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PROGRAMME APR—JUN 2013
Project Arts Centre
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HOW TO FIND US ABBEY ST.
PROJECT ARTS CENTRE
FLEET ST. TEMPLE BAR CENTRAL BANK DAME ST.
EAST ESSEX ST.
RIVER LIFFEY ASTON QUAY
On Foot – Project Arts Centre is a large blue building situated behind the Olympia Theatre and opposite the Clarence Hotel. Bus – Take any bus that runs to Dame Street and either enter Temple Bar via Parliament Street and take a right onto East Essex Street or enter Temple Bar via Eustace Street or Sycamore Street and take a left onto East Essex Street. LUAS – Take the Red Luas Line to Jervis stop. Cross the River Liffey into Temple Bar using the Millenium Bridge. Take a right onto East Essex Street and Project Arts Centre is on the left hand side of the street. Parking Offer A special €5 parking rate is available from Fleet Street car park, simply present your show ticket when paying.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR’S WELCOME
2013 has been an incredible year for us
new production of Declan Hughes’ 1992
events and two exhibitions across our
classic Digging for Fire; Landmark
performance and gallery spaces. On
Productions’ Howie the Rookie written
14 March, Project Arts Centre hosted our
and directed by Marc O’Rowe and
first Gala Fundraising night and thanks to
featuring a stellar performance from
the support of our friends and patrons we
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and the brilliant
raised much needed funds to help support
Man of Valour from The Corn Exchange
the work of our Project Catalyst initiative.
which will visit us as part of a national
This will help us to continue to support the
tour. Performance festival Live Collision
work of over 34 artists and companies.
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up, Rough Magic Theatre Company’s
so far at Project Arts Centre, with 133
The season from April to June
is back, taking over the city and Project Arts Centre. We’ll also be introducing new
continues apace with dance work from
artists to you and welcoming back some
Nightstar Dance and Dublin Dance Festival –
Dublin Fringe Festival hits from last year.
featuring new works from Project Catalyst artists Fearghus Ó Conchuír and Jean
From 11–14 April we are hosting the IETM Spring Plenary meeting,
Butler, fresh from her New York premiere.
welcoming 600 of our colleagues from
We have three major theatre works coming
across the globe to network and be
introduced to our brilliant city. I have
available for purchase here from 25 April.
curated a special artistic programme, some
This is the first time Project has produced
of which is open to the public, and includes
this type of work in a number of years
work from PanPan Theatre, Brokentalkers,
and it is a great way for you to support
Liz Roche Dance and John Scott Dance.
the artists we work with and to own the
This is an amazing opportunity to highlight
work of an Irish artist with a building
the incredible artists making amazing
performance work in Ireland today. These
Later in the summer we welcome
performances are all open to the public so
some incredible circus work, more theatre,
if you are not attending the meeting I hope
dance and visual art and then it’s in to
you’ll still come along and see the work of
September and the Dublin Fringe Festival
these wonderful Irish artists.
will be back in the building.
In our gallery we present Garden a new solo show by Irish artist Niamh
I hope you will join us for this wonderful season of work and I look forward
O’Malley. I am really thrilled to welcome
to seeing you at many of our shows in the
Niamh to Project and to be presenting her
beautiful works. She has also produced two printed editions for us, which are
Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director
EVENTS AT A GLANCE
Nova Collective – Debut Performance Nova Collective Music 3 April p16
Who Am I?: Night Star Dance Triple Bill Night Star Dance Dance 4 – 6 April p18
IETM 6 / 7
Meeting 11 – 14 April p20
Digging for Fire Rough Magic Theatre 18 April – 4 May p26
Live Collision International Festival Live Collision Performance 18 – 20 April p28
TEXT | Messages 3 TEXT Messages Theatre 25 – 27 April p36
Broadening Glass Doll Productions Theatre 30 April – 11 May p38
Songs of Grievance and Hope The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope Musical Theatre 7 – 9 May p40
U-R-HAMLET-TOO The Unlimited Dream Company Theatre 27 May – 1 June
New Triangle Ensemble New Triangle Ensemble Music 10 May p42
Community Day Project Arts Centre Music, Visual Arts, Theatre & Performance 10 & 11 May p44
Dublin Dance Festival Dance
Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am… Sunday’s Child Theatre 4 – 8 June p58
Solpadeine is my Boyfriend With an ‘F’ Productions Theatre 11 – 15 June p60
Howie the Rookie
Written by Eugene Ionesco
13 June – 6 July
14 – 26 May
14 – 18 May p52
Man of Valour The Corn Exchange Theatre 28 May – 8 June p54
Garden Niamh O’Malley Visual Arts 26 April – 22 June p66
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Brokentalkers, in rehearsal for Have I No Mouth
Like a lot of people I was glued to the
us. The 34 artists we work with is far from an
TV a couple of weeks ago watching
exhaustive list of artists whose work is of real
the Oscars. I admit like most my main
importance but it represents a broad range of
interest was the glamour but while
diverse work across disciplines and formats
watching I was struck and pleased
which are less popular and less commercial –
by Michelle Obama’s speech for best
but not less important. Project’s ‘intentional’
production. She stated clearly, unlike
culture is one of collaboration and this has
anyone else that evening, what is most
created a democratic environment, it has built
important about the arts. Michelle
social capital and for us has transformed our
outlined how ‘the arts lift our spirits
and broaden our minds’.
Community and culture are worlds, places, conditions where rules and values
While listening I thought about how certain
operate. Both relate to human action.
art forms are embraced more than others.
They are places of diverse beliefs, places
How popularity creates a hierarchy and
of inconsistency of passions, places of
how that hierarchy presents or poses real
contradiction and difficult decisions.
responsibilities for arts organisations.
