Project Brand New: Dublin-based Performance Works Come to D.C.
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The last date listed for Project Brand New was Saturday November 13, 2010 / 7:00pm.
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Choreographer and dancer of The Ballet Ruse, Emma O’Kane, was recently named “Outstanding Dancer Of The Year” by Dance Europe.
See a short preview video of The Ballet Ruse.
Project Brand New is a Dublin-based festival which supports artists making work outside of traditional theatre models. It offers an opportunity to test out ideas at a developmental stage in an informal environment. With its new and vibrant energy the festival is always a sell-out in Dublin. Join us for the first of our three mini-festivals this season on making new work in theatre, as PBN curates a programme of shows in various stages of completion and asks you, the audience, to get involved in their making!
performed by Grace Dyas, Conor Cillian Madden and Dee Roycroft.
In January 2010, more than 50 people began receiving a daily email from THEATREclub asking, “what have you learnt today?” Their answers form the text for 5 one-hour-long pieces that perfectly document the year. What you will see in D.C. is a scratch performance of the first of these pieces.__
565+__, conceived and directed by Una McKevitt and featuring Marie O’Rourke
565+ is about survival. There comes a time in all our lives when we look for help, when we reach crisis, when we will try anything that helps. For some it is therapy, for others it is medication. For Marie O’Rourke, it is the theatre. Marie O’Rourke is a school teacher who began attending the theatre seven years ago on the advice of her doctor. Since then she has seen more than 565 plays. Marie credits the theatre with saving her life.
Following the success of her sell-out show Victor And Gord, Una Mckevitt continues her practice of making theatre from everyday life, and illustrates how the celebration of theatre can enable us, the audience, to express our longings and needs with dignity and humour, redemption and forgiveness.
The Ballet Ruse
Choreographed and performed by Muirne Bloomer and Emma O’Kane
Once upon a time two budding ballerinas battled for perfection in the sugar-coated world of ballet. Those hopes and dreams didn’t survive… But they did. This is their story…
Two of Ireland’s freshest and most original choreographers - Muirne Bloomer and Emma O’Kane – have teamed up to present a witty and engaging piece about the pitfalls and pressures of ballet dancing. The two dancers (who have performed for over 10 years with Coiscéim Dance Theatre) first presented this hilarious take on ballet at Project Brand New in 2009 before playing to sell-out audiences at Absolut Fringe Festival in September, 2010.
Dancing to a sumptuous score ranging from Tchaikovsky to Lady Gaga, these seasoned performers will surprise and entertain as they struggle from barre to bar in their quest for peace and reconciliation. The Ballet Ruse: raw, honest, with frills attached.
About the Ticket Supplier: Solas Nua
Solas Nua is a non-profit arts organization that seeks out both feted and obscure work by contemporary artists in Ireland to promote awareness of modern Irish culture in Washington D.C.
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