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30 April 2016 MMT Showcase TCD Music and Media Technologies
13 & 14 May 2016 A Midsummer Night's Dream The Irish National Youth Ballet
17 - 19 May 2016 Planites Patricia Apergi/Aerites Dance Company (Dublin Dance Festival)
23 - 25 May 2016 Anam Siamsa Tire (Dublin Dance Festival)
6 - 11 June 2016 At Swim, Two Boys Forty Feet

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MMT Showcase

Dates:

Saturday 30 April 2016 at 7.30pm

Company:

Music and Media Technologies, Trinity College Dublin

Details:

Participants in Trinity's Music and Media Technologies programme showcase their theses. There will be original compositions for choir, cello, the news, robots, virtual reality, generative audiovisuals, as well as demonstrations of an outdoor theatre mobile experience and procedural audio for video games. 

Showcasing their work will be students Eoin Coughlan, Matthew Cullen, Liam Maher, Shane Martin, Damian Molony, Brian Murphy, Stephen O'Brien and Michael Sheridan.

Tickets:

All tickets Euro 10

Booking:

Now open for online booking. Tickets will also be available on the door or by phone (01 - 896 2461) from 4.30pm on the day of performance.

For Box Office enquiries, please contact Francis Thackaberry, General Manager, at fthackab@tcd.ie

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Date:

Friday 13 May and Saturday 14 May at 7.30pm; Saturday 14 May matinee at 2.30pm

Company:

The Irish National Youth Ballet

Directed by:

Katherine Lewis

Choreographers:

Stephen Brennan,  Sarah Thornton and Kilian O'Callaghan

Details:

A Midsummer Night's Dream is the main ballet in the Sping Season. 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and it is with great pleasure that INYB performs this magical comedy. Also on the programme are three short pieces, Toy Box, Danse Macabre, and And Yet I Have My Joy. The programme will be played live by the Orchestra of the INYB led by Cillian O'Breachain.

Tickets:

Evenings - Euro 22, 16 concession and children; Saturday matinee - Euro 18, 14 concession and children

Groups of 10 or more: Euro 14 evenings; Euro 11 matinee

Booking:

Advance bookings must be made online. Click here to book Full and Concession tickets now.

Tickets booked online are held at the Box Office for collection - please bring your booking confirmation e-mail with you when collecting. Tickets may be collected from 1 hour before the performance time.

Concession-priced tickets: bring proof of status (student, senior, unwaged) when collecting your ticket.

For Box Office enquiries and group bookings, please contact Francis Thackaberry, General Manager, at fthackab@tcd.ie

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Dublin Dance Festival presents

Planites

Dates:

Tuesday 17 to Thursday 19 May 2016 at 7.30pm

Company:

Patricia Apergi/Aerites Dance Company (Greece)

Details:

Dublin Dance Festival opens with an intensely physical, urban fusion piece for five male performers by Greek choreographer, Patricia Apergi. Five bodies of the time, necessarily political.
Apergi's Planites are the migrants who, like planets, are forever on the move. They navigate the city streets, bringing with them their stories, experiences and hopes. While creating this production, Apergi soaked up flamenco in Barcelona, traditional step dance in Dublin, and Arabic and African moves in France. The result is an interplay between these diverse traditions and her own choreography, which is inspired by street culture and actions related to protest.
This high energy piece deals with the foreigner, the immigrant, the person who travels whether by choice or by force. An Irish premiere, Planites is a compelling mix of dynamic movement and sharp humour.

loose-limbed precision, edgy energy and punchy accents ... an assured, original piece of work. Time Out

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

Tickets:

Euro 25/20 conc

Booking:

Follow this link to make advance bookings for Planites at the Dublin Dance Festival Box Office.

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Dublin Dance Festival presents

Anam

Dates:

Monday 23 to Wednesday 25 May 2016 at 7.30pm

Company:

Siamsa Tire, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland (Ireland)

Details:

Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Anam (meaning ‘soul’) brings together the skills of world-class step dancers from the US, Canada and Ireland in an exhilarating fusion of styles.
Authentic and raw, this percussive dance piece explores the similarities and differences between the dancers, each with their own distinct hard shoe style. Anam attests to the tradition of ‘passing on’; celebrating the dance’s essential spirit, yet injecting it with fresh energy to create something new.
Performed with live music and song by acclaimed musician Fergal O Murchu.
Featuring dancers Matthew Olwell (Appalachian Flat Foot), Jonathan Kelliher (North Kerry “Munnix”), Nathan Pilatzke (Ottawa Valley, Canada) and John Fitzgerald (Modern Irish).

brave and illuminating ... good-humoured and moving - Irish Theatre Magazine on What The Folk

Duration: 65 minutes (no interval)

Tickets:

Euro 25/20 conc

Booking:

Follow this link to make advance bookings for Anam at the Dublin Dance Festival Box Office.

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At Swim, Two Boys

Dates:

Tuesday 7 to Saturday 11 June 2016 at 7.30pm, Preview Monday 6 June at 7.30pm

Playwright:

Adapted by Tim Scott from the novel by Jamie O'Neill

Director:

Sean Roper-Nolan

Company:

Forty Feet

Details:

Written by Jamie O'Neill, At Swim, Two Boys tells the story of Dun Laoghaire boys Jim and Doyler and their friendship on the brink of Irish independence. Amid rebellious undercurrents, they navigate an adolescent sea while finding their lives overturned and their innocence washed away on the course to the Easter Rising, 1916. Through growing pains and hard-earned maturity, the boys' scope widens to a world of Dublin society and Irish politics. As their year unfolds, they tumult into questioning their friends, families, faith, values, and even their rapidly changing love for each other. Death and heartache plague what should be their halcyon youth. What's left to them is a deeper understanding of things worth living and dying for.

For further information on the production, see www.atswim.ie

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes approx, including interval

Tickets:

Euro 16 full, 10 concession

Preview (6 June) Euro 10 full; Euro 5 concession tickets will be available on the door only

Booking:

Now open for online booking

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Last updated 29 April 2016 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).