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1 September 2016 MMT Graduation Showcase Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, TCD
10 & 11 September 2016 Woman with a Suitcase of Salt Stage Whispers
14 - 16 September 2016 The Woman is Present: Women's Stories of WWII Smashing Times Theatre Company

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Music & Media Technologies Graduation Showcase

Dates:

Thursday 1 September 2016 at 8pm

Details:

The Music and Media Technologies programme (a joint initiative from the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and the School of Drama, Film and Music, Trinity College Dublin) provides an exposure to a broad spectrum of music technology related subjects ranging from computer music and new media, through to audio engineering and production.

The show is a graduation show of the class of 2016 one year masters course.

Tickets:

Euro 10

Booking:

In advance, all tickets must be booked online. Unsold tickets will be available from the Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office (01 - 896 2461) from 5pm on the day of performance.

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Woman with a Suitcase of Salt

Company:

Stage Whispers

Director/Choreographer:

Loli Ros Gordon

Dates:

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2016 at 7pm, matinee Sunday 11 Sept at 3pm

Details:

Theatre, dance and music re-imagines the lives of characters from Federico Garcia Lorca's Rural Trilogy and weaves them into a circular narrative of memories, myths and rituals, reflecting contemporary concerns.
Poetic language and performance combine Flamenco with contemporary choreography to relay the tragic tale of a bride's conflicting desires, a groom's despair, a rival's provocation, family expectations and a community in crisis.
Featuring Flamenco dancers Irene Alonso "La Pasionaria" and Ana Belen Lopez Rodriguez, the new work is the culmination of a phase of practice-based PhD research and devised workshops exploring the concepts of identity, place, time and transition.

Tickets:

Euro 13, Euro 10 conc

Note: Concession-priced tickets are available to students, seniors (65+) and unwaged. Please bring proof of status with you when collecting concession-priced tickets.

Booking:

In advance, all tickets must be booked online. Unsold tickets will be available from the Samuel Beckett Theatre Box Office (01 - 896 2461) from 2 hours before the start of each performance.

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The Woman is Present:

Wonen's Stories of WWII

Dates:

Wednesday 14 to Friday 16 September 2016 at 7.30pm

Company:

Smashing Times Theatre Company

Details:

Re-imagined moments from the lives of women in WWII by Deirdre Kinahan, Fiona Bawn Thompson, Mary Moynihan and Paul Kennedy.

The performances are re-imagined moments from the lives of women in WWII, featuring the world premiere of Ode to Ettie Steinberg by internationally-acclaimed playwright Deirdre Kinahan and new Irish writing by Mary Moynihan, Fiona Bawn Thompson and Paul Kennedy recalling stories of bravery, sacrifice and love as powerful women stood up against Fascism and refused to accept oppression.

Women's stories that have inspired the performance include Ettie Steinberg (1914-1942), the only Irish-born Jewish person known to have been murdered in Auschwitz; Mary Elmes (1908-2002), a Cork woman who was the first Irish person honoured as 'Righteous Among Nations' for her work saving Jewish children from the Nazi gas chambers during World War II; Margaret Skinnider (1893-1971), a revolutionary feminist and maths teacher who came to Dublin from Scotland at the age of 23 to fight in the 1916 Easter Rising and who remained in Ireland and campaigned for women's rights in the trade union movement from the 1930s onwards; Martha Hillers from Germany, who wrote her autobiography Eine Frau in Berlin (A Woman in Berlin) under the name ‘Anonyma’ (Anonymous), detailing her experiences of the last days of WWII as she and over one million other women were raped and abused by Allied soldiers of the Red Army; Neus Catala Palleja from Spain, a member of the United Socialist Party of Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War, an active collaborator with the French Resistance during WWII and the only living Spanish survivor of Ravensbruck,¬†one of the largest concentration camps set up by the Nazis especially for women; Maria Eugenia Jasinska from Lodz in Poland who worked for the resistance and gave up her own life rather than ‘name names’; and Dolores Ibarurri or La Pasionaria (1895-1989), from Spain, a revolutionary leader, political activist, Communist and crusader against Fascism during the Spanish Civil War and who created the famous cry 'They Shall Not Pass'.

In conjunction with these performances, an international symposium, Women War and Peace, will take place on Friday 16 September from 9.30am to 5pm at the Samuel Beckett Theatre. Speakers will include Ruwanthie de Chickera, Sri Lanka and Senator Ivana Bacik, Ireland.

These events are presented as part of Women, War and Peace, an innovative year-long transnational project with four European partners from Ireland, Spain, Germany and Poland. The project uses creative processes of theatre and film to explore the role of women in Europe from 1916 to World War II and to the present. The project is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Reconciliation Fund.

For further details, see www.smashingtimes.ie

The Drama Department, School of Drama, Film and Music at Trinity College Dublin has partnered with Smashing Times in presenting these performances and symposium.

Tickets:

Free, advance booking essential

Booking:

Advance booking must be made via www.eventbrite.ie or at (01) 865 6613

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Last updated 30 August 2016 by Francis Thackaberry (Email).