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THE BIG REEL, A dance and music performance for older age communities, Various Dates


Directed by Philippa Donnellan

Performed by dancers Mia DiChiaro and Sarah Ryan and musicians Sharon Murphy & Sadhbh O’Sullivan with narration by Philippa Donnellan.

In this vibrant performance, rich tunes and intricate steps are recalled as four individuals weave their way through a medley of music and dance, as they set out in search of THE BIG REEL.
THE BIG REEL was developed in collaboration with older age groups in association with Dance Limerick, Waterford Healing Arts and Dance Ireland, and supported by an Arts Council Dance Project Award 2022-23.

Friday 15 September, Performance 2pm, St. Joseph's Residential Care Home, Shankill, Dublin 18

Wednesday 20 September, Performance 2pm, Waterford Residential Care Home, St. Patrick's Way, Waterford

Tuesday, 26 Septmber, Performance 2:30pm, Adare & District Nursing Home, Adare Road, Croagh, Co. Limerick

Wednesday, 27 September, Performance 2:30pm, St. Camillus Community Hospital, Shelbourne Road, Co. Limerick

Thursday, 28 September, Perforamance 2:00pm, Dance Limerick, John's Square, Limerick - For tickets email 


GARDEN AS GALLERY- JOAN DAVIS- Various Dates- July, August & Sep

GARDEN AS GALLERY is a wonderful daylong event of dance and sound, inspired by the present moment, the inter-connections of the performers and the powerful presence of the natural world.

Conceived by Joan Davis, four dancers, one musician and two hosts create an offering which is heartful and vibrant, expressing the world inside themselves in relationship with the outside world.

Set among four acres of gardens overlooking the Irish sea, GARDEN AS GALLERY is a visual delight for the senses. The audience impacts the creation through their presence making each performance unique.

The day long performances take place throughout April, July and September 2023. 10:30am to 4pm.

View the full press release here.

For more information please contact: The Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow 01 272 4030

Arts Administrator Rosemary St. Leger 087 9172572

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Presented by Matt Szczerek as part of Dublin Fringe Festival. 

Commissioned and Co-Produced by Ready, Steady, SHOW! At The Civic.

Matt is feeling a little… unmotivated. A little… bored. A little… lost. Until the day his grandmother gifts him a brand new cap called Hat! Hat has plans for Matt and together they embark on a journey neither dreamed possible!

This is a cutting-edge audience experience blending motion-capture technology with krump dance choreography and fusing the experience within a theatrical installation.

For audiences aged 12+, using Meta Quests head-sets.

Funded by the Arts Council/ An Chomhairle Ealaíon Supported by Project Arts Centre, Dance Ireland and South Dublin County Council.

Find out more and book here and here.

RESONANCE, 11-15 September

Presented by Chloe Commins as a part of Dublin Fringe Festival.

A journey into a world of the unspoken, inspired by growing up CODA (Child of Deaf Adult).

This show explores shifting roles and relationships, connection and presence for someone living in two different worlds simultaneously.

The narrative follows the blurred lines experienced by someone straddling parallel cultures. As interpreter, a filter, a voice for those without and as someone's daughter.

A performance told through circus, physical theatre, light and ISL (Irish Sign Language).

Directed by Mícheál Fleming.

Developed at FRINGE LAB and Scene+Heard. Supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Circusful Belfast.

find out more and book here


SL(T)ÁINTE, 14-16 September

Presented by Kate Dunne as a part of Dublin Fringe Festival.

Incorporating circus, theatre and installation art, this show immerses the audience into a ‘body horror’ telling of a culmination of personal experiences of Irish healthcare and broader systemic issues. Confronting gendered issues in the Irish healthcare system, the show raises questions surrounding Irish history and healthcare, the public/private divide, sexuality, and a general lack of listening and understanding to women’s voices amongst others.

Drop in to the exhibition to experience the show’s immersive set.

Supported by FRINGE LAB's Break New Ground Bursary.

Find out more and book here

Please note:
Contains references to mental health, themes of child bereavement, smoke machines and strobe lighting. Unseated with limited seating available.

HAUS OF FASH HUN, 20-23 September

Presented by Femme Bizzare

A glittering explosion of gut-punching aerial, heart-pounding electronic music, (some questionable decisions), and of course... FASH HUN.

Magda and Bibi are fierce, they’re fabulous, they’re dripping in pretence. In truth, they’re a hot mess. In bits. But this is the Haus the Huns built, and they’ll do anything to keep the dream alive.

Step into their world for one final showdown and let them take you on a whirlwind journey of joyous transformation.

Following on from their award-winning sell-out run of CAGED, FemmeBizarre are BACK at Dublin Fringe to knock you off your seats, get you up on your feet and all while rocking 10 inch stilettos. Combining their signature high-octane aerial performance with live music by electo-legends Krisdeberg, you’re in for a night like no other.

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

Find out more and book here.

Red Lines, 20-23 September

Presented by Monika Palova & Sean McIlraith

When you look in the mirror, who looks back at you?

Through contemporary circus and physical theatre, the performers delve into nostalgia, inner conflict, acceptance, memories and the complexities of what creates the self over time.

Where self-perception defies logic and reveals its fluid nature, the inner world is ever changing and forever fragile.

Brace yourselves for breath-taking displays of aerial rope, hair suspension, dance and acrobatics as the two performers push their physical limits to reveal the core of their beings. This is a show where women support women (literally).

Developed at Scene+Heard. Supported by Taking Flight: Education & Performance.

Find out more and book here.

Please note: Contains loud noise, strobe lighting and depictions of violence.  

Texture like Sun, 12-14 September

Presented by Diarmuid Armstrong Mayock

This dance-theatre piece follows three characters as they spiral through their cycles of substance dependency. It is a bleak observation of the psychological process of addiction, with absurd flashes of humour and dark comedy, switching between feelings of gloomy despair and euphoric bliss.

Featuring music by Dee Armstrong (Kila) and Lughaidh Armstrong (Sky Atlas). The Irish choreographic debut of Diarmuid Armstrong Mayock.

Find out more and book here.

Please note:
Contains use of smoke machines and themes of addiction.

What Is Ours Not To Carry, 21-23 September 

 Presented by Ali Clarke

Who would you be if you hadn’t tried so hard to be yourself?

Perception meets liberation as we explore the intricacies of the expectations and bias which cloud our daily interactions. Are we doomed to live in the boxes built for us by others?

Through contemporary dance and live music this immersive performance challenges preconceived notions and invites reflection into the true self.

Funded by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon and supported by the Mermaid Arts Centre, axis Ballymun and Arts and Disability Connect. Developed at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, the Courthouse Arts Centre, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Performact.

Find out more and book here

Please note:
Contains the use of smoke machines.