Dance & Drama Classes at Draíocht
Stagezone - Fridays & Saturdays
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)
Stagezone Dance & Drama Classes (Children)
Contact information for Stagezone:
Gladys Coyle (01) 821 2280 / Marie Barber (01) 820 7201
Would you like to run a class or workshop at Draíocht?
Draíocht has spaces available for hire which are suitable for most functions including conferences, presentations, meetings, auditions, rehearsals, classes and workshops.
Please call Aidan Gately on 01-8098024 for more information and hire fees or email email@example.com or go to our Room Hires Section http://www.draiocht.ie/about/room_hire/
TOURS FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
JAN TO MAR 2013 // MAY-JUNE 2013
Visit Draíocht’s two exhibitions spaces, encourage students to examine and voice their opinion about the artist and their work and explore the rest of the building including our two theatre spaces, backstage and dressing rooms. Please book with Sarah, e: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 45 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher.
PREPARING FOR SECTION 3 ART APPRECIATION
SECONDARY SCHOOLS – LEAVING CERTIFICATE
JANUARY TO MARCH 2013 // MAY TO JUNE 2013
COST: €25 per class / DUR: 50 MINS
This section of the Leaving Certificate exam paper often includes a question on visiting an exhibition. This tour gives students an opportunity to ask questions and find out further information about Draíocht’s exhibitions, focus on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams.
Contact Sarah on tel: 01 809 8029 to arrange these tours. Please give at least two weeks notice and consult our visual arts section to find about current exhibitions. All material will be provided.
HALLELUJAH! Draíocht’s Community Clown Choir
WITH VERONICA COBURN - THEATRE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 2012/2013
Weekly Rehearsals begin MON 18 FEB 2013 - 7-10 PM
UPDATE: WE ARE NOW AT FULL CAPACITY FOR OUR CLOWN CHOIR BUT YOU CAN GO ON A WAITING LIST!
Are you sociable? Do you like to sing? Do you like to laugh? Are you the type of person who is open to trying new things? If so, then WE WANT YOU!
A Clown Choir is a group of people who gather together to sing and laugh – to sing in celebration of what it is to be human and to laugh at the ridiculousness of the world we live in.
Hallelujah! will be a choir like no other. Weekly rehearsals will be one part play to two parts song. Performances will be one part concert to two parts clown theatre. Nobody will be asked to do anything that s/he is not comfortable with but for those who are interested in stepping into the spotlight then there will be ample opportunity for them to do so.
Hallelujah! ran a taster workshop on 03 November 2012 to give people an opportunity to see what it’s all about. 55 people ranging in age from 18 to 72 turned up on the day and had a great time. The day was a mixture of hard work and good fun. Everyone learned a little bit about how to be a clown and everyone learned the first section of Hallelujah!’s signature tune - Charlie Chaplin’s ‘Smile’.
Hallelujah! starts rehearsing in earnest on 18 Feb 2013. Rehearsals are every Monday night, Tuesday nights when the Monday is a Bank Holiday, with the choir working towards a year long performance programme that kicks off with ‘The M50 Symphony - A Symphony For Human Voice & Car Horn’ in July 2013. You don’t have to be a good singer to join Hallelujah! You don’t have to be a performer to join Hallelujah! You just have to be interested and willing. The ethos of Hallelujah! is accessibility, inclusivity and artistic excellence.
To register your interest and get further details please email email@example.com or write to Emer McGowan, Director, Draíocht, The Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15.
Animation to Murmuration
Vincent Sheridan studied at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has been working as a full-time artist since 1981. From 1989 to 1998 Sheridan lived and worked as an artist in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. He returned to Dublin in 1999. In 2007 he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, specialising in video. He joined the Black Church Print Studio in 2000 and is a former Director of the Board.
Birds (especially crows and starlings) continue to feature largely in Sheridan's work. He is concerned with the social behaviour, flight dynamics and subliminal 'brushstroke' patterns of birds in flight. His images often mirror human group dynamics, modes of communication and social interactions.
