by David Bolger, Owen Boss, Louise Lowe

UK Premiere

CoisCéim in collaboration with ANU

 

June 2018
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old St, London EC1V 9LT
On Sale from February 2018

 

THESE ROOMS is a major new immersive live performance and installation project that cross-pollinates contemporary dance, theatre and visual art.  THESE ROOMS received unanimous critical acclaim when it was first presented in dilapidated Dublin building two years ago, as part of the centenary marking the Easter Rising. An intense, immersive blend of theatre, dance and visual art,  it took as its starting point the testimonies of the 38 female witnesses to Dublin’s  North King Street Massacre in April 1916 – when 15 civilian men were killed in house-to-house raids by British soldiers..

In this reimagined version co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, LIFT and Shoreditch Town Hall, THESE ROOMS shares its focus between the civilians of North King Street and the men of the South Staffordshire Regiment who committed the massacre – their identities largely anonymous, their actions controversially exonerated at a military enquiry. For more information please see the dedicated website:

www.theserooms.ie

  

THESE ROOMS premiered on 29 September as part of DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL 2016.
DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL | 29 Sept – 16 Oct 2016
EXTENSION RUN | 25 Oct – 13 Nov 2016
VENUE | 85/86 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
#theserooms16   #DTF16   #ART2016

★★★★★ THE IRISH TIMES

‘Winner, Irish Times Theatre Awards, 2017 (Audience Choice Award)’

FALLING OUT OF STANDING

Film installation by David Bolger, Owen Boss, Louise Lowe

FALLING OUT OF STANDING was borne from the 2016 production of THESE ROOMS. A stand alone structure with three filmic works by David Bolger, Owen Boss and Louise Lowe that inverts traditional concepts of exterior and interior, FALLING OUT OF STANDING aims to extend the debate beyond the interaction of performance and site.

Extending the exploration of source material related to of the North King Street massacre and the subsequent live production of THESE ROOMS, the installation aims to contextualise how the past is propelled into the present and the impact of time on conflicted histories through the form of film.

PAST SCREENINGS

LIGHT MOVES: Festival of Screen Dance
Short Films Programme 1
VENUE | Dance Limerick | John’s Square, Limerick
DATES | Friday, November 3, 2017 at 3:00pm 4:00pm
ALSO | On Saturday, November 4, 2017, David Bolger will take part in Interview: Bodies in Time – Embracing History in Screendance
 
FILM: FALLING OUT OF STANDING | OWEN BOSS at HOMELAND 2017 |  Blackbird singing in the dead of night
DATES | 9 September 2017
 
FILM: FALLING OUT OF STANDING | OWEN BOSS as part of THIS IS NOT ARCHITECTURE
VENUE | Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda
DATES | 24 April – 12 June
Find out more: http://www.highlanes.ie/
 
FILM INSTALLATION, PREMIERE
VENUE | Ground Floor, Festival House, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
DATES | 03 -23 April 2017 | 12.00pm – 8.00pm
 

PROJECT PARTNERS

Co-commissioned by 14-18NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, LIFT and Shoreditch Town Hall, this re-imagination of the Irish Times Irish Theatre award winning 2016 production is supported by Culture Ireland as part of GB18.

THESE ROOMS began as an Open Call National Project in ART: 2016: The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016. ART: 2016 was a diverse and distinctive public showcase of Irish art which was presented across Ireland and abroad throughout the year. By supporting THESE ROOMS, the Arts Council placed artists and the arts at the centre of how it responded to the Centenary of the 1916 Rising. ART: 2016 was supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht through its Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. Find out more…

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