(Un)Holy Blood

by Lidija Šola

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/367023321559093/

Presented by Circus Factory and Pitch’d Circus and Street Arts Festival

Lirio is an unofficial saint. Dismembered and killed by two brothers, a pool of her holy blood springs from the ground and a church is built to protect it. Inside its walls she is a symbol of female suffering and perseverance. But what happens when this place of worship is bulldozed?

(Un) Holy Blood is an alternate reality where Lirio is given a voice, a temple and her arms back.

Inspired by a scene in Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Santa Sangre, this production fuses contemporary circus and theatre to sanctify the female experience and profess female light. (Un) Holy Blood is a multimedia experience, combining physical movement, visual projections, soundscapes and film.

(Un)Holy Blood Credits:

Director and performer: Lidija Sola

Dramaturg / narrative director: Sadhbh Moriarty

Sound and visual designer: Neil Feely

Film director: Shaun O’Connor

Light designer: Ronan O’Shea

Movement mentor: Maria Sinnecker

Costume design: Valentina Gambardella

Set design: Gregorz Pietrslawoski

Voice actors: Linda Cullen, Katie O’Neill, Noelle O’Regan

Production: Tricycle Trauma collective

Developing part of this show was kindly supported by Arts Council Ireland, Cork City Council and Circus Factory