For this new work, the Irish artists' collective Anu Productions takes as their point of departure Ireland's canonical 10th century text, Fingal Rónáin, determining connections between the work and other tales from around the world—chiefly, the Phaedra myth. The result: the first staging of Fingal Rónáin, which has never been performed in Ireland, despite being part of the Irish canon for over a millennium. Rather than simply adapting the text into a play, Anu worked to boldly re-imagine it, creating a new work that straddles the world of theater and visual art. This video is an excerpt of their work-in-progress open rehearsal on February 27, 2010 and was shot and edited by Carlos Soto.
Working on Fingal Rónáin