Salma Ataya, Mark Carberry, Mia DiChiaro, Philippa Donnellan, Yumi Lee
Actor: Ruth Lehane
Narrator & Actor: Pius McGrath
Composer & Live Music: Andy Connolly
Composer: Erin Gee
Musicians: Aoife Nic Athlaoich, Diane Daly
Costume Design: Giordana Giache
Set Design: Martin Shannon
Funded under the Arts Council’s Arts Grants Funding and Limerick City and County council’s Strategic Award 2023. Supported by Dance Limerick, Dance Cork Firkin Crane and
the Irish Chamber Orchestra.