New York City
Please note: Audience members may be asked to leave at any time during the performance.
Graphically honest, deeply-affecting, and darkly funny, The Smell of Want is an exploration of the forces that shape contemporary Irish identity by choreographers Fitzgerald & Stapleton.
The work unfolds through a series of provocative short speeches and choreographed scenes which invite viewers to rethink relationships to the boundaries between life and art. It resembles climbing Mt. Everest, encountering a lot of dead bodies on the way up, and no one wants to be one of those dead bodies. When audience members book tickets they have a choice of traveling Steerage, Plebeian or Winners’ Enclosure – exactly how much is one willing to pay for a pair of shoes after having a dream about one’s own death? There is a special two-for-one deal on the Lovers’ Swing ticket because everyone knows the true price of love in the public eye!
“A strange and strong enough experience to suggest that the power of art is in its capacity to puzzle rather than to please”
-The New York Times
Presented in conjunction with Imagine Ireland.
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