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Wind Re­sis­tance

Pavil­ion The­atre, Dublin. Oct 12-14 8pm (Mat 2.30pm) ¤26 dublinthe­atre­fes­ti­val.com

Fol­low­ing its suc­cess at last year’s Ed­in­burgh In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val, this stage per­for­mance by Scot­tish song­writer, the­atremaker and spo­ken-word per­former Karine Pol­wart blows west­erly to­wards Dublin and Belfast, ap­pear­ing at fes­ti­vals in each city. A solo per­for­mance po­si­tioned as a paean to the coun­try­side and all things of na­ture, Wind Re­sis­tance explores hid­den sto­ries of moth­er­hood through song and per­sonal mem­oir. Writ­ten by Pol­wart, whose songcraft com­bines folk in­flu­ences with themes as di­verse as Don­ald Trump’s cor­po­rate mega­lo­ma­nia or Charles Dar­win’s com­pli­cated fam­ily life, it has also been de­vel­oped with as­sured Scot­tish the­atre mak­ers David Greig and Liam Hur­ley, and been rap­tur­ously re­ceived by crit­ics. The­atre has been flirt­ing with the struc­ture and im­me­di­acy of mu­sic gigs for some time – Greig’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with mu­si­cian Char­lie Fink, Cover My

Tracks, was a gor­geous re­cent ex­am­ple at the Gal­way In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val – and here Pol­wart’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with Greig’s Royal Lyceum The­atre com­bines evoca­tive vi­su­als with her nar­ra­tion and live score.

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