Woolly’s Quest
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Woolly’s Quest

Branar Teatar do Pháistí in Association with Riverbank Arts Centre

Fri 18 - Sat 19 May 2018 Draíocht Studio // €7 adults / €5 children / 2 teachers free per class of 20+ / Age 4+ yrs // Dur: 45 mins

SCHOOL & FAMILY SHOWS
FRI 18 MAY 10.15AM & 12.15PM
SAT 19 MAY 2PM & 4PM

This is the epic story of Woolly, the bravest of all sheep. Woolly was the first sheep who dared to be different, she dared to be adventurous, she dared to discover what happens to her wool. Join Woolly on her audacious quest to reclaim her shorn fleece, marvel at her sheer bravery on a journey fraught with peril to learn what life looms beyond the gate. A rip-roaring yarn, Woolly's Quest has it all as Branar weaves together storytelling, music, song and puppetry in a pulsating show that will have audiences of all ages hooked!

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Age 4+ yrs

Fingal Film Club - Making More Movies

Fingal Film Club - Making More Movies

With Kilian Waters of Shoot To Kill Productions

Tue 8 - Tue 29 May 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // Age Range: 14-18 Years / €15

Age Range: 14-18 Years / €15 for Course

Tuesday 08th of May // 7pm-9pm
Tuesday 15th of May // 7pm-9pm
Tuesday 22th of May // 7pm-9pm/
Saturday 26th of May // 10.30am-4.30pm
Tuesday 29th of May // 7pm-9pm

Kilian will guide participants through the practical elements of filmmaking. For the second time this year, the collaborative and fun workshops will allow D15 Youth Theatre members to feature in a film, while allowing film making participants to explore everything that happens behind the camera lens and to gain an understanding of each of the different roles involved in making a film, from story, to script to screen.

If you are interested in writing, directing, how to generate stories, camera or sound work, or how to cast and communicate with actors, this course is for you!

Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year.
Booking through Box Office 01-8852622

Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Family Day: Circus Skills - SOLD OUT

Sat 5 May 2018 12 NOON-3PM Draíocht Studio // FREE

250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land outside London, Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. To celebrate this, we are collaborating with Dublin Circus Project to bring you two free Family Days. The first will take place in Mulhuddart Community Centre during the Easter Holidays. The second takes place in Draíocht. Dress for action, bring a drink of water and join us to try your hand at juggling or hula hooping and see if you have what it takes to run away with the circus.
Places are free but must be booked with Box Office tel 01-8852622.

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm
​Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part/ Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

The Creative Crèche Programme - Summer 2018

The Creative Crèche Programme - Summer 2018

May 2018

Fri 27 Apr - Thu 31 May 2018

Artists Orla Kelly and Andrew Carson will work with two Dublin 15 pre-schools, Barnardo’s in Mulhuddart and Oakridge Pre-school, to explore and respond to the exhibition ‘MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition’ (Pgs 34-35) in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery. Through facilitated visits to the Gallery and then back in their own classroom, the children will scribble, doodle, shade and blend with pencils and charcoal as they explore drawing and mark making. It will most definitely be messy, and most definitely be fun. For further information about this Outreach Crèche programme contact sarah@draiocht.ie

Secondary Cycle Art Exam Preparation

Secondary Cycle Art Exam Preparation

May-June 2018

Fri 27 Apr - Thu 7 Jun 2018

SECONDARY CYCLE ART EXAM PREPERATION

MAY-JUN 2018  DUR: 50 mins   FREE

This tour has been created to support pupils preparing for Art Exam Papers. The exhibition ‘MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition’ offers a unique opportunity to engage with works from a national collection, as well as an array of portrait works. The tour also offers support to questions on visiting an exhibition or a gallery space. Facilitated by Draíocht artists, this tour gives students the opportunity to ask questions and explore Draíocht’s exhibitions, focusing on how we layout, install, display and light work. They will also have an opportunity to make notes, sketches and diagrams. Contact Sarah on 01-8098029 to arrange a tour that will help students answer possible questions around gallery installation and exhibitions. Max 30 students per class with accompanying teacher. These tours take place over the course of the ‘MAKing Art: The DRAWing Exhibition’.

