Fitzgerald and Stapleton
The Work The Work


May 21-22, 2010


The Chocolate Factory’s first solo international commission, The Work The Work debates the interplay of individuality, power, capitalism and gender within current Irish society. Throughout the performance the artists negotiate a choreographic score written by Fitzgerald & Stapleton, designed to support and challenge each artists’ moment to moment relationship with the audience, stage environment and each other. The choreographers write themselves into impossible situations in order to transcend any aesthetic predilections that might narrow their ability to celebrate the here and now of being alive.

Fitzgerald & Stapleton is founded and directed by Irish artists Emma Fitzgerald and Aine Stapleton. Lighting design by Madeline Best.

The Work The Work is supported by Dance Ireland and Culture Ireland.

“Asking Puzzling Questions, With Full-Frontal Intensity” – Roslyn Sulcas, New York Times

“The Dublin duo get to The Work” – Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York