Does culture reflect life (society) or does
A responsibility to try to ensure that less
life reflect art? Do we expect our artists
popular art forms are not under-valued which
to challenge us or to lead us? Do we
leads us to the fundamental responsibility
expect them to ask questions or to supply
of playing our part in ensuring we live in a
answers? Do we expect them to always be
society which values creativity for all. These
revolutionaries? What level of responsibility
are responsibilities we take very seriously.
do we place on our artists that perhaps we
These issues present us with the important question of how we place or
do not place on ourselves? While I question the kind of unfair
understand ‘value’. I believe it’s through the
expectations that are on occasion asked of the
pursuit of values that we create culture. It is
arts and the apparent lack of understanding
at least for Project how we have created an
or interest in the diversity of the sector I feel it
intentional culture. We established Project
is important for all of us not to underestimate
Catalysts (our support initiative for artists) in
their power. If we focused less on the arts
order to protect artists and work important to
being one thing to one person and take a
proper look at the work populating festivals and arts centre round the country we would clearly see how the arts articulate the profound values that form our society and our lives. For me this could not be more evident than in the work we are developing and presenting over the coming year. In the coming months we are working
with 14 artists on the development and presentation of their work both nationally and internationally. The first works are with two dance artists of great talent and international repute who we are presenting in May in the Dublin Dance Festival. While contemporary dance can be perceived as a more difficult art form it is one of my favourites. Dance is one of the most intimate forms in that it conveys concepts, moods and emotions through discrete and subtle gestures. Jean Butlers piece hurry is a mindful, intense piece which considers us as individuals and viewers, the dancer as performer and individual and also plays with issues around memory, place, tradition
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and even social expectation. It is a moving, completive piece where Jean’s incredible physicality, precision and skill – razor like – completely holds our attention. I felt completely transfixed and also transformed, in fact at times breathless at her premiere in New York Last week. Cure is Fearghus Ó Conchúir’s new work and this month is in the final stages
Jean Butler, rehearsing for hurry
of rehearsal. I have worked with Fearghus for over eight years and I thoroughly admire him as an artist. His creations not only move but push me. His work speaks in a way I believe to be unique. It is like an echo, waves of things that seem somehow new and unknown but at the same time instinctively familiar. Cure will premiere in May and I encourage you to attend and let Fearghus take you on a hopeful journey about recovery and survival where he will also contemplate what comes next. Brokentalkers, Gary and Feildlim, go on the road again with two of their works,
The Company, in rehearsal for As You Are Now So Once Were We
Have I No Mouth and The Blueboy. The Blueboy is an extraordinarily powerful piece
The Company are an ensemble of
which bears witness to the real experiences
four theatre makers, Brian, Jose, Nyree
of men and women in children’s care
and Rob. These artists are a total pleasure
institutions. Have I No Mouth is a work
to work with in that they are constantly
which looks at the loss of a parent and the
(almost annoyingly) optimistic and are
complications of how each of us deal with
thoroughly good natured. Their outlook
and understand our families, each other and
however cannot be confused with anything
loss. Gary and Feidlim work with difficult
other than a relentless ambition to develop
issues but manage to personalise them,
and change how theatre is made and
weaving them into their own story and in
seen and a ruthlessness in relation to
this way help us to look at unimaginable
how they force us to look and learn from
things, things we normally avoid because
the everyday. These qualities are then
they are difficult but in reality things each
combined with a thoughtfulness and
and every one of us need to understand.
sensitivity as to how we as people interact
Working with Gary and Feidlim is very
and how we see, learn and live. Their work
important to me because in their refusal to
does not so much challenge – it provokes
shy away from real and important issues –
and lifts. As You Are Now So Once Were
they give me a new perspective.
We was originally presented in the Dublin
Fringe Festival, was shown in The Peacock
CURE by Fearghus O’Conchuir
and has also toured to LA and Portugal. It
15 –16 May: Dublin Dance Festival, Project
will now be part of The Full Irish Festival in
Berlin in May.
11 June: Spring loaded, Robin Howard
So with all of the work listed and the
Dance Theatre, The Place London
many pieces in development (THEATREclub,
Cure will also have a five venue national
Dee Roycroft, Junk Ensemble and Priscilla
tour in Autumn 2013. Stay in touch to see
Robinson who I will talk about next season)
dates near you.
I always come back to the age old question of the importance of art and self-expression,
Have I no Mouth by Brokentalkers
of empathy and of how we look and think.
11–13 April: Smock Alley Theatre as part
In all of the work I have outlined each
of IETM Dublin
artist, in their own way and from their
16 –18 May: The Full Irish Festival, Berlin
own perspective are looking at and trying
24–26 June: Theatreformen Festival,
to solve the problem of life. For me the
problem of life is arguably and essentially
2 –15 August: Edinburgh Fringe Festival
the problem of value. The Blueboy by Brokentalkers Niamh O’Donnell, General Manager &
25 – 26 April: Augenblick Mal Festival,
Executive Producer of Project Catalyst
Berlin 27– 28 May: Festival of Young Russian
Our Project Catalysts are
Theatres, Omsk, Russia
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As You are Now So Once Were We hurry by Jean Butler
by The Company
7–9 March: Danspace, New York
9 –10 May: The Full Irish Festival, Berlin
18– 21 May: Dublin Dance Festival, Project Arts Centre
Fearghus Ó Conchúir in Cure
You can help us to support the work of Project Catalyst by becoming a Project Person. For more information about becoming a Project Person contact Kate O’Sullivan at email@example.com or on +353 1 8819 608
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New Dublin music group Nova
Collective debut an evening of original
9.30pm (Doors 9.00pm)
music composed in recent months.