Condemned to Remember (2017)
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Condemned to Remember (2017)

Cinema at Draiocht

Wed 11 Apr 2018 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €7.50 / €6 conc / €5 per student / 2 Teachers Free per class of 20+ // Dur: 94 mins + 60 mins Q&A

In 1944, nine year old Tomi Reichental was one of over forty members of his family taken from his home in Nazi-run Slovakia and put on a train to Bergen-Belsen. Lucky to escape going to Auschitz, where he faced certain death, he was one of only six members of his family to survive the Holocaust.

Irish Holocaust survivor Tomi Reichental now celebrates his 80th birthday in a Dublin Mosque and embarks on an epic journey across a Europe in turmoil. In Germany, Tomi concludes his long quest to bring the convicted SS war criminal Hilde Michnia to account for her secrets and lies. In Poland and Slovakia, he confronts the ‘crisis of shame’ that prevents an honest reckoning with the scale of local ‘collusion’ with the Nazi extermination project. In Bosnia, Tomi embraces Muslim survivors of genocide, who still search for the bones of their loved ones. Along the way he puts himself into the shoes of the ‘new Jews’ and discovers a strong common bond with refugees fleeing the hell that is Syria.

Directed by Emmy award-winner Gerry Gregg, 'Condemned to Remember' explores whether we have really learned from the evils of the past.

€7.50 / €6 conc / €5 per student / 2 Teachers Free per class of 20+
Dur: 94 mins + 60 mins Q&A / Cert: 15A
Includes FREE post-screening Q&A with Tomi Reichental and Gerry Gregg.
In association with Access Cinema

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"… this remains among the most moving films we will see this year." ★★★★ The Irish Times

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"I am condemned to remember the terrors of the past and compelled to resist the return of the evil that turned Europe into a wasteland." Tomi Reichental

Exploring Printing and Stamping with Deirdre O’Reilly

Exploring Printing and Stamping with Deirdre O’Reilly

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 10 Apr 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.15AM-11AM & 12PM-12.45PM (45 MINS)
Deirdre O’Reilly will help you explore inks and colours, as we create strange and beautiful images, using different objects to stamp with and objects to create new, strange and beautiful images. A lovely way to enjoy the magic of print in an explorative way.
DRESS FOR MESS

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with printing, then charcoal, then painting and finally yoga. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

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Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

D15 Youth Theatre - Summer 2018

D15 Youth Theatre - Summer 2018

APRIL-MAY 2018

Tue 3 Apr - Tue 5 Jun 2018

After participating in the PLATFORM ‘18 Gallery Launch and event in February, Youth Theatre members will work through the Spring/Summer term to develop a theatrical response to their PLATFORM experience. They will perform this response as part of ‘Performance PLATFORM’, alongside artist and composer Robbie Blake, contemporary dancers Cian Coady and Mia DiChiaro and performance artist Lisa Freeman, to an invited audience on 03 April in Draíocht’s Ground Floor Gallery. D15 Youth Theatre gives young people aged between 14-18 years a space to create, express themselves and explore ideas. To find out more contact sarah@draiocht.ie      

  • D15 Youth Theatre Summer 2018 video
Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

Explore More - Tours for Primary Classes

APR-JUNE 2018

Mon 2 Apr - Thu 28 Jun 2018 // FREE // Dur: 50 mins

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: sarah@draiocht.ie or phone 01-809 8029. Tours will take approx 50 minutes, are free, but are subject to availability. Class numbers are restricted to 30 students with accompanying teacher. 

Family Day: Circus Skills

Family Day: Circus Skills

Draíocht in Mulhuddart Community Centre with Dublin Circus Project

Wed 28 Mar 2018 // FREE

250 years ago, on an abandoned patch of land outside London, Philip Astley drew out a circle in the ground and filled it with astounding physical acts. This spectacle was the world’s very first circus. To celebrate this, we are collaborating with Dublin Circus Project to bring you two free Family Days. The first will take place in Mulhuddart Community Centre during the Easter Holidays. The second takes place in Draíocht in May.
Dress for action, bring a drink of water and join us to try your hand at juggling or hula hooping and see if you have what it takes to run away with the circus.
Places are free but must be booked with Box Office tel 01-8852622.

