Fitzgerald & Stapleton is a dance theatre company founded and directed by Emma Fitzgerald and Áine Stapleton. Their work is complex and challenging – displaying an unrelenting and personal intimacy which refuses to be contained within a single narrative or identity. The relationship between language and the lived experience is at the heart of Fitzgerald & Stapleton’s choreographic and performance techniques and for every production they create the duo write a text of performance directions known as a score.
Their production WAGE was described by the Irish Times as “at once angry, hilarious, and at times poignant”. “A feminist polemic about inequality and the pornographisation of the female body… at its essence is choice. At all times imbued with power and grace, Wage offers a deeply serious, yet charmingly playful subversion of dance, of gender, of expectations and conventions by two incredibly talented artists”, The Examiner.
Co-productions and residencies include Abrons Arts Centre New York and Project Arts Centre Dublin, and the Obie Award winning Chocolate Factory Theatre New York and Dance Ireland.
Their work has been critically acclaimed by the New York Times and as “Touches deeper stranger chords” by The New Yorker, Their most recent production Lurky!Lurky! was described as “… a stark, feral roar. Fitzgerald and Stapleton know what their quarry is and they go straight for the jugular… they’re fearless, set on their course and winning”, Totally Dublin Magazine.