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The Tin Soldier by The Gate/Theatre Lovett

A co-production with Theatre Lovett, the show explores the fascinating and turbulent life of author Hans Christian Andersen through the lens of his beloved tale, The Steadfast Tin Soldier. With a captivating blend of dance, song and storytelling, this timely production sees Andersen navigate personal heartbreak as he struggles to make his way as an artist in a Europe ravaged by war.

Dark, moving, imaginative and funny, The Tin Soldier is narrated by Louis Lovett with original music by Conor Linehan. Featuring French dancer Kévin Coquelard and Ukrainian singer Olesya Zdorovetska, this unforgettable show lifts Andersen’s story off the page into a theatrical experience like no other.

Currently the Gate have a special offer of €15 on all seats on performances to June 18th using the promo code SOLDIER15 through the Gate Theatre website -https://www.gatetheatre.ie/

 

EKAABO by Favour Odulsola

“Ekaabo” is a stage play about Adeoye, a king who due to envy, arrogance, and misinformation by his chiefs, faced eternal punishment from the gods.

Umakoko productions proudly presents the performance EKAABO at the Rua Red Theatre in Tallaght, on June 28th at 7 PM. The play is inspired and composed by a communal mixture of gyration, dance, and theatre. EKAABO invites the audience to experience Nigerian cultural traditions from the Yoruba tribe. EKAABO features a multi-talented cast: four performers, three musicians, and two instrumentalists.

The provoking story behind EEKABO discusses how misinterpretation and misinformation could lead to a life damaging effect. Created, produced, and performed by the Nigerian-Irish artist Favour Odusola, the piece has a total of

‘EKAABO is about finding your truth. This is not just a play, it is about who I am as an artist. I created the different elements of this performance, from script to soundtrack and choreography, to show my culture through my lens. EKAABO is an artistic response to my journey. This is why I make art; I want to tell you a story, I want to share an experience through my lens and invite you into my world.’ -Favour Odusola (Artist)

This milestone performance is funded by the South Dublin City Council as part of the LLPS Scheme 2022.

‘After these two years, I know we are all itching to see something different and exciting and this show will give you a lot to think about..'

Tickets for EKAABO are 15 euros and are available online at https://www.spotimist.com/ekaabo/.

Tickets at the door are subject to availability https://www.spotimist.com/ekaabo/

THE WANDERER by Irish Modern Dance Theatre

 

Who walks the roads in darkness?
Who haunts the underpasses?
Whose footsteps ring on empty streets?


An uplifting and exciting new dance opera with music by Tom Lane, libretto by J

essica Traynor, choreography by John Scott with a brilliant multicultural cast of opera singers and dancers and visual projections by the award-winning US dance filmmaker, Jason Akira Somma. Taking inspiration from stories of wandering and migration, the cast includes soprano Mairead Buicke, baritone Brendan Collins and tenor Fearghal Curtis. Performed on World Refugee Day, The Wanderer promises to be a unique performance event.

20 June
Cork Opera House
7pm
€20 / €18
55 mins approx.

Music Composed by Tom Lane
Libretto by Jessica Traynor
Choreography by John Scott
Projections and Images by Jason Akira Somma
Cast includes Mairead Buicke (Soprano) Brendan Collins (Baritone) Fearghal Curtis (Tenor) Salma Ataya, Vitor Bassi, Kiribu Akello, Ghaliah Conroy, Favour Odusola, Nina Oiplea and Haile Takabo

Tickets & Info : https://www.corkmidsummer.com/whats-on/the-wanderer

A CALL TO YOU by Catherine Young Dance

Catherine Young Dance is thrilled to present A Call To You at Dublin Dance Festival 2022.

A Call To You is a compelling and hopeful new work emerging from the urgency of the incomprehensible times we live through. It is a call to come together; to explore the fragility and friction of community. The strength of the many. Featuring a cast of outstanding international performers and live music.

Preview | 12 May, Backstage Theatre, Longford

Premiere | 20 & 21 May, Project Arts Centre

Tickets & Info www.linktr.ee/catherineyoungdance

 

Photo credit: Luca Truffarelli

United Fall presents BIRDBOY

Friday, 6 May 2022 – 12pm & 7pm.  Draíocht, Blanchardstown.

Created by Emma Martin in collaboration with:

Kévin Coquelard - Performer
Orla Clogher - Visual Artist and Designer
Dunk Murphy - Sound Designer and composer
Stephen Dodd - Lighting Designer
Faolán Ó Murchú-Toner – Voice

Shane O’Reilly – Dramaturge and Education Consultant

Ahead of its appearance at Imaginate - Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2022, Emma Martin creates her first ever production for younger people and brings it to Draíocht. 