WED 28 MAR 2018   Mulhuddart Community Centre
SESSION 1: 11.30AM – 12.30PM (AGE 5-10 YEARS)
SESSION 2: 1PM - 2PM (12-17 YEARS)

SAT 05 MAY 2018  Draíocht Studio

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions Are Free, But Space Is Limited. Max 50 per workshop.
Dress for Mess/ Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part/ Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups/ Children must be accompanied by an adult… and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Gallery Launch: HOMESPUN

Gallery Launch: HOMESPUN

A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

Thu 22 Mar 2018 7pm-9pm First Floor Gallery

You are invited to the opening of

HOMESPUN
A Dublin 15 Young Voices Exhibition

Featuring Transition Year Students from Blakestown & Riversdale Community Schools who worked with Writer/Spoken Word Poet Colm Keegan in collaboration with Draíocht’s Artist in Residence Michael McLoughlin, from November 2017-February 2018.

Thursday 22 March 2018 from 7pm-9pm
First Floor Gallery, Draíocht

Exhibition continues until 31 March 2018

HOMESPUN is the culmination of a spoken word and poetry project which seeks to celebrate and give a public platform to the voices and experiences of young people who call Dublin 15 their home, be they from Cork, Warsaw or Tokyo and regardless of whether they live in apartments, houses or hotels.
There are young people, for whom their friends mean Home and for others, Home can only ever be where their family is. Home can be when you have beans on toast, it can be your diary, or where your granny is; it can be in the car, or in your earphones. It can be a great place … or sometimes not so great.

This exhibition is an exploration of sound, words and contemporary arts practice and features an opening night performance by the young people.

Draíocht’s Galleries are open Monday to Saturday, 10am-6pm
Free Admission

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Exploring Wonder and Imagination with Orla Kelly - SOLD OUT

Exploring Wonder and Imagination with Orla Kelly - SOLD OUT

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 13 Mar 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

10.10AM-11AM & 11.40AM-12.30PM / Dur: 50 mins
Orla will use some storytelling, some painting, some making, some watching and lots of exploring in this session that encourages your child to investigate a range of interesting materials in a free and open environment. Dress for mess.

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with dance, then fairytales and finally storytelling. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

HOMESpun - A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

HOMESpun - A D15 Young Voices Exhibition

With Writer/Spoken Word Poet Colm Keegan in collaboration with Artist In Residence Michael McLoughlin

Thu 8 - Sat 31 Mar 2018 First Floor Gallery

HOMESPUN is the culmination of a spoken word and poetry project which seeks to celebrate and give a public platform to the voices and experiences of young people who call Dublin 15 home. We have one of the largest populations of young people in the country for whom Dublin 15 is not the place of their birth, or their parents birth. There are children from Cork, from Warsaw, from Tokyo, there are children who live in apartments, houses, even hotels. There are young people, for whom their friends mean Home and for others, Home can only ever be where their family is. Home can be when you have beans on toast, it can be your diary, or where your granny is, it can be in the car, or in your earphones.

Beginning with explorative workshops and events in Mulhuddart Community Centre and with D15 Youth Theatre in Winter 2017, Colm began to talk and explore the notion of Home. Over January 2018, he will work more intensely with groups, in schools, with youth groups, through an intergenerational workshop in a nursing home, facilitating and collecting spoken word poems and writings across Dublin 15, with the same question, what does Home mean? In February Colm will begin to collaborate with contemporary artist Michael McLoughlin and a small group of young people. Inspired by the words, poetry and stories created by participants in Colm’s workshops, our young group will be introduced to the concepts of contemporary art and new media and presented with the challenge of how to transform an arts practice that is at its heart performance, onto the white walls of Draíocht’s First Floor Gallery. Facilitated by Michael, the group will begin to create soundscapes and film that interpret the thoughts, ideas and reality of the words of the original project participants.