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An uptempo and lively style, incorporating many of the percussive features of Latin Jazz, the show will also feature performance from actor Aaron Heffernan. Nova Collective was founded
Musicians include: Jeremy Morgan,
in October 2012 by Louis Ryan. The
Fiachra Kinder, Rob Kearns, Alex Ryan,
group comprises Jeremy Morgan
(vocals), Fiachra Kinder (drums), Rob
Performance by Aaron Heffernan
Louis Ryan (piano), embracing strains
Kearns (guitar), Alex Ryan (bass), Music & Lyrics by Louis Ryan
of Bossa Nova, Classical, and Irish
Lighting by Colm McNally
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Night Star Dance Company
Who Am I? : Night Star Dance Triple Bill
Night Star Dance Company presents a
4 – 6 April
triple bill of dance work from choreog-
rapher and dancer Ingrid Nachstern.
€12 / €10
Who Am I? explores a woman’s loss of identity through marriage and motherhood, while Freedom-to go! is a commentary on immigration and the state of present-day America. The final piece, Table Manners / Stopping
Suitable ages 13+
At Red Lights, uncovers the tension between the social mask and our more
REAL DEAL – Friday 5 April All Tickets €10
Choreographed and directed
Night Star Dance Company is a cutting-
by Ingrid Nachstern
edge contemporary dance company,
Lighting by Eamon Fox
set up in 2003 by its Artistic Director
Costume by Emma Downey
Ingrid Nachstern. Their aim in creating
Stage Management by
pieces is to engage the audience in
re-evaluating their world view. The company have performed both at
Cast Includes: Michael Cooney,
home in Ireland and in residencies
Lucia Kickham, Ingrid Nachstern,
in New York.
Malik Nashad Sharpe
PROJECT ARTS CENTRE WELCOMES IETM TO DUBLIN
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This April over 600 performing arts
IETM Dublin will run from 11 – 14 April
professionals from around the world will
2013 at Project Arts Centre and a host of
descend on Dublin for four days of creative
other venues throughout the city.
thinking and networking, as we open our doors to host the Spring Plenary of IETM
There is still time to register
international network for contemporary
for IETM Dublin 2013
performing arts. Since its creation in 1981, IETM has hosted many events including two plenary meetings of their membership each year in different cities. The aim of
If you would like to find out more about
these meetings is to connect diverse
IETM and how to register please contact
arts organisations who share common
Amy O’Hanlon at firstname.lastname@example.org
interests, to build closer relationships
or on 01 881 9629.
across sectors and countries, and to facilitate artistic partnerships, exchanges
IETM Dublin 2013 is an initiative of the Arts Council of Ireland
in partnership with Culture Ireland, produced by Project Arts
For IETM Dublin, Project Arts Centre
Centre and supported by Dublin City Council and Fáilte Ireland.
is working closely with the IETM Secretariat
It is part of both the Arts Council’s and Culture Ireland’s Culture
in Brussels to present a lively programme
Programme to mark Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the
of discussions and events focusing on the
theme of ‘Trust’. These events will address a number of artistic issues including the
Project Arts Centre is funded by the Arts Council
relationships between artists, collaborators
& Dublin City Council.
and audiences and also those between governments, societies and citizens. A
IETM is funded by the European Commission and
season of performances by Irish artists,
the Flemish Community of Belgium.
programmed by Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director of Project Arts Centre, will be presented alongside the meeting, offering the international delegates a taste of the local contemporary performing arts scene.
Let the music do the talking
All That Fall Pan Pan Theatre
Curated by Dylan Tighe
9pm, 11 April
8pm, 11 April
7pm & 9pm, 12 & 13 April
special low cost previews
Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College
A gig celebrating the contribution of musicians to the performing arts in
intimate installation performance
professionally with the performing arts
of Samuel Beckett’s 1956 radio play.
and in doing so have found a catalyst for
Experience this unique theatrically-
experimental collaboration. The result?
tuned listening chamber from the
A generation of musicians who have
comfort of your very own rocking chair.
invigorated both the performance and music scenes, and have had a defining impact on contemporary Irish theatre and dance practice. With Seán Mac Erlaine & Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Seán Millar, Trevor Knight and The Devil’s Spine Band, Tom Lane & Brian O’Connell, Dylan Tighe and Francesco Turrisi.
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All That Fall is an atmospheric and
Ireland. All of these musicians engage
Between you, me and the four walls
6pm, 12 April
Curated by Michelle Browne 11 & 12 April Cube Free
Spectral (lake of eggs) by ﾃ（ne
To give you a taste of the very best live
Phillips, is a live performance where
and performance art being made in
one woman embodies sumptuous
Ireland today, IETM Dublin and Dublin
madness, a sculptural entrapment
City Council have commissioned
and ecstatic anesthesia. She recounts
three new pieces by internationally
narratives of self-destruction, madness,
institutional care and psychological transformation; embodying a freedom
7pm, 11 April
in madness that is stifled through societal attitudes and fear of otherness. Sound by Trevor Knight. 9pm, 12 April
May I draw your eyes? is a one-onone performance and a meditation on looking and drawing. It comments upon visual art and literature to give a layered experience of intimacy and intellect,
Michelle Browne and Dominic Thorpe
with the broader audience viewing the
come together in count窶｢ter窶｢part to
engagement. Text by Orhan Pamuk,
explore how two distinct performance
from My Name is Red, is courtesy of
practices find common ground in
Orhan Pamuk and the Wylie Agency.
collaboration. The work draws out
Thanks to Debora Ando Print Workshop.
the potential and the tension that exists in the relationship between the two performers. Working through mark-making and interdependence, the performance explores the delicacy and intimacy in the collaborative act.
Have I No Mouth
Liz Roche Company
8pm, 11 – 13 April
6.30pm, 12 & 13 April
Smock Alley Theatre
A devised show by Brokentalkers.
