Culture Night 2012 - Crash, CoisCeim & Fishamble Reunite

Friday, 21 September 2012

Culture Night 2012 - Crash, CoisCeim & Fishamble Reunite

Friday 21 September, 2012
The Civic, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland 
PRICE: Free - booking essential


"A three-header that is beyond tantalising" - Peter Crawley, The Irish Times


Fishamble: The New Play Company

Crash Ensemble

CoisCéim Dance Theatre

Three companies representing the best of contemporary theatre, dance and music in Ireland come together in what promises to be a very special night. 

Culture Night 2012 at the Civic Theatre offers audiences an opportunity to enjoy a flavour of each company’s work. Their performance at last year’s Culture Night was lauded for “It’s that level of diversity and one-off specialness that honours the event, where memories and passions are acquired that may not last not a night, or a year, but a lifetime.” Peter Crawley, The Irish Times, Culture Night 2011



The Wheelchair on My Face (excerpt)| Fishamble: The New Play Company

Music in Similar Motion, Philip Glass | Crash Ensemble

Work-in-Progress | CoisCéim Dance Theatre


THE WHEELCHAIR ON MY FACE (excerpt)| Fishamble: The New Play Company

Written and performed by Sonya Kelly; directed by Gina Moxley; produced by Marketa Dowling


 Little Miss Sunshine meets My Left Foot

‘I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone’s eyes. And so it was discovered why I’d thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, ’excuse me’. Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was.’

‘Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy’ (Irish Independent), this delightful story of a myopic seven year old is brought to you by actor and comedian, Sonya Kelly (The Savage Eye).

‘delightfully whacky.. hilarious.. tight script and engaging performance.. terrific’ Irish Times

MUSIC IN SIMILAR MOTION, Philip Glassarranged by Kate Ellis| Crash Ensemble

2012 marks Philip Glass’s 75th birthday– Crash Ensemble celebrates this milestone with a performance of Glasses’ 1969 work “Music in Similar Motion”.

This piece was originally written for variable instrumentation, as part of Philip Glass's earlier experiments in minimalism and stasis. This 2012 arrangement by Crash Ensemble Cellist and Co-Artistic Director Kate Ellis for solo cello gradually adds layers of pre-recorded cello rather than new instruments as the music progresses. The significance of each entry causes a remarkable change in the music that lifts the minimalist approach to a higher level of energy and drama.

The real innovation in "Similar Motion" is its sense of drama. The earlier pieces were meditative, steady-state pieces that established a mood and stayed there. But "Similar Motion" starts with one voice, then adds another playing a fourth above the original line, and then another playing a fourth below the original line, and finally a last line kicks in to complete the sound. As each new voice enters, there is a dramatic change in the music.” Philip Glass

The performance will be accompanied by a video by Simon Doyle created specifically for this work. Produced by Enda Bates.

 Work-in-Progress | CoisCéim Dance Theatre

CoisCéim presents a work-in-progress excerpt from Pageant, a new dance theatre piece by Artistic Director David Bolger and long-time CoisCéim Associate Muirne Bloomer. Following further development, Pageant will premiere in February 2013.


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