INVITATION TO A JOURNEY
Inspired by Eileen Gray
A CO-PRODUCTION BETWEEN COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE, CRASH ENSEMBLE, FISHAMBLE: THE NEW PLAY COMPANY & GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
We must ask nothing of artists but to be of their own time – Eileen Gray
She crafted and she made.
She flew a plane.
She gave her lovers gifts.
She let her heart be broken.
She was an original and she was endlessly reproduced.
Eileen Gray defied expectations – from her innovative designs to her unconventional personal life she challenged what it meant to be an artist, a woman and to be Irish. Inspired by her inimitable life and work, INVITATION TO A JOURNEY is a powerful, evocative new work by Ireland’s leading performance companies.
As Gray fused elements to create new forms, INVITATION TO A JOURNEY combines contemporary dance, music and theatre to create a compelling illustration of a once-forgotten, now celebrated, Irish modernist.
CAST | Justine Cooper | Ingrid Craigie | Kate Ellis | Ivonne Kalter | Ronan Leahy | Emma O’Kane | Deirdre O’Leary | Alex Petcu | Kate Stanley Brennan | Maria Ryan
DIRECTION | David Bolger, Jim Culleton
SCRIPT | Gavin Kostick
ORIGINAL SCORE | Deirdre Gribbin
CHOREOGRAPHY | David Bolger
MUSICAL DIRECTION | Kate Ellis
DESIGN | Maree Kearns
LIGHTING DESIGN | Sinéad McKenna
SOUND DESIGN | Kevin Gleeson
HAIR & MAKE UP | Val Sherlock
“…the force of a revelation in Irish Culture…” Fintan O’Toole, Irish Times on CoisCéim
“an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops.” The Washington Post on Crash Ensemble
Fishamble: Olivier Award Winner, 2016 | ‘Ireland’s terrific Fishamble’ The Guardian
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