"Lenore" is based on a poem of the same title written in 1774 by Gottfried Bürger. While the poem tells a Death and the Maiden tale this dance work interprets that theme as the individual's struggle against change, by looking at how expectations are associated with everyday objects. The work draws from the 17th century Dutch still life pictorial tradition of “Vanitas” - each object proposes a future by representing something Lenore longs for and feels due, however unlikely.
Created and performed by Angie Smalis and Colin Gee. Music by Jennifer Walshe. Sculpture by Kate Hodmon. Premiered on November 10, 2016, at Dance Limerick, in Limerick, Ireland.