Fast Portraits is inspired by the
Co-Artistic Director Feidlim Cannon,
observations on a human experience
his mother Ann Cannon and their
in video artist Bill Viola’s The Passions.
psychotherapist Erich Keller tell the
The dance explores the layers of
story of the loss in tragic circumstances
emotion and memory that infuse
of Feidlim’s father and youngest brother.
captured images, creating life-affirming
It was created using recordings of
and sometimes surreal moments
therapy sessions attended by Feidlim
between the performers.
and his mother Ann over the course of a year. Brokentalkers are part of PROJECT CATALYST, an intiative of
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Project Arts Centre.
Body Duet John Scott Dance 8.30pm, 12 & 13 April Space Upstairs â‚Ź10
Packed with passion, poetry, humour, artistry, grace, fun and vitality, Body Duet shows two witty and gifted dancers attempting to create one body using breath to generate movements. It celebrates that ecstatic feeling when fear and inhibition are lost and bodies begin to trust being together.
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DIGGING FOR FIRE
Rough Magic presents Digging for Fire by
22 April – 4 May
8pm €15 – €25
Spend an evening with some old friends …
Previews 18 – 20 April Matinees 27 April & 4 May (3pm)
Seven college friends on the brink of turning 30 get together for a reunion. But nostalgia is gradually eroded as the drink loosens tongues and the true events of the past emerge with savage and humorous consequences.
Contains some strong language and sexual references
Hailed by the critics as “wickedly funny,
REAL DEAL – All tickets 23 April just €15
Fire is a bleakly optimistic comedy about
SPECIAL OFFER – Under 30? Limited €10 tickets
love, friendship and growing up.
stylish, clever and relevant”, Digging for
available when you show valid ID
This landmark 1991 play was a major hit Written by Declan Hughes
when first produced by Rough Magic. In it,
Directed by Matt Torney
Hughes brilliantly captures the mood of a
Set & Lighting Design by Ciaran Bagnall
generation on the cusp of the Celtic Tiger.
Costume Design by Niamh Lunny
22 years on, we look at how reality has
Assistant Director Rosemary McKenna
measured up to the aspiration of that time.
(SEEDS Programme) This new production is directed by Rough Cast: John Cronin, Orla Fitzgerald,
Magic Associate Director Matt Torney.
Will Irvine, Paul Mallon, Margaret McAuliffe, Jody O’Neill and Raymond Scannell
Throughout the run Rough Magic will
“A funny, revealing and important work …
Conversation, a series of free talks and
also present: Roughly Speaking: A Public go see it.” Irish Independent
conversations to accompany Digging for Fire. Led by high profile speakers, the
“Funny and fierce … compulsive viewing.” Daily Telegraph
events will discuss a variety of different aspects of Irish social history from the 90s to the present day. Find out more by clicking here.
Live Coll Internat Festival 18 – 20 April
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Project Arts Centre €12 / €10 / Free
Live Collision package – Any 2 Cube performances and 1 limited capacity We Are In Public event for just €28
llision tional Founded and curated by Lynnette Moran. Live Collision International Festival brings some of the most exciting national and international contemporary artists to Dublin with works never before presented in Ireland.
What is the Future of Performance?
Live Collision Double Bills
In 2013, Live Collision will explode
Double Bill 1:
out of Project Arts Centre and across the city into public spaces, hidden locations, basement flats,
Dismantlement and Internal Terrains
rooftop gardens, mobile devices and
8.15pm, 18 April
GPS systems, blurring the edges of
the performance space and the line
€12 / €10
between what is imagined and what
is real. Where it begins and where it ends will be in your hands. Dismantlement by Alan Delmar (IRE) employs opposing forces, tensions and materials as a means of exploding out the politics of the body, showing it to be a volatile site where the conflicts of identity are repeatedly played out. Alan explores how the body becomes a fragmented space, endlessly seeking internal coherence within rigid cultural assignments. Internal Terrains by Natasha Davis (UK) explores life as a choreography of decades, in search of what’s at stake as we
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move from one decade to another. Poetic and sensual, the performance plays chords with films and installations, crows, cages and electric shocks. Developed partly in the studio and partly through workshops with local residents, stories are generously shared with Natasha, who translates them into visual metaphors around body, memory and identity.
Double Bill 2:
Wideawake and The Best of Scottee
In the film Wideawake by Orla Barry (IRE), a distressed young woman finds her way into a concert hall and spits out a string of words. Clearly abandoned to her fate, she begs for someone to book her a hotel
8.15pm, 19 April
for the night only to find that the concert
hall is empty and she is performing, to
€12 / €10
no-one, a touching interior monologue in which consciousness and subconscious clamp into each other in a never-ending downward spiral. The Best of Scottee comes from live artist, show off, fat drag queen and attention seeker Scottee (UK). Welcome to a world of anti-performance, origami choking, pretend magic, naff storytelling, and stupidity. Scottee has thrown cake at Rihanna on the X Factor and spat milkshake at Nick Grimshaw live on Radio 1, broken limbs and lost 100’s of pairs of high heels in his determination to please his audiences. The Best of Scottee has been devised exclusively for Live Collision International Festival. This will not be performed anywhere else. This is Scottee at the end of being his best.
