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Let Down

24 November, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

‘Let Down’ interweaves movement, real life accounts and an original soundscape to give voice to women’s experiences of nourishing tiny humans. Northern Ireland has the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world, and breastfeeding successes and failures can be difficult to talk about. Building on interview material and online forum discussions of both breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding women, ‘Let Down’ explores questions of the quantified self, failure, and online ‘sharing’ in the context of infant feeding.

The performance is part of a practice-based research project on dance and the maternal supported by Queen’s University Belfast. Incorporating the latest findings of social science research on breastfeeding, ‘Let Down’ aims to approach an emotive topic in ways that communicate untold stories of maternal experiences.

Research, Choreography, Performance: Aoife McGrath, Queen’s University Belfast
Performance: Paula O’Reilly
Soundscape Composition: Sorca McGrath, Ships
Dramaturgy: Emily Dedakis, Accidental Theatre Belfast
Lighting Design: David Willis
Research: Jennifer Hanratty, Queen’s University Belfast
Transcripts: Maria Herron, Ulster University
Technical Management: Ross McDade

Organiser

In partnership with

Breastival Belfast

Contact email address

aoife.mcgrath@qub.ac.uk

Booking required?

Yes


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Date:
24 November, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/let-down-tickets-48569752437

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Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
aoife.mcgrath@qub.ac.uk
Event partners
Breastival Belfast
Region
Northern Ireland
City/town
Belfast
Accessibility information
The Brian Friel Theatre is wheelchair accessible
Image copyright information
Image copyright held by author.

Venue

Brian Friel Theatre
20 University Square
Belfast, BT7 1NN United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
The Brian Friel Theatre is wheelchair accessible
Website:
www.brianfrieltheatre.co.uk