Marbleface by Yasmin Mello
Marbleface is a dark, dreamy and magical dance theatre piece which explores themes of isolation, immigration and ostracization. The piece plays with aspects of occult and supernatural horror as an outlet to explore deep and overwhelming emotions of Annika, the fictional protagonist.
This is a live performance that integrates film projection, emotional drama and visceral movement to tell the tragic tale of an exiled witch culminating in an anthology of poetic movement and text that invites us all to experience the world through Annika’s dark and twisted perspective.
PR Photos credited to: Peadar O'Brian.
Ticket Price: £6 (inc booking fee) - Book at link above.
Directed, Performed and Produced: Yasmin Mello
Written and Produced: Ciarán Lawless
Videography: Peadar Ó’Briain
Original Soundtrack: Jonathan Bogle
Art Direction/ Voice Preparation: Elizabeth Souto Maior
Mentorship: Steve Batts and Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company
Lighting Design and Technical Support: Barry Davis
- National Dance Residency Partnership 2021
- Dance Limerick
- Dance Cork Firkin Crane
- Galway Dance Project
Commissioned by Imagine Arts Festival 2021
Yasmin Mello biography
Yasmin Mello is a Brazilian Dublin-based choreographer, director, performer, researcher and a dance and pilates teacher. She has a BA in Dance from Angel Vianna Dance College (BR) and an MPhil in Theatre and Performance from Trinity College Dublin (IE) and her main interest is making interdisciplinary work combining dance, theatre and visual arts through intuitive movement. Yasmin has co-written, directed and choreographed the dance theatre piece “Oi!”, which premiered at the Scene+Heard Festival 2019 and was later adapted to a short film with the DanceIreland’s support . Besides that, together with comedy actor and writer Johny Walsh she has developed and facilitated the project “Mobilise” a socially engaged workshop which was awarded the Trinity Equality Fund 2019. Her most recent work is an occult dance-monologue called “Marbleface'' which she directed, performed and produced. “Marbleface” was commissioned by the Imagine Arts Festival 2021 and awarded the first National Dance Residence Partnership. Yasmin was also awarded an in-kind mentorship with Steve Batts by the Echo Echo Dance Company and is deeply interested in continuing to learn about Poetic Movement. She has also worked with Bernadette Divilly and BeDance company on aspects of Contemplative Dance Practises and the concept of “9 minutes dates”. Currently she is developing ECOS, a multisite digital performance with fellow Brazilian based artist Juliana Tarumoto and expanding her understanding of the creative process within the scope of a digital scene. The findings of ECOS week-long residency in April/2021 in DanceIreland were presented as part of the Digital Performing Arts Conference 2022 hosted by the University of Arts, Belgrade and the work was awarded an Agility Award 2022 from the Arts Council to further develop its investigations. In 2022 Yasmin was awarded a mentorship with Feidlim Cannon from Brokentalkers Theatre Company through the AIC Scheme to upskill and begin working with socially engaged and collaborative practices and is currently working with primary school children on dance and movement based classes with the Catherine Casey School of Dance.