“He perfectly embodied the tensions between his inner and outer self, and found universality within the personal.”
Mortuus Est Philippus is a piece about life. Using movement structure as a way to remember a vast list of every possible way of dying, Connaughton challenges both himself and the audience’s fear of mortality. It’s oddly liberating and humorous. Mocking at our fears of the unmentionable. It laughs in the face of death. Initially created for Dublin Dance Festival in 2013 and then reworked for Festival Instances, Chalon-sur-Saône (2015).
Recently performed at CND Chalon sur Sâone, France
Duration: 25 minutes // Available for touring