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Credo Theatre

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Founded in Sofia in 1992, Credo Theatre effortlessly combine sublime acting skills with creative imagination and improvisation to conjure up an act or pure theatrical magic with their interpretation or Gogol's The Coat Taking this deliciously absurd story and transforming it into an intimate and magical two-hander stage show, Credo Theatre have crafted a little gem. Already having claimed four major international awards, the show has been performed in seven languages, and was a major hit at the Edinburgh rringe last year. Utterly beguiling and fascinating this inventive and witty show ably demonstrates the imaginative power of theatre. Using little more than some comic moustaches and eyebrows, a few pieces or material and some bamboo, these two talented actors create a totally believable story and for 60 minutes they make time stand still. A truly joyous and uplifting tale, this comedy of souls has been brought to glorious life by Nina Dimitrova and Vassil Vassilev-Zuek. 'Superb.' Scotland on Sunday. 'Truly memorable.' The Scotsman. 'Extraordinary.' Hmtsko J/ovo (Zagreb). 'This is worth living for, working for, making festivals for' Pravda.

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MY SOLITARY ELEGANCE - The Life of Jane Austen

One of the giants or English fiction, Jane Austen wrote six novels that are still widely read and studied. Obmvan� shrewd, compassionate, and witty, these novels are timeless masterpieces. Yet little is known of Jane Austen herselr. Daughter of a country clergyman, Austen published her novels anonymously, even aher her reputation grew. Obviously highly gifted, Austen was shy, retiring and perceived as being slighdy eccentric. She never kept a diary or journal and after her death her sister Cassandra destroyed most of her letters. What little is known of Austen Judith French has seamlessly pieced together into a fine, funny and deeply moving show. As an actress, French effortlessly reveals Austen's inner life, and as a writer French is a scholar and crafuwoman. In this imaginative reconstruction of Austen's life from her early teenage years, French gleaned what she could from the novels, manuscripts, any surviving letters, and contemporary accounts of 18th and 19th century England. Sparkily amusing, French's Jane Austen is a far cry from the embittered maiden aunt suggested by some literary historians, and this show will be cherished by Austen fans and the uninitiated alike.

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DATES Sat 19 • Sun 20 � TIME _____ 8.00�m _ VENUE An fa_bhdhmc PRICES £7.00, £5.00 MATINEE Sun 20 July, 3.00pm £6.00, £5.00 Duration 80 mms 1H IRISII

Haiku

Ireland Haiku is a focused character study examining the relationships between a mother and her two sisters. The younger daughter is an exceptional, autistic woman who is the inspiration for haiku poems the mother publishes. These three-line poems offer glimpses of enlightenment from everyday sources. As the mother's sight fails, the older daughter believes that her sister should be institutionalised, and that her autism puts her out of reach of the 'ordinary' world. Katherine Snodgrass's play has been translated for An Taibhdhearc into Irish by the poet Gabriel Rosenstock, and the play is directed by Chiyomi Yamashita who studied Irish and English literature in Tokyo, and who now lives in Ireland.

Galway Youth Theatre

THE CRUCIBLE

Ireland Written during the early 1950s at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy's hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the US some critics have suggested that The Crucible is an historical allegory for the McCarthy period. However, perhaps the play can be examined more fruitfully as a play about the human condition. McCarthyism, as Hiller himself said, is the backdrop for the play. but is not its theme. The Crucible is set in another politically charged period in US history. The Salem witch trials of the late I 7th century resulted in the accusation and hanging of many colonials. Citizens of the tlassachusetts colony were arrested and forced to admit their own guilt and inform on others. Previous Galway Youth Theatre productions have drawn rave reviews and their bold new production of Hiller's classic looks set to continue the trend.

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THE STREETS OF GALWAY, SUNDAY 13th JULY. 3.00 PM Times are changing and so is the Hacnas Parade. The biggest event in Hacnas' year changes direction (in more ways than one) to ensure that Galway's biggest Party creates fun on a grand scale and a favourite of audiences over the years. This year's parade brings the seasons of the year through the streets, each presided over by a different ancient deity. • Spring is the world of Ancient Greece and Aphrodite, the Goddess of love. • The Egyptian Sun God, Ra, rules over Summer and brings with him Cleopatra and Anubis to the streets of Galway. • The Forgotten World of the Mayans of Central America goes on show in Autumn ruled by Quetzacoatl, the Serpent God of the rain forest with his Snake men and chattering monkeys. • The Frozen Wastes of the Poles with a mixture of Trolls, eskimos and penguins represent Winter under the hammer of the Norse God, Thor.

Times change, the seasons move on and civilisations rise and fall. This year more than em, the Macnas Parade is Galway's Parade with more community groups taking part and a different. longer roule so more people can see the show in comfort. The parade starts at 3 O'Clock from Fr. Griffin Road and goes up town, via Dominick Street, O'Brien's Bridge, Bridge Street, Hainguard Street, Shop Street, William Street, left into Eglinton Street, Francis Street and across Woodquay. All the elements come together at the end of the parade on a giant stage in front of the Black Box Performance Space. The Hacnas team is led by director Rod Goodall and the parade is deiigned by Ger Sweeney with costumes by Charmian Goodall and Margaret Linnane and original music composed by John Dunne. The 400 odd (some very odd) performers comprise Community groups, volunteers along with musicians, performers and actors from Hacnas. It's a new date, a new route, a new home - don't miss it! It's the start of something blg. Visit the macnas Web Site at http://www.failte.com/macnas for frequently updated news of Ieasons.

