Date: 15th, 16th & 17th June 2018
Where: Various locations, Cork City
Tickets: Free entrance - for DELVE participants
The third DELVE programme of the year takes place at the vibrant Cork Midsummer Festival (June 12th-24th)!
ISACS is delighted to have partnered with Cork Midsummer Festival to give three lucky DELVE participants Kate Finnegan, Jude O'Neill, and Elisa Gallo Rosso the chance to Discover, Explore, Learn, Visualise and Engage at eight events on the festival's programme, get inspired and network their legs off! They will be sharing their experience and learnings with the sector. Keep an eye on the hashtag #Delve18 and our Delve reports page.
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Starts at Patrick's Street @ Opera Lane
Fri 15 June
'Brilliant, suspenseful, inventive, profound and light at the same time'
Eight character lost, each carrying their own suitcase. Passers-by or immigrants?
Naive and curious, their emotions are barely contained, they know nothing about our norms, our rules and our way of life. They may get in your car, stop the traffic, climb a lamp-post or ask you for some of your lunch.
Kamchatka eventually turns into a mirror - a mirror of our behavior towards the Other, the Foreign, the Different.
This collective of wide-eyed and inquisitive visitors will capture the hearts of the public as they take over the streets of Carlow.
Fri 15 June
Union Black is a vibrant mix of dance-theatre and circus from critically-acclaimed hip hop collective Far From The Norm and a selection of Europe and Ireland's best hip hop dancers and circus artists.
With a breathtaking combination of fast-paced footwork and physical floor routines, the show channels one of the globe's favourite sports - football - to tackle questions about Europe both before and after Brexit. This athletic, energising show, created especially for Cork, complete with a pumping soundtrack, has been created especially for Cork Midsummer Festival. Join the crowd, roaring and chanting, waiting in anticipation for the match of the year. The players: a selection of Europe’s best hip hop dancers and circus artists. Expect them to tear up the stage – and the rule book.
Fri 15 June
50 ... 32 ... 70 ... 28. What if we all knew at what age we were going to die - how would this change us as individuals and as a society?
The Numbered, an engaging and thought-provoking play by award-winning writer Elias Canetti, presents such a world. Reuniting the Irish Times Theatre Award-winning design team from 2017 festival hit Far Away, including Mel Mercier (Best Soundscape) and Aedin Cosgrove & Paul Keogan (Best Lighting), The Numbered sees Corcadorca Theatre Company return to Cork’s iconic Fitzgerald’s Park.
Directed by Pat Kiernan, the cast includes Tadhg Murphy, Lucianne McEvoy and Frankie McCafferty
UCC Main Campus
Sat 16 June
A hip hop takeover of UCC’s Devere Hall & outdoor amphitheatre in collaboration with Union Black & Cuttin’ Heads Collective, featuring rappers, singers, and musicians from The Kabin Studio/Music Generation Cork City & Ireland’s Got Talent Champions, Billie-Jean’s RDC and hosted by Red FM’s Stevie G. Featuring live performances of hip hop’s ‘Four Elements’ – DJing, Rapping, Graffiti Art, and B-Boy and B-Girl Dance – this live event and workshop will turn the centre of UCC’s campus into a celebration of hip hop arts.
The event will then turn to hip hop’s ‘Fifth Element’ – street knowledge – in two discussion panels supported by the British Council examining the common ground between hip hop, soccer, circus performance, and other allied art forms addressed in Union Black, a production created for Circus250: Diverse*Real*Physical, a European project between Cork Midsummer Festival and three other partners.
Sat 16 June
A new stage adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s devastating novel, which shines an unflinching light on the experience of a young woman whose life is changed for ever by a horrific act of violence. One night in a small town in Co. Cork, where everyone knows everyone, things spiral terrifyingly out of control. What will happen now? – to Emma? To her family? To the others? Adapted for the stage by Meadhbh McHugh in a collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs, the play will have its world premiere at the Everyman as part of Cork Midsummer Festival 2018.
Crawford Art Gallery
Sun 17 June
Art, Love, Death and Money all meet in Tim Crouch’s ENGLAND, A Play Written for a Gallery. Presented by GAITKRASH featuring sound artist Mick O’Shea and actors Regina Crowley and Frank Prendergast.
Take a guided tour through a gallery space as questions begin to arise. Are the two guides speaking about the same life? Are they two separate people or two voices of one person? A witty and satirical play about compassion and ruthlessness, about actions and their unimagined consequences. Like the human heart, beating with desires, fears, uncertainties, crises, self-deception, and - of course - its value on the international market.
Sunbeam Bingo Hall
Sun 17 June
A new dance-theatre work about meeting your other self. One theory is that if you meet your doppelgänger, only one of you will survive. Mirrors, shadows, alter egos and doubles are recurring themes, alongside the struggle and complicity with our other self.The production is performed by dancers and young boys from Firkin Crane Dance Club and set in a 1950’s style bingo hall where the audience play a real game of bingo – playing out their lives as a game.
Man At The Door (Number 54) is created by an accomplished design team and multi-award winning dance innovators Junk Ensemble, who are Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence at Firkin Crane & Project Artists at Project Arts Centre.
Sun 17 June
A dark comedy starring Jon Kenny (D’Unbelievables), written and directed by Katie Holly (Marion, Sharon), about one man’s loneliness – and his pathological hatred of crows.
Dan is a man on a mission; to scatter, maim or kill every crow that has ever blighted his land and his life. However he gets distracted easily by flights of the imagination and memories of events from his past and a weekly schedule of funerals and masses he must attend, imagined conversations with his beloved sheepdog, and a stream of racing commentators, TV chefs and David Attenborough - all so that he can hear a voice that is not his own.
If you are interested in being a DELVE Waterford Spraoi festival participant, then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you would like to take part in the programme by July 12th, 2 pm.