The resulting exhibition will be an exploration of sound and contemporary arts practice informed by a collaboration between Michael McLoughlin, Colm Keegan and young people and children of Dublin 15.

The exhibition runs in tandem with our HOME THEATRE IRELAND project and is accompanied by a live public performance evening in Draíocht’s Main Auditorium on the opening night. A short film documentary and publication featuring some of the participants work will be available through Draíocht’s box office.

For further information on this project, contact sarah@draiocht.ie.

The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro

The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 21 Feb 2018 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'The Golden Dream / La Juala de Oro'  for TY and Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in Spanish (with English subtitles). Recommended age: 15+

A group of Guatemalan teenagers attempt to make their way to the U.S.A., dreaming of the better life that the country promises, but they are ill equipped, both physically and emotionally, for the challenges they face getting there. Sara attempts to pass as a boy, thinking that will make her less vulnerable; Juan positions himself as the group’s guide and cheerleader, but he proves himself as naïve as the others; Samuel struggles from the start of the adventure, while Chauk, an indigenous Indian, speaks no Spanish.
Diego Quemada-Díez has previously worked with Ken Loach, and there’s evidence of that in the film’s raw realism and its committed social concerns. It’s a brilliant and effecting debut, which has won numerous prizes on the festival circuit, including an award for its young ensemble cast at Cannes 2013.

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Dur 108 mins • Age 15+ • Suitable for TY, 5th & 6th year students
Guatemala/Spain/ Mexico  • 2013 • Drama  • Spanish with English Subtitles • Director: Diego Quemada-Díez

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"Absorbing and suspenseful " ★★★★ The Guardian

"A beautiful film, full of human warmth, compassion and truth. The struggle of the innocent is caught with precision. Terrific!" Ken Loach

Exploring Make Believe with Eimear Morrissey- SOLD OUT

Exploring Make Believe with Eimear Morrissey- SOLD OUT

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 20 Feb 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child (Accompanying Adult Free)

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with dance, then fairytales and finally storytelling. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

Exploring Make Believe with Eimear Morrissey
TUE 20 FEB
10.15AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.15PM
Dur: 45 mins
Changing hats, wearing glasses, a lovely cloak, a dragon’s tail, a giant’s voice, a fairy spell. Explore fairy tale characters and stories in this fun theatre based exploration session with Eimear.


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Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole

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Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

Family Day - Tree Bark Art

Family Day - Tree Bark Art

Sat 3 Feb 2018 12 NOON / 1PM / 2PM First Floor Gallery // FREE

Explore Yvonne McGuinness’ Ground Floor Gallery exhibition ‘Holding ground where the wood lands’. Feel, smell and see the trees and video installation, then make and recreate the greens, browns and reds of a forest collage using our tree rubbings, paper, glue and chalks.

Booking tel: 01-8852622

FAMILY DAY NOTES:
Sessions are free, but space is limited.
Max 50 per workshop.
Session 1: 12pm-12.50pm
Session 2: 1pm-1.50pm
Session 3: 2pm-2.50pm

Dress for Mess. Unless otherwise stated workshops are designed for children from 5-10 years, though younger and older siblings are welcome to take part. Please be aware that Draíocht’s Family Days are not designed for groups. All children must be accompanied by an adult … and all adults must be accompanied by a child!

Create Dance Project – Spring 2018

Create Dance Project – Spring 2018

FEB-MAR 2018

Thu 1 Feb - Thu 22 Mar 2018

Jnr Group (6-9 yrs) 12.30PM-1.15PM (WAITING LIST ONLY)
Snr Group (10-17 yrs) 2PM-3PM
€5 per class

Our Create Dancers will start off the year by investigating a very large, thick and very white roll of wool! How can we dance with this? How does it feel, what does it do, what’s it for!
Our dancers and facilitators, Mark Rogers and Antje O’Toole, will explore these very questions through the medium of dance and fun! In these workshops we create ‘dance magic’ with our group of children with an intellectual disability, their parents and siblings in weekly workshops.