Once there was a boy who wished he was a bird. He wished he could just fly away and be free of all his worries. Birdboy is a trip inside his head. In his whirring mind, thoughts, worries, fantasies all compete for space in a world where fitting in is hard to do. Full of fun and sorrow, this kaleidoscopic show, performed by dancer Kévin Coquelard, celebrates the power of imagination and offers a vision of hope and connection.

Emma wrote about the process involved in creating Birdboy:

“In 2017 my daughter Rudi was 6, and somebody gave her a CD of Carnival of the Animals for Christmas which included Ogden Nash’s verses he wrote to accompany Saint Saen’s music. Our favourite piece of music was The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods. I started thinking about making a show for Rudi and her friends, with this gorgeous piece of music in it. Excited but also slightly freaked out by the challenge I kept putting it off, until finally I just put my head down in 2019. The first image of a show I had in my mind was the dancer Kévin Coquelard floating in space with an astronaut helmet on.  (There was also another version of something like an installation with animatronic creatures inspired by The Neverending Story, but that got too complicated.)"

We started with:

There's nothing left...except for one human child floating in the vast emptiness, alone

The process that ensued was a rabbit hole of YouTube, Shaun Tan, a dead bird incident involving my cat and Kévin, dandelion seeds, and a lot of helium. We created it in about seven weeks over the course of eight months in 2019 at VISUAL, Carlow and invited kids in to test out the work in development at various points throughout.”

Suitable for everyone aged 8yrs +

Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/385017772/ba40ce0f90

Booking details:

Friday, 6 May 2022.  12pm and 7pm

Age guideline: 8+

Duration: 40 minutes, no interval

Bookings through Box Office on 01-885-2622 or at

https://www.draiocht.ie/whats-on/birdboy

HEAR MY HANDS by Karen Gleeson

‘Hear my hands’ is a multi-disciplinary collaborative performance piece, fusing dance and audio video projection. The work explores the use of sign language and the use of movement as a form of communication. Delving into the frustration and difficulties involved with miscommunication in relationships. 

This work was created with the support of the Arts Council Dance Project Award 2021, Arts Council Dance Bursary Award 2017 and the Wicklow County Councils Artist Support Grant 2017. Special thanks to the Civic Theatre, Project Arts Centre, Dance Ireland, Mermaid Arts Centre and the Central Remedial Clinic. 

Booking details:

5th-7th May 8pm

Bookings through the Civic Theatre: https://www.civictheatre.ie/whats-on/hear-my-hands/

 

GLIMMER by Robyn Bryne and Rachel Ni Bhraonain

Part of Live Collision International Festival

6 - 7 Stephen's Green (at the top of Grafton St)

28 - 30 April

8pm, 8.15pm, 9.15 7 9.30pm

Duration - 12 minutes

Free and unticketed

As you stroll down the street, just after twilight, your eye is caught by a wash of colour inside an inconspicuous window. Behind the glass, a figure is consumed by other-worldly visions. She moves through landscapes both real and imagined, natural and digital, future meets present, together while alone.

Glimmer is a new dance installation that peeks inside an alternate future-reality, through an embodied reckoning with our physical and virtual selves. Using cutting edge AI technology, dance and music, Glimmer asks; how do we embrace virtual landscapes and digital lives while holding sacred our beautiful, human idiosyncrasies?

Glimmer is funded by the Arts Council and Dublin City Arts Office, with support from IPUT Real Estate Dublin. Additional creative production support from field:arts. Originally developed as part of Dublin Theatre Festival’s FUTURES.

DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL- Various

See below for all the performances in Dublin Dance Festival this May:

Siguifin by Amala Dianor- 17-18 May

Enchanto by Lia Rodrigues- 20-21 May

A Call to You by Catherine Young Dance- 20-21 May

Club Origami by Takeshi Matsumoto- 24-25 May

Fallen From Heaven by Rocío Molina- 24-25 May

Dances Like a Bomb byJunk Ensemble- 25-26 May

any attempt will end in crushed bodies and shattered bones by Jan Martens / GRIP & Dance On Ensemble- 27-28 May

Graces by Silvia Gribaudi- 27-28 May

 Somewhere in the Body by Aine Stapleton- 18 - 21, 23- 28 May

The Shake by Laura Murphy- 28-29 May