A CHORAL SONG & CONTEMPORARY DANCE PROJECT FOR PEOPLE AGED 8 TO 80+

Supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Grants 

“a truly inspired model of public performance… at once ambitiously conceived and delightfully woven together…an inspirational moment of beauty and deep feeling which will stay with me forever” – audience member

The power, mystery and beauty of the sea, has long inspired artists of all creative disciplines.

Led by CoisCéim BROADREACH director Philippa Donnellan and composer Denis Clohessy, in association with  dlr LexIcon and Pavilion Theatre, SHORELINE invited people from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown to share their stories and experiences about the sea, and create an original performance in choral song, musical composition and contemporary dance.

SHORELINE began in October 2018 with the artists leading song and creative dance workshops for 3 groups: children from Gaelscoil na Fuinseoige, members of the Encore Voices Choir, and The Dance Ensemble, a specially established performance group for people aged 50+.

The project culminated in November with three sea-themed performances by over 60 participants, performing original choreography and choral song at dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire.

“My childhood landscape was not land but the end of the land – the cold, salt, running hills of the Atlantic. I sometimes think my vision of the sea is the clearest thing I own.” -Sylvia Plath

Programme

READ the performance programme

Music

For SHORELINE Denis Clohessy created the composition SAIL AWAY, which was performed by Encore Voices on 24 November.

Gallery

DENIS CLOHESSY

Denis has worked with many Irish dance and theatre companies including CoisCéim/Anu The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, Rough Magic, Fishamble, Junk Ensemble, Fabulous Beast and Corn Exchange. He won the Irish Times theatre award for Best Design Sound in 2011. In 2016 Pat Kinevane’s play ‘Silent’ (Fishamble) won an Olivier award for which Denis composed the music. His work in Film and Television includes music for the feature films Older than Ireland (Snack box Films), The Irish Pub (Atom Films) and His and Hers (Venom Film).

GAELSCOIL NA FUINSEOIGE

Tá áthas an domhain ar Ghaelscoil na Fuinseoige a bheith páirteach sa tionscnamh iontach seo. Bhain an pásití sár-taitneamh agus tairbhe as a bheith ag obair le Philippa agus Denis ó Coiscéim agus seasfaidh an taithí sin leo i gcónaí.

PRINCIPAL Aisling Uí Fhéich; CLASS TEACHER Caitriona Scollard; TEACHER, Katy Dobey; TEACHER Jessica de Lása

ENCORE VOICES

Encore Voices is a mixed choir with over 70 members based in the Goatstown/Stillorgan area of Dublin. Founded in 2015, the choir is guided by Musical Director John Doyle and supported by pianist Maria Geheran. The choir will be singing on Grafton Street on the 8th of December to support Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice and will be performing at the Merchants Quay Ireland Christmas Concert.  2019 will see them perform Puccini’s Messa Di Gloria and a concert entitled “A Night at the Opera.

dlr ARTS OFFICE

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council views the arts as an important service that contributes to the quality of life for those who live in, work in and visit the County. We are extremely proud of our reputation as a supportive home for the arts, since 1994 the Council’s Arts Office has commissioned and produced an exciting range of festivals, exhibitions, artist residencies, schools projects, arts and health initiatives and public art programmes in order to grow and sustain local arts development.

PAST PERFORMANCES 

WHERE | DLR LEXICON
DATE | Saturday 24 November 2018 
TIMES | 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
DURATION | 30mins
FREE ADMISSION | All welcome, open to friends, family and members of the public.

PERFORMANCE GROUP for people aged 50+
6 week creative participation project

Fee €50 | 2 sessions per week   

DAY DATE TIME LOCATION
Tuesdays 16, 23, 30 October + 6, 13, 20 November 2018 2.00 – 4.30pm LexIcon Studio
Thursdays 18, 25 October 2018 2.00 – 4.30pm LexIcon Studio
Thursdays 1, 8, 15 November 2018 2.00 – 4.30pm TBC
Thursday 22 November 2018 2.00 – 4.30pm LexIcon Studio
Friday 23 November 2018 Afternoon/evening time tbc LexIcon Studio
Saturday 24 November 2018 9.00 – 11.00am LexIcon Studio