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Award for Concert

Concert, a new dance theatre production directed by Sinéad,
performed by Colin Dunne and sound designed by Mel Mercier is the
recipient of Gradam Comharcheoil TG4 2018 Award for Musical
Collaboration. The televised gala concert and award ceremony will take
place in The Waterfront, Belfast on Sunday, 4th February 2018.

This is the twenty first year of Gradam Ceoil TG4 in Ireland, awards
that celebrate and give due recognition to the recordings, broadcasts,
live performances of the recipients and all that embellish Irish
traditional music and song.

An independent selection committee of seven members nominate awards in
six categories: Gradam Ceoil TG4, Ceoltóir Óg TG4, Amhránaí TG4,
Comharcheol /Cumadóireacht TG4, Gradam Saoil TG4 and Gradam Comaoine
TG4.

Concert premiered at the Centre National de la Danse in Paris and the
Dublin Dance Festival in May 2017. It will tour internationally in 2018.

Bangkok workshop

Sinéad will teach an eight day workshop to actors and directors in Bangkok, Thailand, from 19-26 November, 2017. The workshop will be an introduction to the Michael Chekhov technique and is part of the Arts on Location International Programme at Srinakarinwirot University (Prasarnmit).

Click here for more info.

Loaded, Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

Loaded will perform at The Old Rep, Theatre, Birmingham on 5-6 October, a co- production between out of Inc and Scribbled Thought Theatre.

The production is supported by artist’s residencies at The Old Rep and at The Place, London as part of Choreodrome 2017.

We have received funding from Arts Council England, Ernest Cook Fund, British Science Association and Unity Trust to develop an extensive education and participation programme for Loaded in collaboration with Scribbled Thought, Ormiston Academies Trust and The Old Rep, Birmingham. See LOADED EDUCATION under TEACHING page.

Concert at Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Following its premiere performances at Dublin Dance Festival Project Arts Centre and Centre National de la Danse in Paris, Concert will perform at the Kilkenny Arts Festival on 18-19 August 2017.

‘Warm, funny, respectful and irreverent … Colin Dunne is more than up to the challenge of the ‘undanceable’ Tommie Potts’ Irish Times*****

Irish Times Feature

A feature appears on Concert by Siobhan Long in The Irish Times, including interviews with Sinéad, Colin Dunne and Mel Mercier. Click here to read.

Choreodrome 2017

Sinéad has been announced as one of the Choreodrome 2017 artists at The Place Theatre, London, with a commission to complete the development of dance theatre show, Loaded.

There will be a sharing of the work at Touchwood on Thursday 21 September at The Place.

Concert

CONCERT

Sinéad is creating a new dance-theatre show with Colin Dunne in collaboration with composer and sound designer Mel Mercier, based on the music of Irish fiddler Tommie Potts.

March 28th & 29th, 2017:
CND, Centre National de la Danse, Paris, France
May 10th:
MA Scène Nationale Pays de Montbéliard, France
May 12th:
La Comète, Scène Nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne, France

Contact Maura O’Keeffe. okeeffemaura@gmail.com.

CO-PRODUCERS: Once Off Productions, CND Centre National De La Danse Paris, MA Scène Nationale – Pays de Montbéliard, La Comète Scène Nationale de Châlons-en–Champagne, Dublin Dance Festival. SUPPORTED BY: The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, Limerick City Arts Office and Dance Limerick. FUNDED BY: The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. INTERNATIONAL TOURING SUPPORT BY Culture Ireland.

ACE funding for Loaded

We are happy to announce that we received funding from Arts Council England, Ernest Cook Fund and Unity Trust to develop an extensive education and participation programme for Loaded in collaboration with Scribbled Thought,  Ormiston Academies Trust and The Old Rep, Birmingham.

Performances will take place as part of Fun Palace weekend at The Old Rep, Birmingham from 5-7 October 2017.

Workshop: Psychological Gesture

Sinéad will teach a one day workshop for Living Pictures at The Jerwood Space, London on 15 October 2016.

The workshop will focus on how to use Michael Chekhov’s Psychological Gesture to activate objectives.

See http://www.livingpictures.org.uk

To book, contact: Tommo Fowler

lpworkshops14@gmail.com

 

Michael Chekhov in the 21st Century: New Pathways

New Pathways is a major multi-institutional research project that involves Goldsmiths University of London, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Queen Mary University of London, and the professional organisation Michael Chekhov UK.

There will be a symposium at Goldsmiths University from 9-11 September 2016. Drawing on the Michael Chekhov Dartington archives, Sinéad will lead a session on Michael Chekhov and Theatre Design from 2-5pm on Saturday, in collaboration with theatre designer Aldona Cunningham.

The lead researchers are Dr Cass Fleming and Dr Tom Cornford. The outcomes of the symposium will be discussed in the forthcoming publication Michael Chekhov Technique in the Twenty First Century: New Pathways, Methuen Drama (2017).

For more details:

http://www.michaelchekhov.org.uk/michael-chekhov-in-the-twenty-first-century-new-pathways/