INVITATION TO A JOURNEY | Inspired by Eileen Gray
A co-production between CoisCéim Dance Theatre, Crash Ensemble, Fishamble: The New Play Company & Galway International Arts Festival
Galway International Arts Festival | 9-16 July, 2016 at the Black Box Theatre
Project Arts CEntre | 20-24 July, 2016
We must ask nothing of artists but to be of their own time. – Eileen Gray
She crafted and she made.
She flew a plane.
She gave her lovers gifts.
She let her heart be broken.
She was an original and she was endlessly reproduced.
Eileen Gray defied expectations – from her innovative designs to her unconventional personal life she challenged what it meant to be an artist, a woman and to be Irish. Inspired by her inimitable life and work, INVITATION TO A JOURNEY is a powerful, evocative new work by Ireland’s leading performance companies.
As Gray fused elements to create new forms, INVITATION TO A JOURNEY combines contemporary dance, music and theatre to create a compelling illustration of a once-forgotten, now celebrated, Irish modernist.
‘sensual and emotional… a journey well worth taking’ – Sunday Business Post
‘extraordinarily stylish… elegant production’ – Sunday Independent
‘striking… imaginative insights’ – Guardian
‘virtuoso performance that mesmerises’ – Irish Independent
‘passionate, brilliant, visually stunning and pushing the boundaries of the possible. A must see.’ Examiner.com
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CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
CAST | Justine Cooper | Ingrid Craigie | Kate Ellis | Ivonne Kalter | Ronan Leahy | Emma O’Kane | Deirdre O’Leary | Alex Petcu | Maria Ryan | Kate Stanley Brennan
DIRECTION | David Bolger, Jim Culleton
SCRIPT | Gavin Kostick
ORIGINAL SCORE | Deirdre Gribbin
CHOREOGRAPHY | David Bolger
MUSICAL DIRECTION | Kate Ellis
DESIGN | Maree Kearns
LIGHTING DESIGN | Sinéad Mckenna
SOUND DESIGN | Kevin Gleeson
HAIR & MAKE-UP DESIGN | Val Sherlock
STAGE MANAGER | Paula Tierney
ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER | Steph Ryan
PRODUCTION MANAGER | Nic Rée
COSTUME SUPERVISOR | Barbara McCarthy
COMPANY CLASS TEACHERS | Jennifer Fleenor, Laura Macken, Mónica Muñoz Marín
PHOTOGRAPHY | Ros Kavanagh
PUBLICIST | Sinead O’Doherty, Gerry Lundberg PR
COMPANY MANAGER | Jonathan Pearson
COMPANY MANAGER (Pre-production) | Sarah Latty
PRODUCTION ADMINISTRATION | Maeve Hegarty
PRODUCERS | Neva Elliot (Crash Ensemble), Paul Fahy (Galway International Arts Festival), Eva Scanlan (Fishamble), Bridget Webster (CoisCéim Dance Theatre)
Eileen Gray loved life. Eileen Gray loved architecture. Eileen Gray lived architecture.
– Invitation to a Journey