Double Bill 3:
The Woman Who Walks On Knives and We Used To Wait
The Woman Who Walks On Knives by Season Butler (USA) is a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic, The Little Sea-Maid. A grim tale of sacrifice, transformation and how far we are willing to go for love, starting from the giddy
8.15pm, 20 April
heights of infatuation and plunging to
the bottom of the deepest sea, this is
€12 / €10
a woebegone story of a woman who
braves her most primal fears and takes the ultimate risk. This journey towards requited love may not reach its destination, but this little mermaid is determined to get there, or die trying. We Used To Wait by Massive Owl (UK) explores how online communication and technological advances have affected both our experiences of, and relationship with, time and each other. We Used To Wait seeks to give its audience an embodied experience through exploring and provoking questions of what is ‘live’ and what is ‘recorded’ and how these can both be experienced within a live
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Discussions Without Time Limits, Dick Walsh and David Wall 2pm – 5pm, 19 April
We Are In Public, a series of off-site, limited capacity events
Walking:Holding Rosana Cade (UK) 4pm – 7.30pm (every 15 minutes), 18 – 20 April
Meet at Project Arts Centre
€12 / €10
Dick and David (IRE) invite you to be a
A woman with a shaved head takes your
spectator at a series of intimate encounters.
hand in a station. A large man dressed in
Discussions Without Time Limits explores
black follows you down an alley. An Indian
the urgent need for communication
woman holding a rose greets you outside
between public figures on topics of
a pub. A six-foot drag queen walks you
importance to modern Irish society.
past a church. A hooded youth puts his
Examining the need to focus on ideas
arm round you as you sit together on a
without the distraction of time limits, it
bench. A white haired woman hugs you
endeavours to get to the bottom of issues
good-bye as you leave. Walking:Holding is
at the heart of current society, filming
a walk through town, it is a performance
intimate discussions without audiences,
for one audience member at a time,
relieving the pressure to perform.
your journey is in the hands of a group of strangers who lead you through the streets of the city walking:holding.
dublin’s Fare City Michelle Browne (IRE)
All Limits Are Self-Imposed – icarus
3pm, 4pm 18 April
Curated by Sorcha Kenny (IRE)
3pm, 4pm 20 April
3pm, 19 April
Meet at Project Arts Centre
Meet at Project Arts Centre
€12 / €10
Dublin’s Fare City is a series of taxi tours
A walk from the street to the rooftops
in which your driver will take you and
of the city. From these hidden spaces
your fellow passengers on an intimate
in the cities skyline, we’ll encounter
excursion through Dublin. Along the
interventions in performance, music
way, they will share the personal, the
and sound inspired by the notion that
political and the social stories of the
Micheal de Certau calls An Icariun
scenes beyond the car windows. Climb
Fall – ”Must one fall back into the dark
in for an alternative experience of the
space where crowds move back and
city and its architecture.
forth, crowds that, though visible from on high, are themselves unable to see down below?” Featuring Emma Martin, Cian Nugent and more to be confirmed, along the route the walk will happen upon
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other parts of Live Collision festival.
Other Events Live Collision International Festival 2013 will also include a series of off-site events. These events include The Artists Collective’s Speakers Corner at various locations around the city, a series of screenings of Middle Eastern performance hosted by NCAD, a digital interactive artwork by Niamh Shaw and Una Kavanagh (TATSOI) that will be featured in a Limited Edition publication created by Lynnette Moran (Festival Director), Future Forum, a discussion on the possible futures for live art and performance, and dis.re.pute, a live art party at the Workman’s Club which will close the festival. More information on these events can be found at www.livecollision.com.
The work present in Live Collision is supported by the Arts Council of England WITH THANKS TO: Create, Fringe Lab, The Workman’s Club, NCAD, Chelsea Theatre London, Refugee Week, and Colchester Arts Centre Supported by: Arts Council England, Hosking Houses Trust and Littoral, Live Art Development Agency, Arts Council England, Live Theatre, ARC Stockton Arts Centre, and Theatre in the Mill, UK.
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TEXT | MESSAGES 3 TEXT | messages
Cube 25 – 27 April 8.15pm €5 (Thursday & Friday) €10 (Saturday omnibus)
Suitable 15+ TEXT | messages is back, and we want to know: Can you handle the Bard? Eight directors will tackle 160 lines of a Shakespeare play, with four different performances each evening, and show you what they’re made of. Want it all in one night? Then check out the TEXT | messages Omnibus, and you’ll see all eight pieces in one go. With more events to be announced, including workshops, discussions and lectures, make sure you get the message! TEXT | messages. What can happen in 160 lines? Since 2011, TEXT | messages has given young and emerging directors the opportunity to tackle a classical text head-on, with 18 pieces presented so far.
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Glass Doll Productions
“Unnerving, disturbing, thought provoking;
1 - 11 May
this is new writing at its best” *****
(No performance 5 or 6 May)
Irish Theatre Magazine
8.15pm €14 / €12 / €10 Preview 30 April Matinees 4 & 11 May (3pm)
“[the] production capitalises on the palpable sense of unease in Dunne’s accomplished script … a convincingly suspenseful evening” Irish Times Do you know who’s in control? Based on the Stanford Prison Experiments
Suitable ages 16+
of the 1970s, BROADENING challenges
Strong Langauge, Adult Themes
the relationship between those who have
Note: this performance features the
authority and those who allow them to
use of strobe lighting
have it. The premise is simple – 7 people from different walks of life play house
REAL DEAL – Tuesday 7 May 2 tickets for €20!
together in the name of science. However,
Directed by Ronan Phelan
pre-determined and can sometimes spin
Written by Peter Dunne
wildly out of control...
the outcome of every experiment is never
Lighting & Set Design by Zia Holly Costume by Donncha O’Dea
Glass Doll Productions is proud to present the return of their ABSOLUT
Composed by Denis Clohessy
Fringe 2012 hit BROADENING to Project
Produced by Aoife Moroney-Ward
Arts Centre – a return that promises to thrill,
and Donncha O’Dea
excite and ignite!
Graphic Design by Oliver Kehoe Smith
BROADENING is written by emerg-
Movement Direction by Claire Walsh
ing Dublin playwright Peter Dunne, and
Technical Assistance by Dan Bergin
directed by Rough Magic SEEDS participant Ronan Phelan.
Cast Includes: Rob Bannon, Genevieve Hulme-Beaman, Michelle McMahon,
Glass Doll Productions was founded
Clare Monnelly, Matthew O’Brien,
by Aoife Moroney-Ward and Donncha
Jaime O’Neill and Anna Shields-McNamee
O’Dea in 2010. Film work includes Won’t
Somebody Think Of The Children (1st Runner Up Dublin Pride Short Film Festival 2010) and Camera Shy. Theatre credits include I Am My Own Wife.
