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ANU and  CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Ireland
These Rooms | 85/86 Upper Dorset Street | Sept 27-Oct 16 2016

‘Like wild animals or things possessed’
These Rooms is an immersive live performance that cross-pollinates contemporary dance, visual art and theatre.
Thrusting audiences into the events of one hundred years ago using a lens of today, These Rooms explores the 1916 rebellion through the eyes of civillians at the moment when the rising invaded their homes in North King Street with devastating consequences. Eye-witness testimonies from 38 female voices are combined with newly released findings of the closed British military inquiry. This fearless and embodied physical performance investigates questions of dignity and cultural trauma, belonging and dispossession.
These Rooms brings together two ground breaking companies in an ambitious cross-media production. Firmly established within the Irish psyche, CoisCéim's style of performance is contemporary and vibrant, with a knowing regard for the everyday. ANU delves into historical events and places, with scapel-like precision and dreamlike intensity.
Wheelchair accessibility limited. Capacity limited. Participatory in nature. Strong  language and adult themes.

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Directed by David Bolger and Louise Lowe
  • Cast: Craig Connolly, Justine Cooper, Una Kavanagh, Niamh McCann, Daniel Monagan, Robbie O'Connor, Emma O'Kane, Matthew Williamson
  • Production Design: Owen Boss
  • Lighting Design: Ciaran Bagnall
  • Costume Design: Niamh Lunny
  • Sound Design: Carl Kennedy

Funded through an Open Call National Project in ART: 2016, The Arts Council’s programme as part of Ireland 2016.

Supported by National Museum of Ireland and 
National Archives of Ireland.

Co-commissioned by 14–18 NOW: WW1 Centenary Art 
Commissions in the UK.

Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: 85/86 Upper Dorset Street
  • Previews: Sept 27 & 28, 7.30pm
  • Dates: Sept 29, 7.30pm; Sept 30, Oct 4 – 7 & Oct 11 – 14,  7.30pm & 9.30pm;  Oct 1, 8 & 15, 2.30pm, 7.30pm &  9.30pm;  Oct 2, 9 & 16, 4.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Tickets: €15 – €25
  • Duration: Approx. 60 mins. No interval.
Talking Theatre: Oct 11, post-show (9.30pm). 
With members of the company.


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