Residencies include West Baffin Eskimo Printshop, Arctic Canada; St Michael's Print Shop, Newfoundland; Cill Rialaig Art Centre, Kerry and Annaghmakerrig, Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Awards include First Prize (graphics), Claremorris International Exhibition (1989); Best Graphics Award, RHA Exhibition (1992); Ernst & Young Purchase Award (1992) and Image Now Award, Best Use of Multimedia in Fine Art (2007). Sheridan has had solo and group exhibitions in Ireland and Canada.
Draiocht's Galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm. Admission is Free.
MORE ... Read an interview with the artist Vincent Sheridan on our Blog ... here ...
MORE ... An Irishwoman's Diary ... Arminta Wallace talks to Vincent Sheridan ... here ...
MORE ... Read Marianne Hartigan's Opening Night Speech ... here ...
MORE ... Read a review by Artist Des Kenny ... here ...
MORE ... Enjoy snippets from the video piece Murmuration ... here and here ...
A TASTE OF THEATRE: THEATRE CLUB
BOOKABLE MID TERM WORKSHOPS
WED 03 APR // 11AM- 4PM
COST: €5 FOR THE DAY // FOR 14-18 YEARS
Do you think you like Theatre? Well this is your chance to find out. This workshop day will be a mixture of games, improvisation, voice work, working from script and performance.
Bookable through Draíocht’s Box Office, tel 01-885 2622.
Women in Love
Draíocht Film Club - Rescheduled to Wed 3 April
Starring Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Alan Bates and Jennie Linden this was Ken Russell’s first feature film. Set at the same time as Downton Abbey in the 1920s, the film tells the story of the love affairs of two sisters, Gudrun, a free spirited artist and Ursula a teacher, and their relationship with friends Gerald and Rupert.
Enjoy a brief intro by local film scholars Ann Downey and Mary Gillan who will also lead a free discussion afterwards.
Film Club Membership Fee: €10 / €5 conc (Valid from Sept 2012-June 2013) or pay as you go.
Contains adult content. Over 18s.
A Celebration of The Carpenters - SOLD OUT
The Greatest Love Songs
Toni Lee mesmerised audiences on ITV's Stars in their Eyes in her tribute performance to Karen Carpenter. The Carpenters recorded some of the greatest love songs in pop music history. Heartbreakers and tear-jerkers that captivated not one but three generations of popular music fans. Toni Lee is the voice of Karen Carpenter. The comparison is unreal & the hits are timeless including "Yesterday Once More", "Superstar", "We've Only Just Begun", "Please Mr. Postman", (They Long to Be) "Close To You", "It's Going To Take Some Time", "I Won't Last A Day Without You", "Rainy Days And Mondays", "Top of the World", "Ticket To Ride" and many more.
WIN A CD & 2 TICKETS
Swinging in the Sixties
Coolmine Musical Society
Feeling Groovy? Coolmine Musical Society invites you to step inside and relive the music of the 1960’s. From Swinging London to the Summer of Love, it will feature songs that capture the spirit of the golden decade. The show will include hits from Burt Bacharach, The Beatles, The Mamas and Papas, the Kinks and many other memorable artists ... songs include Proud Mary, Feelin Groovy, Let's Twist Again and many more 60's Hits!
Directed by John Furlong, MD & Chorus Master Eoghan Connolly and Choreographer Louise Dodrill.
Soloists include Paula Fay, Louise Hudson, Dolores Hughes, Robbie Kennedy, Liam Egan and many more!
So come let the sunshine in and bop right back to the Swinging Sixties!
The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket
Barnstorm Theatre Company
What is friendship? What happens when it goes wrong? What do you have to do to make it work? The play explores friendship through a day in the life of Henry and Bucket, two friends who live in a bockety world of discarded objects.
By Sarah Argent, in collaboration with Barnstorm Theatre Company
Age 4+ / Duration: 40 mins
MON 08 APR 7PM
TUES 09 APR 10AM (SOLD OUT)
TUES 09 APR 11.30AM (SOLD OUT)
TUES 09 APR 3PM
WED 10 APR 10AM (SOLD OUT)
WED 10 APR 11.30AM (SOLD OUT)
2 teachers free per class