The Spectacle of
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Defiance and Hope
Songs of Grievance and Hope
Don’t say we didn’t resist!
7 – 9 May 8pm
In 2010 some 50 community and youth
groups met to create new ways of resisting the injustices of a faltering and corrupt system. Deciding on creativity as the medium, they took to the streets in powerful pageants of protest. In 2011, the group created The Books
May contain strong language
of Grievance and Hope, based on the Cahier Des Doleances that helped spark the
Early Bird – Book before 2 May and save 25%
French Revolution. The Books of Grievance and Hope are a permanent testimony to the
Written & Compsed by Sean Millar and The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope
injustices of the current era. Now in a moving stage performance,
Produced by Brian Fleming
The Spectacle testifies in song, pictures,
Photography by Ray Hegarty
movement and words that what’s happening is wrong, that we are resisting and that there is always hope. Sean Millar (Silver Stars, Tower Songs, The Blue Boy, The Last Ten Years) has worked with groups from North and South of the city to create songs that tell the story on the ground. The Spectacle of Defiance and Hope is a loose alliance of community, voluntary and youth groups who, since 2010, have chosen the arts as a medium of protest to defend, protect and sustain their communities.
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What happens when three very distinctive
musical voices come together?
9pm (Doors at 8.45pm) €15 / €13
The New Triangle is a brand new musical ensemble comprising dynamic Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu, composer and Aosdána member Roger Doyle and acclaimed singer/cellist Vyvienne Long. Following a very successful residency
“Roger Doyle ought to be canonised. They
in Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, where their
should all bow deeply for Roger Doyle. His
performances were rapturously received,
music is warm, funny and richly elaborate”
The New Triangle embarks on its very first
nationwide tour. This unique ensemble combines classical, African, electro
“Tsumbu takes his audience on a journey
acoustic and folk traditions to thrilling
of discovery that traverses the peaks and
effect, demonstrating the rich collaborative
troughs of life’s unpredictable terrain with
potential of three very distinctive voices on
startling precision” The Irish Times
the Irish music scene. As well as a rare opportunity to
“Vyvienne Long’s Catapillar Sarabande is an
see Roger Doyle – one of Ireland’s finest
album for car journeys with a mute friend”
composers – performing live, this is a
chance to experience virtuoso performers interpret and cut loose on each other’s compositions, while newly-composed and arranged work by the ensemble will also be performed.
THE New Triangle
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COMMUNITY DAY – YOUR ARTS CENTRE
Project Arts Centre
We’re throwing open our doors for two
10 & 11 May
days of free events and performances
11am – 8pm
to give you a chance to test drive your
Fun for all the family
goes on behind the scenes or fancied
If you’ve ever wondered what trying something new now’s your chance. Come along try new things, meet new artists and ideas, and discover that contemporary art isn’t as scary as you might think. Join us for coffee, cakes, performances, talks, workshops, readings, face painting, backstage tours and much more. Keep an eye on projectartscentre.ie for updates on programme of events
14 – 26 May Project Arts Centre €6 – €22
OFFER – Book 3 or 4 different shows and
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get 15% off Full Price tickets!
DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL
It’s time for surprise and adventure with Ireland’s leading dance event – Dublin Dance Festival is back! Discover bold new works from Irish and international artists.
Fearghus Ó Conchúir
9pm, 15 & 16 April
8pm, 18, 20 & 21 May
6pm, 19 May
€22 / €18
€22 / €18
What does it take to recover? What happens after collapse? Cure is
Dublin Dance Festival with her latest
what’s needed to survive and about
work. In this new solo Butler reconnects
the journey in hope as much as the
with her considerable history and
arrival. It invites us to look for the
training in Irish Step Dance. A personal
way ahead, and assembles the wisdom
and expressive work, hurry offers a
and creativity of others in order to
resolution to the task of balancing her
take the next steps.
past and present dancing sensibilities.
Cure is a new solo for Fearghus Ó Conchúir, choreographed by six
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Iconic dancer Jean Butler returns to
about overcoming difficulties, about
hurry, choreographed by Butler under the direction of Jon Kinzel,
artists and performers with whom he’s
features an installation by renowned
worked in recent years. Ó Conchúir
visual artist Corban Walker. Butler
is part of PROJECT CATALYST, an
is part of PROJECT CATALYST, an
initiative of Project Arts Centre.
initiative of Project Arts Centre.
Note: Contains nudity
“Butler never flinches. Not for a moment does she seem to shirk the movement.
“Calmly conceived and intellectually robust, [Ó Conchúir’s artistic] strategy doesn’t just produce eloquent movement, it creates powerful art.” The Irish Times
She’s stingingly clear.” The New York Times
Egg Charade Aoife McAtamney & Nina Vallon 7pm, 21 & 22 May Cube €15 / €13
Welcome to the world of Peggy & Peggy. Guessing games, intriguing situations and a healthy dose of irony are served up in this road movieinspired performance. Egg Charade confronts some of the difficulties and pressures young women can face when deciding whether to have a baby. Intimate and revealing, this duet combines lightness and intense physical effort with a wry sense of humour. Supported by the Goethe Institut. Note: The opening section of the work takes place outside and stewards will indicate where to view from. Contains nudity. “Original and impactful” Irish Theatre Magazine on McAtamney’s Softer Swells & Empty Echo.
Dual / Skeleton
high heel to the BMX bike. Meeting
Stephanie Lake / Larissa McGowan
surprising and violent ends, bodies and
8pm, 24 – 26 May
objects collide via a sinister vanishing
screen. McGowan’s fascination with the
€22 / €18
skeletal form results in a work that cuts to the quick with articulate physicaliy, acute strength and a cracking choreographic pace.
