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Friday Night Sessions with Fergus Sheil

In a normal year next Friday would see the first of more than 80 events – chamber music concerts, quartet masterclasses, artist interviews, instrument(...)

Expanding your horizons: The site allows users to work out lockdown limitations

More than 2.1 million people have used a website that was hastily put together at the start of the lockdown to show how far people could roam from hom(...)

The Cherry Orchard: Derbhle Crotty in Druid’s production of Tom Murphy’s adaptation. Photograph: Robbie Jack

THE CHERRY ORCHARD Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★☆☆ Tom Murphy’s adaption of The Cherry Orchard has everything that a decent Irish play should have: d(...)

Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas.  Photograph: Anne Van Aerschot

There was a highly visual, even cinematic quality to many of the shows and events of the festival, as lighting design, sound and music underlined expe(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Body Language in action at the RHA

RHA Gallery, Dublin **** Body language is prone to pseudo-science: simplistic decoding of gestures and posture to instruct how to sit during a job (...)

Set designer Francis O’Connor with his model box in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre as the set is constructed for Druid’s production of King of the Castle. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Francis O’Connor reaches into a black model box, about the size of a domestic oven, and carefully begins to reposition the tiny furniture. The baniste(...)

Jean Butler and Neil Martin in This Is an Irish Dance: “We wanted to make this really connected,” says Martin, “to get to a place where the movement was unconscious, and intuitive,” adds Butler.

There is an unmistakably relaxed air about the choreographer and performer Jean Butler as she talks about her new work, This Is an Irish Dance. Arou(...)

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala: fuses drama and dance, exquisite aesthetic refinement and knockabout satire, simple storytelling and dazzlingly complex physical imagery

As it happens there is another centenary this year. It was in 1916 that WB Yeats launched his experiment in what he would call “Plays for Dancers” and(...)

Kate Stanley Brennan, Ivonne Kalter, Ingrid Craigie, Emma O’Kane and Ronan Leahy in Invitation to a Journey, a CoisCéim, Crash Ensemble and Fishamble collaboration. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Black Box Theatre, Galway ★★★★ Summing up Eileen Gray’s ever-versatile creativity means straddling many genres, including lacquering, furniture des(...)

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