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17 Feb 2016— 20 Feb 2016

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New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street
New York
NY 10011
United States

Lear, featuring New York Downtown dance legend Valda Setterfield, and created by John Scott, artistic director of Dublin-based John Scott Dance, whose choreography falls “somewhere between Beckett, Chaplin and Monty Python”, deliver a work that is both deeply personal and playful.

The inimitable Setterfield, who plays King Lear, gives a profoundly moving performance that explores the unraveling of a universe, parental love, fear of death, personal transformation and enlightenment.

Along with Goneral, Regan and Cordelia portrayed by three men, including Irish dancer Ryan O’Neill and young French dancer Kevin Coquelard, Lear is a timely and tender exploration of aging, loss and regret that gets to the very heart of who we are. Lear was originally commissioned by Kilkenny Arts Festival, Ireland.