Have you ever made a spectacle of yourself? Walking the tightrope of life, jumping through hoops, bending over backwards to please, there is pageantry in everything we do. Inspired by life and the extra-ordinary of the everyday, Pageant celebrates the performer in us all. David Bolger and Muirne Bloomer, dance-makers and friends, together have choreographed opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics, the Ryder Cup and the UEFA Europa League Final. Dancing to a powerful score, with music from Bowie to Ravel, the stellar cast of Pageant will delight audiences with their passion and pathos as they weave an exhilarating journey from choreographic mayhem to military precision. Served up with a side order of humour, this show is not to be missed from the award-winning CoisCéim Dance Theatre.

Choreography David Bolger & Muirne Bloomer
Set and Costume Maree Kearns
Lighting Sinead McKenna
Original Music and Sound Ivan Birthistle and Vincent Doherty
Cast David Bolger, Muirne Bloomer, Jen Fleenor, Robert Jackson, Jonathan Mitchell, Monica Munoz Marin & Emma O’Kane
Video Kilian Waters
Sound Engineers Ivan Birthistle & Vincent Doherty
Chief LX  Kevin Smith
Production Managers Lisa Mahony & Des Kenny
Stage Director Clive Welsh
Stage Manager  Stephanie Ryan
Publicist Conleth Teevan
Graphic Design Clickworks
Photography Ros Kavanagh
Assistant Producer Sarah Latty
Producer Jenny Traynor


starstarstarstar“Bolger and Bloomer’s choreographic prowess cut loose in the finale, to Ravel’s Boléro. Here the group unweave an utterly compelling sequence of movement, full of interactions ruled by split-second timings.” – Michael Seaver, Irish Times

starstarstarstar”Rhythm and grace abound in Pageant” Sara Keating, The Sunday Business Post

“CoisCéim’s latest offering is provoking, funny and entrancing.” – Brendan O’Rourke, entertainment.ie

“This is another impressive show from CoisCeim and their warmth, humor and skill is obvious in everything that they do…” nomoreworkhorse.com

Seona MacRéamoinn paid a visit to PAGEANT rehearsals – read her interview with David and Muirne in METRO Herald here …

David and Muirne talked to Sara Keating from The Irish Timesread her interview here …

What audiences said…

“It’s witty, moving, with an electrifying finale – don’t miss it”

“Amazing show! Just wowing!”

“Very beautiful and moving”

“Had an amazing night at PAGEANT …brilliant work from CoisCéim and excellent performances!”

“Go see CoisCéim’s fun, visually thrilling Pageant…you feel like dancing your way out of the theatre”

Past Performances

23 February – 2 March 2013 | Project Arts Centre | Dublin, Ireland
Other Performances
5 March 2013 | Lime Tree Theatre | Limerick, Ireland
7 March 2013 | Pavilion Theatre | Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
12 March 2013 | Civic Theatre | Tallaght, Ireland
14 March 2013 | Draíocht | Blanchardstown, Ireland
19 March 2013 | Town Hall Theatre | Galway, Ireland




Past Performances

Pageant is kindly supported by The Arts Council and Dublin City Council

Project Arts Centre
 Thurs 21 & Fri 22 February 8.00 pm
Run Sat 23 Feb – Sat 02 March 8.00 pm  |  Matinees Wed 27 & Sat 02 March 3.00 pm

Limetree Theatre, Limerick
Tuesday 05 March 8.00 pm | Booking 061-774774  |  www.limetreetheatre.ie

Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire
Thurs 07 March 8.00 pm | Booking 01 2312929  |  www.paviliontheatre.ie
FREE dance workshops at the Pavilion Theatre
6 March: Workshop with David Bolger –  for actors and dancers
7 March: Workshop with Philippa Donnellan – for people aged 50+

Civic Theatre, Tallaght
Tuesday 12 March 8.00 pm | Booking 01 4627477  |  www.civictheatre.ie

Draíocht, Blanchardstown
Thursday 14 March 8.00 pm | Booking 01 8852622  |  www.draiocht.ie

Town Hall Theatre, Galway
Tuesday 19 March 8.00 pm | Booking 091 569777  |  www.tht.ie


To accompany the production of PAGEANT, CoisCéim Broadreach offered dance workshops combining exploration of themes and practice of choreography from the show.