a collaboration with ANU
Irish Times Irish Theatre Award, 2017
(Audience Choice Award)
A creative collaboration between ANU and CoisCéim Dance Theatre, THESE ROOMS is a major new immersive live performance and film installation project that cross-pollinates contemporary dance, theatre and visual art.
★★★★★ THE IRISH TIMES
FALLING OUT OF STANDING | FILM INSTALLATION
by David Bolger, Owen Boss, Louise Lowe
PRIVATE VIEW | 03 April 2017
OPENS | 04 April 2017
RUNS TO | 23 April 2017
12.00pm – 8.00pm
VENUE | Ground Floor, Festival House, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, D2
FALLING OUT OF STANDING is the legacy element of THESE ROOMS. A stand alone structure with three filmic works by each director 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.
THESE ROOMS | LIVE PERFORMANCE WORK
Thrusting audiences into the events of one hundred years ago using a lens of today, the live performance production THESE ROOMS explored the 1916 rebellion through the eyes of civilians at the moment when the uninvited rising invaded their homes in North King Street with devastating consequences. THESE ROOMS combined eye witness testimonies from 38 female voices with findings of the government inquiry which followed and investigated questions of dignity and cultural trauma, belonging and dispossession. A fearless and embodied physical performance, it immersed audiences in a deeply intimate experience and in doing so, aimed to reaffirm the role of art in negotiating history.
This important and major new collaboration between ANU and CoisCéim Dance Theatre also includes the film installation FALLING OUT OF STANDING in association with the National Museum of Ireland.
THESE ROOMS was 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 responds 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…
THESE ROOMS is co-commissioned by 14–18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art Commissions, supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, and by the Department for Culture Media and Sport. Find out more…
THESE ROOMS premiered on 29 September as part of DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL 2016.
DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL | 29 Sept – 16 Oct
EXTENSION RUN | 25 Oct – 13 Nov
VENUE | 85/86 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1
For further information please see www.theserooms.ie
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