By Isabella Fraser, 18th August 2014
Olwen Fouéré adapted Riverrun from the voice of the river ‘Life’ (Anna Livia Plurabelle) as it appears in Finnegans Wake by James Joyce. This is a solo piece performed and directed by Fouéré, with sound designed and composed by Alma Kelliher and lighting designed by Stephen Dodd.
Fouéré’s show is a hypnotic, esoteric flow of movement and fragmented narrative and absolutely mesmerising. The text of Finnegans Wake is famed for its idiosyncratic use of language and by combining text from it with dance, movement, sound and physical action, Fouéré has created a work that is individual, remarkable and difficult to fully describe.