Lake and McGowan are two of Puzzles, high heels and BMX bikes –
Australia’s rising stars – Lake emerging
a double bill of dance from two of
from Melbourne’s Chunky Move and
Australia’s rising stars.
Lucy Guerin Inc., McGowan from
Dual is a puzzle that fuses jagged yet slippery pieces. Two solos are
Australian Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company.
performed one after the other. Although distinct and unrelated, the solos are
Supported by the Tanja Liedtke
then interlocked to create an arresting
duet. Dual asks questions about individuality and what is sacrificed as well as heightened by a union. Skeleton reveals a set of characters who discover the hidden
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stories of pop-cultural icons from the
Note: Skeleton uses strobe lighting
The Light Garden Rachel Davies
follow pebbles to cinematic tents to reach a smouldering ‘campfire’, and even use switches to control
10am / 11am / 12noon / 2pm / 3pm
the weather and make a storm! The
and 4pm, 24 – 26 May
Light Garden is an imaginative and
mesmerising introduction to dance and
€6 per person
nature for very young children.
€20 Family Ticket (3 children + 1 adult) Note: The Light Garden is designed as an experience for young children. Accompanying adults are welcome to observe them exploring from seating at Age range: 18mths – 5 years. Children
the side of the theatre.
must be accompanied by an adult. “Our girls really loved changing the Switch on your torch and follow the
weather conditions and hiding in the
dancing bug on a campsite adventure
tents with the lamps – brilliant. A very
from dawn till dusk! Award-winning
relaxing experience for for parents too.”
filmmaker Rachel Davies creates an
Quote from parent at
interactive light and video installation
The Light Garden.
for toddlers. Explore a beanbag hillside crawling with animated ladybirds,
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Zoe Ní Riordáin presents
Every day is a school day. The Pupil
15 – 18 May
has come for her lesson. Her exams
are in 3 weeks… The Professor has a
€14 / €12 / €10
lesson plan, but the Maid doesn’t like it.
Preview 14 May Matinee 18 May (2.30pm)
As the Pupil asks the big questions, the lesson begins to unravel and the pair get locked in a battle of wits and teeth. Daniel Reardon stars as the Professor who takes the lesson too far.
REAL DEAL – Preview 14 May 2 tickets for €15
Written in 1951 by Eugene Ionesco Written by Eugene Ionesco
(Rhinoceros, The Chairs) The Lesson is
Translation by Donald Watson
a classic of absurdist theatre. This dark
Directed by Zoe Ní Riordáin
classroom comedy asks us to question
Lighting Design by Sarah Jane Shiels
everything, and believe nothing …
Sound Design by Jack Cawley
or does it?
Set Design by Colm McNally Dramaturgy by Christopher Collins Produced by Kate Costello Cast Includes: Daniel Reardon, Camille Lucy Ross and Lisa Walsh
MAN OF VALOUR
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The Corn Exchange
Presented in partnership with Ulster Bank
Farrell Blinks is an office drone. His im-
28 May – 8 June
agined heroic adventures offer violent
release from the pressures and boredom
€16 – €22
of his ordinary life – until one day his past
Matinees 1 & 8 June (3pm)
comes knocking, and the border between fantasy and reality begins to blur. Man of Valour is a breathtaking virtuosic performance by Paul Reid supported by stunning collaborative design in the unique transformational
Suitable ages 12+
style of The Corn Exchange.
REAL DEAL – Tuesday 28 May All Tickets €15
Dublin’s ABSOLUT Fringe, Man of Valour
Audio described and captioned
raised the audience to its feet with every
performance 6 June
Sell-out hit of Edinburgh Fringe and
Created by Paul Reid, Annie Ryan
The Corn Exchange has made some
& Michael West
of the most groundbreaking theatre
Written by Michael West
in Ireland. Founded by Annie Ryan
Directed by Annie Ryan
in 1995, the company has created an
Performed by Paul Reid
award-winning repertoire, ranging
Lighting & Set Design by
from contemporary site-specific work,
adaptations of classics and original
Composed by Dennis Clohessy
theatre made in collaboration with the
Video Design by Jack Phelan
ensemble and writer Michael West. The company creates and presents
stories reflecting contemporary Irish
The Irish Times
life – through boom and bust. The work combines strong physical theatre
“One of the best things to be performed
practice with dynamic text and cutting-
on a stage. Anywhere. Ever.”
edge design and technology to create
a highly imaginative, transformational theatre experience.
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Conor Madden and Derrick Devine
U-R-HAMLET-TOO is the sequel to the
28 May – 1 June
ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 hit U-R-HAMLET.
8.15pm €15 / €10
Using live music, spoken word, film and
Preview 27 May
blank verse, U-R-HAMLET-TOO seeks to
Matinee 1 June (1.30pm)
understand the connection that we all, as humans, share. Accompanied by an original score performed live by Derrick “The Duke” Devine it opens the hearts of the performers to the minds of the audience.
REAL DEAL – 29 May All tickets €9
Using Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a starting point, U-R-HAMLET-TOO sets out
Written by Derrick Devine, Conor Madden
to investigate humanity, showing the art
and William Shakespeare
that exists inside us all, the impossibility
Directed by Jason Byrne
of knowing all that we could be and the
Cast includes Derrick Devine and
beauty of being broken.
Conor Madden And apples.
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Kiss Me and You Will See How Important I Am ...
