Return to Absence


Arcane Collective’s latest production, Return to Absence inhabits the rich and peculiar realm of Samuel Beckett’s trilogy novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and the Unnamable.  Presenting a non-linear storytelling, Return to Absence embodies the resonant images and wrought emotions characteristic to Beckett’s world, portraying the human condition often at the end of its tether.

“Dance first. Think Later. It’s the natural order”. – Samuel Beckett

Premiered at the Dublin Dance Festival  MAY 21-23rd 2014

APAP Showcase 2016

Return to Absence and ebb

ebb - 54New York Live Arts
Live Artery Showcases
Jan 15 at 6pm
3rd Floor Studios

Inhabiting the rich and peculiar realm of Samuel Beckett’s trilogy novel Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnamable, Arcane Collective presents excerpts of its latest two-part production, Return to Absence and Ebb. Constructing a fluent language of movement as abstract and absurd as Beckett’s words, the dance weaves a non-linear tale of decrepit persistence and playful futility of life at the end of its tether. The dance weaves a tale of decrepit persistence that is nostalgic, melancholic, and touchingly humorous.

” I can’t go on, you must go on, I’ll go on.” – Samuel Beckett

Premieres at New York Live Arts in April 14-16 2016.


APAP Showcase

January 12 & 13, 2013

Arcane Collective APAP showcase + meet the artists

ARCANE Collective will be in full flight with 6 mesmerizing company dancers performing in our unique and intimate venue. We will be transforming our ARCANE Loft Tribeca into a luminous landscape and will be presenting excerpts of our most recent acclaimed production, up close and personal. And we are only a short distance downtown from the Hilton Hub.
Find us at  Jodi Kaplan & Associates/ Booking Dance Booth 849 Hall ll
and Culture Ireland booth#68 Rhinelander Hall

These are the times we are presenting
Saturday, Jan 12th,  3pm & 7:30pm & 10pm 
& Sunday, Jan 13th,  12pm & 7:30pm

at ARCANE Loft Tribeca – 145 Hudson Street, # 12a  (Tribeca) NY NY 10013
RSVP: and for any questions you may have.