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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 18, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    Competition: Win tickets to CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s latest show, Pageant

    Laurence Mackin

    THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED

    Pageant, the latest show from CoisCéim Dance Theatre, premieres this Saturday, February 23rd, at the Project Arts Centre in Dublin, before embarking on a five-stop Irish tour between then and March 19th.

    The show is the latest from David Bolger and Muirne Bloomer, who have just returned from New York, where they were showcasing the moving Swimming With My Mother.

    Pageant focuses on the extraordinary aspect of the everyday, from the workplace, to the street and the home. The producers say that the show, set around a fictional ceremony, celebrates the performer in us all: “Have you ever made a spectacle of yourself? Can or have you walked the tightrope of life, jumping through hoops while bending over backwards to please others? There is pageantry in everything we do and CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s latest production demonstrates this to ‘a tee’ while staging the most fun display of theatre, dance, psychology and so much more that you’ll see on stage all year.”


    It may have been beautiful to look at, but the dancers’ comprehension of the rules of cricket were loose at best

    The show has been choreographed by David Bolger and Muirne Bloomer, and the cast features the duo, along with Jen Fleenor, Robert Jackson, Mónica Muñoz Marín, Jonathan Mitchell and Emma O’Kane. The score for Pageant includes music by David Bowie, T Rex and Ravel.

    After the Project performances, the show tours to the Limetree in Limerick, the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire, the Civic Theatre in Tallaght, Draíocht in Blanchardstown, and the Town Hall Theatre in Galway. Click here for details and booking information.

    Coiscéim will also be hosting a series of dance workshops at each venue for all ages. Click here for details.

    To mark the occassion, we have two pairs of tickets to give away to the premiere performance this Saturday at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. To be in with a chance to win, simply leave a comment below with a contact email, or send an email to lmackin@irishtimes.com. We’ll pick two names at random. The competition ends at noon this Wednesday, February 20th.


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