Extraterrestrial Events – new dance-opera with Company Philip Connaughton

Extraterrestrial Events is my latest collaboration with director and choreographer Philip Connaughton, with whom I made TARDIGRADE back in 2014. This ‘dance-opera’ stars internationally-acclaimed Irish soprano Kim Sheehan as well as a wonderful cast of dancers.


The show previewed at Studio le Régard du Cygne in Paris in March 2017, and premiered at Dublin Dance Festival in May. It will be performed at Cork Opera House on 24th October 2017. https://www.corkoperahouse.ie/event/extraterrestrial-events/2017-10-24/

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The truth is out there… or is it? In a spectacular new dance piece, that’s also an opera, Philip Connaughton sets out to uncover Extraterrestrial Events. From the team behind the award-winning Tardigrade, Connaughton is joined by four incredible dancers, composer Michael Gallen and world-renowned soprano Kim Sheehan.

This ambitious show is inspired by real UFO sighting reports made to GEIPAN, a unit of the French Space Agency investigating unidentified aerospace phenomena. One thing the events they record have in common: doubt. Did they really happen? Do we want to know?

Exploring denial, truth and fear of change, Extraterrestrial Events is a multisensory experience that is truly out of this world.

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