The Broadway Theatre presents COUNTESS on Wednesday, 13th March - London
Tickets are on sale from the Broadway Theatre box office, Catford:
0208 690 0002
“I’m very fortunate in having access to superbly trained young dancers, many of whom have a desire to take their dancing to arenas beyond competitions. Whether inspired by the likes of Riverdance, the fabulous music of Lúnasa, or the fascinating events of the Constance Markievicz era, it’s a great opportunity for the Irish Dance world to embrace a vision for its unique art form.”
-- Maire Clerkin
An Irish Dance Drama
based on the life story of Countess Constance Markievicz
Máire Clerkin is director and choreographer of an original new Irish dance show, 'Countess.' It goes on stage for one night only, Wednesday, 13th March, 8 p.m.
Telling the story of Sligo aristocrat Constance Gore-Booth, the drama has a cast of forty-two superb Irish Dancers selected from twenty academies in the London area.
Set in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Ireland, the tale charts the life of a remarkable figure who was the first woman to be elected to the House of Commons. Constance met her Polish husband, Count Markievicz, whilst studying art in Paris. She later became active in politics and was imprisoned after playing a key role in the Dublin Easter Rising of 1916.
In association with the newly reopened Broadway Theatre in Catford (formerly Lewisham Theatre), Máire has created a theatrical interpretation of Countess Markievicz using Irish Dance, physical theatre, narration, slide projection and recordings of evocative Irish music, contemporary and traditional.
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