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It's hard to pinpoint Alabama 3. They' re not from Alabama. and there are more than three of them. AIM how to describe the music they make: Country Acid House? Techno Country Blues? The NHE reckons they 'aren't much like anythin1 you've heard before.' Formt in Brixton in 1995 Alabama 3 have gained a well deserved reputation for the excellence of their groovi� and cruising live shows. They've released a brace of singles this year - the already semi-legendary Ain't Goin' to Goa, and Wokt This Homing • which will be up there in the single-< the-year stakes. Powerful, infectious and impossible 11< dance to, the band spri, their set with unlikely b very successful covers (induding a breathtakin version of John Prine's Spetd of the Sound of LOllflints4. Not to be missed.


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Sliabh Notes Ireland An Taibhdhearc. Saturday 16 July. Ipm.

Springing from the fertile musical land of Sliabh Luachra, touching Kerry, Cork and limerick. Sliabh Notes brings together three skilled musicians rrom those counties: Kerry's Tommy O'Sullivan, Corie's Hatt Cranich and Donal Murphy from limerick. Slides, polkas, reels and lively vgs are their speciality, and they will carry you away.

The Lennon Quintet Ireland

An Taibhdhtarc, Friday 18 July. 1pm.

led by flddlen Sean and Ailish Lennon, the quintet draw on traditional Irish music, and add a jm and gypsy flavour. While they draw on many standards, a large portion or their set is made up of new, original material composed by the Lennon's father, Charlie. With Gavin Ralston on guitar, _ Hana Teece on vocals and percussion and Dee Moore on bass the Lennon Quintet are rapidly making a name for themselves on the Irish circuiL

Tommy Hayes, Ronan Brown & Kenneth Edge Ireland Helen Lane Ireland An Taibhdhearc, Thu11day 14 July, /pm. Tickets £4.00/lJ.OO.

Singer/songwriter, Helen lane (well known to Galway audiences as a rounder of the fabulous Cappoccinos), will perform her fint solo concert of original songs, accompanied by her new band.

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The style guru who, among many other things, managed the New York Dolls, stage managed the circus that was the Seit Pistols, dressed punk. introduced Adam Ant, taught Madonna how to Vogue, describes himself somewhat naughtily as a drifter and daydreamer ('a rather subvenive activity today'). Halcolm Mclaren has been at the forefront of popular British and European culture since the late &Os, involved in art, fashion, music and film. He's released four albums of edectic and avant garde music and he's written numerous advertising jingles for the likes of Renault,

An Taibhdhearc, Friday 25 July, I pm. Tickets £4.00. Percussionist Tommy ff ayes, piper and flautist lonan Brown and saxophonist Kenneth Edge are three of Ireland's leading contemporary folk and rock musicians. They've played on numerous albums and soundtracks, they've scored music for dance and theatre, and all three were original memben of the Riverdance Orchestra. Tommy Hayes' new album will be released this summer and Brown and Edge guest on iL A highly contemporary recording of traditional and new music the album will be showcased at this must-see show.

British Airways and flet1nessey Cognac. And he's planning a documentary ostensibly about led Zeppefin, but encompassing the musical upheavals in Britain between I 9S8 and 1978. Halcolm remains a busy bloke. Never lost for words or loathe to share his opinions on whatever moves into the cross• hain of his mind Mclaren is also a skilled raconteur and dazzling monologist Li-ring Yesterday Today is his highly subjective guide to cultural subvenion in the form of a one­ man multi-media show (which, oddly, is an apt description of Mclaren himsel�. Wickedly funny, hugely entertaining and definitely not to be missed.

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The 9th Galway Film Fleadh geu under way on Tuesday 8th July with the world premiere of Tommy Conin's Bogwoman. Starring l\achel Dowling, Peter Hulen and Sean HcGinley, the film seu the tone for this year's Fleadh, which takes as iu major theme Pmpectirts of War. The Fleadh will present a series of films which examine the nature of conffict, and focus on the raw human experience of war, through documentary and drama. In much the same way that the US cinema came 10 terms with that country's involvement in Sou1h East Asia, European film.makers are trying to come to terms with confficl on this continent Ptnpectires of War offers a series of films that speak for and from a Europun viewpoint Collins' Bogwoman tells the remarkable story, spanning two decades, of a Derrywoman's struggle for self· discovery that leads her 10 take her place behind the barricades as the struggle for civil righu explodes in Northern Ireland in the late 60s. Ingrid Sinclair's Flame took a major prize at the 1997 Human Kighu International film Festival Awards in New York, and despite bomb threats and complaints from male veterans' organisations, became one of Zimbabwe's most successful domestic releases. It is a powerful story of women freedom fighters in the Zimbabwean war of independence, and their subsequent struggle for liberation in the emergent state.

