“Come and Be Inspired!” Palimpsest by CoisCéim

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As the curtain begins to fall on the Decade of Centenaries which marked the 100th anniversary of some of the most significant events in the history of modern Ireland, audiences are invited to come and be inspired by Palimpsest, the innovative new show from CoisCéim Dance Theatre company which takes inspiration from some of the pivotal moments in Irish history.

Billed as a highlight of this year’s St. Patrick’s Festival One City Programme, the show is described as ‘a boundary busting kaleidoscope of dance, live music and panoramic visuals’. Created under the direction of award-winning choreographer David Bolger, the large-scale production layers artforms and histories in a large-scale live performance to trace and own the ghostly-edged histories our shadows leave behind.

David Bolger, artistic Director at CoisCéim tells us that audiences can look forward to an exhilarating, boundary busting kaleidoscope of dance, live music, and panoramic projection.

The Complex theatre space will be transformed by an electrifying, groundbreaking fusion of dance, live music, and panoramic visual projections, seamlessly intertwined to create an unforgettable sensation that draws inspiration from pivotal chapters in Irish history.”

He continued, “We have a remarkable ensemble cast of 15 talented dancers alongside singers and artists hailing from Ireland and across the globe. The title, ‘Palimpsest’, means something altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form. We invite audiences to come and be inspired!”

PALIMPSEST by CoisCéim Dance Theatre, takes place at The Complex, Arran St. East, Dublin 7, March 13-17, as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival One City Programme.

Tickets are priced from €10-€50 on a pay what you can basis. (Suitable for age 12+) For booking see thecomplex.ie/

Palimpsest is funded by ART: 2023, a Decade of Centenaries Collaboration between The Arts Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Cast Credits:

Featuring | Vitor Bassi, Lee Clayden, Justine Cooper, Vanessa Guevara, Renako McDonald, Jonathan Mitchell, Alex O’Neill, Rosie Stebbing, Mateusz Szczerek, Jessie Thompson and more to be announced. Creative team: Maree Kearns (set), Denis Clohessy (Music), Neil O’Driscoll (projections), John Gunning (lighting), Arran Murphy (Costume) and Val Sherlock (hair and make-up).

Feature Image: Ros Kavanagh


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