If you have a child aged between 6-17 years with a love of dance, please get in touch with sarah@draiocht.ie or on 01 8098029 for further information.

  • Create Dance Project - Spring 2018 video
Fingal Film Club Short Courses: Behind the Camera

Fingal Film Club Short Courses: Behind the Camera

In Collaboration with D15 Youth Theatre

Tue 30 Jan - Sat 24 Feb 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // Course Fee: €15

With Kilian Waters of Shoot To Kill Productions
TUE 30 JAN / TUE 13 FEB / TUE 20 FEB  7PM-9PM 
& SAT 24 FEB 10.30AM-4PM
COURSE FEE: €15   Age Range: 14-18 Years
Places limited. Early Booking Advised on 01-8852622


This short course is the perfect introduction to practical filmmaking and gives the opportunity to collaborate with other young creatives. Kilian Waters will guide participants through the main areas of filmmaking, culminating in the production of live action shorts, written for and featuring D15 Youth Theatre members. These collaborative and fun workshops will allow Youth Theatre members to feature in a film, while allowing you to explore everything that happens behind the camera lens and to gain an understanding of each of the different roles involved in making film, from story, to script to screen. If you are interested in writing, directing, how to generate stories, camera or sound work, or how to cast and communicate with actors, this course is for you! Funded by Fingal County Council Arts Office, Fingal Film Club offers young people the opportunity to learn all about film through a series of programmes and short courses throughout the year.

Draíocht has a number of Access Places available on all its courses. If you would like to nominate someone to participate who may not have the fee, please contact Sarah on 01-8098029 or sarah@draiocht.ie in confidence. Draíocht is committed, within its resources, to access to the arts for all.

Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole - SOLD OUT

Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole - SOLD OUT

Draíocht and Early Years - Exploring More With Early Years Arts

Tue 30 Jan 2018 Draiocht Workshop Room // €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free)

This series of individual monthly workshops is intended to allow you and your child to explore different art mediums in an open and undirected way, starting with dance, then fairytales and finally storytelling. There will be mess but there will also be fun!
Cost: €5 Per Child Per Workshop (Accompanying Adult is Free).
Booking and further information from Box Office on 01-8852622.

Exploring Wiggling and Wobbling to Music with Antje O’Toole
TUE 30 JAN
10.15AM-11AM & 11.30AM-12.15PM
Dur: 45 mins
Bop, sway, jump, roll, wiggle, Antje will explore dance and music with your child and how they naturally respond to sounds and music in a free joyful and explorative way.

MORE:

Exploring Make Believe with Eimear Morrissey

Exploring Wonder and Imagination with Orla Kelly

Workshop Notes:
These workshops are designed for children aged 2-4 years. Please respect age limits as each workshop has been designed especially for this age range. All children must be accompanied by an adult and all adults must be accompanied by a child. These sessions are only suitable for one parent/guardian and accompanying child (without siblings).

My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette

My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette

Draiocht in Association with The Irish Film Institute

Wed 24 Jan 2018 10.30AM Main Auditorium // €5 Per Student / 2 Teachers Free per Class of 20+

This season Draíocht will collaborate once again with the Irish Film Institutes Education Programme by screening the film 'My Life as a Courgette / Ma vie de Courgette' for TY and Senior Cycle Secondary School Students, in French (with English subtitles).

'My Life as a Courgette' is an Academy Award-nominated stop-motion animation from Director Claude Barras and Writer Céline Sciamma, (GIRLHOOD, TOMBOY). After his alcoholic mother’s sudden death, 9 year old Icare, nicknamed Courgette, is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this often strange and hostile environment. Yet, with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Courgette eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. The combination of respectful characterisation and distinctive style is hugely affecting, yielding a tender film for young audiences, of youthful angst with a complete difference.

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STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE HERE

Dur 70 mins •  Cert: 12A • Suitable for TY, 5th & 6th year students
Switzerland/France • 2016 • French with English Subtitles • Animation/Comedy Drama • Director: Claude Barras

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