Sunday’s Child return to Dublin with
4 – 8 June
their smash hit Edinburgh Fringe
success Kiss Me And You Will See How
€10 / €7.50
Important I Am. Spend an evening in the lives of four people searching for themselves in the madness of the world around them. Sunday’s Child use their unique style of physical theatre to bring the
Suitable ages 14+
audience into a world dominated by
Strong language and mild violence
memories and secrets – secrets that will tear some apart and bring others
REAL DEAL – 4 June 2 tickets for €12
together. Visceral and touching, the
POST SHOW Discussion – 5 June
show propels forward towards a
Written by Eva O’Connor
wondering – if you had the choice
shattering conclusion and leaves you Directed by Sophie Fuller
to save or abandon someone, which
Choreographed by Elspeth McKeever
would you choose?
Lighting by David Doyle Set Design by David Doyle
Sunday’s Child was founded by
Produced by Hildegard Ryan
Eva O’Connor and Sophie Fuller.
Cast includes: Jamal Hue Bonner,
A young, vibrant company, for whom
Dan Cummins, Elspeth McKeever
physicality, dance and music are
and Eva O’Connor
foundations of all work, Sunday’s Child strive to create pieces of theatre which
“There is something infectious about
provide insightful critiques of today’s
Sunday’s Child. They are a young
society and provide a unique sense of
company who demand attention.
what it’s like to be a young person in
One can feel the passion, belief and
today’s turbulent world. Sunday’s Child
commitment they have to their work.”
presented My Best Friend Drowned
The Public Reviews
In A Swimming Pool at Project Arts Centre in 2012.
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SOLPADEINE IS MY BOYFRIEND
With an F Productions
What happens when the class clown
11 – 15 June
graduates and is no longer funny?
8.15pm €14 / €12
We drink, we smoke, we dance, we eat, we book online and pack suitcases, we turn off our phones, we turn on our computers, we log in and log on, we pretend. What do you do to escape? Solpadeine is My Boyfriend is
Suitable ages 15 +
about change. It’s more than a hair cut or going to college. It’s the changes
REAL DEAL – 12 June 2 tickets foR €20
you can’t control – the changes you can’t come back from, like growing
Written and Performed by
up, or emigrating, or that moment you
realise: you’re not who you thought
Directed by Gina Moxley
you were going to be when you wrote about it in 3rd class.
“a dark, delightful and intelligent comedy, a one woman tour de force”
With An ‘F’ Productions is the brain-
child of Stefanie Preissner and Fionn Woodhouse. After the success of their sell out show Our Father at ABSOLUT Fringe 2011, Stefanie returned to ABSOLUT Fringe 2012 with the gritty sequel, Solpadeine Is My Boyfriend. The Fringe run was a tremendous success, with a number of sell-out performances, critical acclaim and two nominations at the Fringe Awards – The Fishamble New Writing Award and the Bewley’s Little Gem Award
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Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in
HOWIE THE ROOKIE Written and directed by Mark O’Rowe
Three hearts poundin’ loud, three lungs, pairs
17 June – 6 July
of lungs, suckin’ louder, suckin’ hard.
8pm €20 – €35
Then softer, then calmer, then quieter.
Previews 13 – 15 June, 8pm & 16 June, 6pm
Matinees 22 & 29 June, 6 July (3pm) Howie tells a story. Then Rookie takes it up. It’s a white-knuckle ride through a nightmare landscape, hilarious and grotesque by turns. Mark O’Rowe’s electrifying, epic tale careers explosively over two bleak, vivid, vioSuitable ages 16 +
lent nights, shot through with moments of
Very strong language and
Meet the enormous Avalanche, monstrous on the bar stool in her white ski pants. Meet Lady-
REAL DEAL – Preview 16 June All tickets
boy, a dangerous gangland thug with Siamese
€20 / €15 concession
fighting fish and – it is rumoured – three sets of
POST SHOW DISCUSSION – 19 June
teeth. Meet Mouse, Howie’s younger brother. Meet the Howie. Meet the Rookie.
Written and Directed by Mark O’Rowe Set & Costume Design by Paul Wills
Howie the Rookie was first produced in 1999 and took the theatrical world by storm. Now this
Lighting Design by Sinead McKenna
brilliant play receives a major new production
Performed by Tom Vaughan-Lawlor
from one of Ireland’s leading theatre producers.
“an original voice and a staggering achievement” New York Observer
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, star of RTÉ’s Love/Hate, will play both Howie and Rookie. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-filled theatrical odyssey.
“Mr O’Rowe … is fierce with talent … one of those rare, shiver-makings instances in which language seems to become truly physical” New York Times
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GARDEN APR—JUN 2013
By Niamh O’ Malley
We are excited to announce that a new limited edition set of two giclée prints by Niamh OMalley
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will be on sale from the opening of the exhibition. Accompanying her latest work, this unique edition was produced in collaboration with Black Church Print Studio as a fund raiser for Project Arts Centre.
Gallery 26 April – 22 June 11am – 8pm Admission Free
Curated by Tessa Giblin Garden is a newly commissioned exhibition by Dublin-based artist Niamh O’Malley. Known for her painting and sculptural interventions, and more recently for her explorations of monumental sites, O’Malley will take us into a personal landscape using video and sculpture – the garden which she and her family shape and create with the changing seasons. Featuring a new video installation and a large painting on glass, this landscape will be revealed through screens, mirrors and windows. The video work will show a mirror panning and tilting, reversing the normal flow of light and camera movement, slowly and silently illuminating the garden in an elusive dance. Accompanying the video work and set into a wooden seating platform, a large glass plane will have textures and marks painted on both sides, creating a painting which is visible from both the front and back – a limitless image which complicates ideas of reverse, background, and negative space. You are welcome to join us for the opening of this new exhibition from 6pm – 8pm on Thursday 25 April.
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Choose from theatre, music, dance, visual arts and everything in between at Dublin’s busiest arts centre. Project Arts Centre is Ireland’s l...
Published on Apr 3, 2013
Choose from theatre, music, dance, visual arts and everything in between at Dublin’s busiest arts centre. Project Arts Centre is Ireland’s l...