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There are also several new films that examine aspects of the recent confficts and wars in central and eastern Europe. Srdjan Dragojevic's Pretty Village, Pretty Flames ii a blackly funny and audacious anti·war statement that recans the best of Kubrick or Robert Altman's H·A"S·H. Dragojevic wiH attend the Fleadh.

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Ademir Kenovic will introduce his own The Perfect Cirde which was shown in the Directors' Fortnight at this year's Cannes. Taking a Bosnian perspective it focuses on two young boys who've lost their !amities, and their encounter with a poet who takes them under his wing.

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Prisoner of the l1ountiins is Sergei Bodrov's Oscar nominated stunningly shot tale of two Russian soldiers held hostage in a Chechen village. Following a combat photojournalist from Sarajevo 10 Beirut. Northern Ireland lo North Africa, Heiner Stadler's Wanhot1 foHows this obsessive comp�er of images, whose work is not far removed from that of the snipers. Stadler will be in Galway for the showing. Two documentaries wiH also be screened under the PtnptctireJ of War banner. Caf/ing the Ghosa was a winner at the 1996 Human

Righu International film Festival Awards. It is a moving chronide of the crusade undertaken by two Bosnian women to bring their persecutors to justice and have the world acknowledge the war crimes against them.

New Irish Films

Once again showing the importance of the fleadh in highlighting new Irish cinema, there will be a pacbd programme, headed up by Collins' Bogwoman. The Fleadh ii delighted to present the long awaited new film from direc1or Neil Jordan. Based on Patrick HcCabe's novel of the same name 'The Butcher Boy' is a dark tale of violence, obsession and domestic unrest and features Eamon Owens, Stephen Rea and Sinead O'Connor. The Fleadh will also feature a retrospective of Neil Jordan's work. Tommy HcArdle's Angela Mooney Dies Again will get its World Premiere at the Fleadh. Starring Hia Farrow, Brendan Gleeson and Patrick Bergin (all of whom will be pment) it tells the tale of a woman caught in an almost cloistered rural society, struggling to come to terms with memories of her past. while confronting violent changes in her world. Graham Jones' first feature How To Cheat In Your Leaving Cert is a highly entertaining yarn of one group of pupils' obsession with cracking the system. Hartin Scorsese and Francis Coppola are among the many directors that cut their teeth with Roger Corman, and Jeremiah Cuninane's Criminal Affairs is the first Irish directed film 10 come out of Corman's Tully studio. A taut action thriller, it is a rip·roaring account of the kidnapping of a young married couple and the strange psychological battle that arises between captives and captors. ust Bus Home is Johnny Gogan's gritty tale of a punk band struggling to make a breakthrough. Featuring the music of the Undertones, the Radiaton from Outer Space and Sinead O'Connor, it is a raw and compelling tale.

The packed line.up will be rounded out by Owen HcPolin's Drinking Crude, Ronan O'ltary's Driftwood, Valerio Jalongo's Spaghttti Slow and Trish HcAdam's S11akes and Ladden.

New African Cinema

A short programme of exciting new dramas and documentaries from Africa w1N be featured in Htw African Cinema. Flame, from Zimbabwe, deals with the Rhodesian war in I 97S. Salut Cousin is a comedy about two Algerian immigranu s1111ggling 10 find their feet in Paris. An innovative series of shorts will be screened under the title Afnca Dreaming.


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Tuesday 22 July • Saturday 26 July. Taliesin, Black Box, 3pm. Duration 60 minutes. Over the Stone, Town Hall Theatre Studio, 11 am. Duration 60 minutes. Tickeu: £3.SO A double treat is in store for young audiences when Arad Goch, Wales' leading theatre company for kids, bring two shows to the Galway Aru Festival. Based on one of the oldest and most exciting Welsh legends Taliesin tells the story of the poet-witch Taliesin, the witch Ceridwen, and her servant Gwion Bach. A vigorous and spectacular production, which mixes traditional music and dancing with the company's acclaimed visual style, this show took the prize for Best (hildt?n� Production in the 1996 Dublin International Theatre Festival. Over the Stone is a gentle and lovely show where children are invited into a special space to meet liuie, a life-sized puppet. who has run away from home. The two skilled and sympathetic performers tell a series of tales, and bring liuie home, over the stones. Taliesin is aimed at eight to I2 year-olds, and family audiences. Over the Stone is aimed at five to seven year-olds.

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Hae The House Tuesday IS July Town Hall Theatre Studio, I lam & 3pm. Duration 5S minutes. Mac is fed up; life in the take-away is dull and boring, the only excitement in his life comes from reading his Superman comics. One day he decides to become Supermouse, and have his own adventures. But he must prove that he is a brave little mouse, and where better to do this than in an old ruined casrie with mysterious inhabitants. This delightful puppet show reveals that there is a Supermouse in all of us!

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If you can't wait until October for this sumptuous new festival you will find lots of childrens events on these pages


Profile for Galway International Arts Festival

Galway Arts Festival Programme 1997  

Galway Arts Festival Programme 1997