After a breathtaking opening night in Lisburn last year, Breandán de Gallaí’s latest Irish dance play, Noctú, will be performing at the Civic Theater in Tallaght, Dublin from the 18th – 23rd of April as part of the Irish Dance Festival „Céim Eile”.
The subject of the soon to air R.T.E. series “Dance Off”, Noctú is a new departure for the Irish Dance show genre. It strives to tell the story of Irish Dance from the viewpoint of the dancer. Through movement, narrative, parody, comedy and pathos, this Irish Dance play delivers performances through text and dance. Choreographed and directed by Breandán de Gallaí, it features an international cast of 13 world-class Irish step dancers of the Ériu Dance Company. Through a series of vignettes, the audience will be permitted, for a moment, to see behind the scenes and get under the skin of those who negotiate the politics, the struggles, the highs and the lows, the joy and the pain of being ... an Irish Dancer.
Monday 18th April @ 6pm & 8.30pm
Wednesday 20th April @ 6.30pm
Thursday 21st April @ 8.30pm
Friday 22nd April @ 6.30pm
Saturday 23rd April @ 2.45pm & 5.30pm
For tickets please check out: http://www.civictheatre.ie/boxoffice.htm
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NOĊTÚ: nɒk tuː m. (gs. noċta). 1. Bare, strip, uncover. 2. Baring, exposure; disclosure, revelation; appearance.
RIVERDANCE STAR BRINGS NEW IRISH DANCE PLAY NOĊTÚ TO SIAMSA TÍRE
The international search to bring the world’s best Irish dancers together for an innovative new performance is the subject of a new RTÉ television series to be broadcast in Summer 2011. ‘Dance Off’ follows the making of NOĊTÚ, from auditions and boot camp, to the creative development and rehearsal of this new show. The series comes to a climax when 13 Irish dancers from Ireland, Scotland, England, Australia, Canada and Hungary take to the stage of the Lagan Valley Island Centre, Lisburn for the premier of NOĊTÚ.
Choreographed and directed by Riverdance Principal Dancer Breandán de Gallaí, NOĊTÚ (to bare or reveal all) is a totally new departure for the Irish dance show genre. Described as an Irish dance play, NOĊTÚ strives to tell the story of Irish dance from the viewpoint of the dancer using movement, narrative, parody, comedy and pathos. The show pushes the boundaries of the Irish dance tradition and through a series of vignettes the audience will see behind the scenes and get under the skin of those who negotiate the politics, the struggles, the highs and the lows, the joy and the pain of being an Irish dancer.
Audiences will have an opportunity to see NOĊTÚ live at various venues around the country from April 18th until May 1st.
Other NOĊTÚ dates around the country …
18th – 23rd April – Civic Theatre Tallaght
Box Office 01 4627477 or www.civictheatre.ie/boxoffice.htm
26th April – An Grianán Theatre Letterkenny
Box Office 074 9120777 or www.angrianan.com
28th of April – University Concert Hall, Limerick
Box Office 061 331549 or www.uch.ie
29th April – Siamsa Tíre Tralee
Box Office 066 7123055 or www.siamsatire.com
30th April – The Black Box, Galway
Box Office 091 569777 or www.tht.ie
1st May – Everyman Palace Theatre Cork
Box Office 021 4501673 or www.everymanpalace.com
Author: Celtic Cafe