INVITATION TO A JOURNEY

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

World premiere:
Galway International Arts Festival | 9-16 July, 2016 at the Black Box Theatre
Project Arts CEntre | 20-24 July, 2016

INVITATION TO A JOURNEY - EMMA O'KANE, KATE ELLIS, INGRID CRAIGIE - Photo by Ros Kavanagh

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.

Four StarsIrish Times

‘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

FIND OUT MORE
www.coisceim.com
www.crashensemble.com
www.giaf.ieCoisCéim, Crash Ensemble, Fishamble: The New Play Company, Galway International Arts Festival

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Fishamble: The New Play Company
3 Great Denmark Street
Dublin 1
Phone: +353 (0)1 670 4018
info@fishamble.com

Supported By

Fishamble: The New Play Company is supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council and Fundraising Fellowship Dublin . Its international touring is supported by Culture Ireland.