FAUN by David Bolger

Audiences rioted when they saw Nijinski’s first ballet, L’Apres midi d’un Faune, shocked by the shameless sensuality and revolutionary dance style. Mixing Debussy’s famous score with Queen, David Bolger explores how dance still reconnects us with our feelings and imagination and asks can we still break free?

AS YOU ARE by Muirne Bloomer

Who would you rather be: Superman or Clarke Kent? We all want to stand out from the crowd – but are we willing to pay the price? In Muirne Bloomer’s quirky world, six extraordinary individuals are tested to the limit as they struggle for control over themselves and each other.

Cast James Hosty, Eddie Kay, Robert Jackson, Megan Kennedy, Lisa McLoughlin, Emma O’Kane
Director & Choreographer FAUN David Bolger
Director & Choreographer AS YOU ARE Muirne Bloomer
Lighting Designer  Lucy Carter
Set Designer
  Maree Kearns
Costume Designer
 Paul Shriek
Original Music
 Ivan Birthistle & Vincent Doherty
Hair & Makeup
 Val Sherlock
Production Manager
  Rob Furey
Stage Manager Stephanie Ryan
Sound Engineers  Ivan Birthistle & Vincent Doherty
Chief LX  Lisa Mahony
Publicist  Nik Quaife / Zoetrope
Graphic Design  Alphabet Soup
Photography  Ros Kavanagh & Pat Redmond
Producer  Jenny Traynor / CoisCéim Dance Theatre

Reviews

THE IRISH TIMES

“ … splendid … engrossing to watch … luscious sensuality … dreamlike … compellingly human” (Seona Mac Réamoinn)

SUNDAY INDEPENDENT

“The dance that lands on its feet…..exquisite…superb” (Emer O’Kelly)

IRISH INDEPENDENT

“… dancers shine in the limelight: sexy, smart, assured, funny” (Colin Murphy, 20 Jan 2010)

“’I want to break free’ sings Freddie Mercury, and that is precisely what I want to do: go down and join them” (Colin Murphy)

THE VIEW ON FAUN

“…. Bone shakingly sexy … playful … amazing … such a sensuous and beautiful experience to watch”

METRO ON FAUN

**** …CoisCéim celebrate their 15th year with a startling double bill … This Faun is sensual, art deco-like, erotic and quite possibly the most beautiful contemporary dance you’ll see all year” (Lucy White)

THE VIEW ON AS YOU ARE

“ … a post punk piece … terrific” (Donald Clark)

“ … anybody who is shocked by this must have something wrong with them. This is great … (John Kelly)

IRISH THEATRE MAGAZINE  ON AS YOU ARE

“… conformity is a constant in her futuristic world, where cyborg-like beings are controlled by James Hosty as a kind of Dr. Coppéllius character………provides lots of camp playfulness along the way..” (Michael Seaver)

Past Performances

Premiere
14-23 January 2010 | Project Arts Centre | Dublin, Ireland
Other Performances
26 January 2010 | Town Hall Theatre | Galway, Ireland
28 January 2010 | The Source Arts Centre | Thurles, Ireland
30 January 2010 | Garter Lane Arts Centre | Waterford, Ireland
2 February 2010 | Cork Opera House | Cork, Ireland
4 February 2010 | Backstage Theatre | Longford, Ireland
6 February 2010 | Pavilion Theatre | Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
9 February 2010 | Dunamaise Arts Centre | Portlaoise, Ireland
11 February 2010 | Civic Theatre | Tallaght, Ireland
13 February 2010 | O’Reilly Theatre Wexford Opera House | Wexford, Ireland
26 August 2010 | Fabrik Heeder Krefeld | Internationale Tanzmesse NRW | Düsseldorf, Germany (FAUN only)

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