Theatre Company in Residence 2019
Image: 'The Far Field (2017). Photo Diane O'Connell.
Draíocht is delighted to announce that we will work with Ceol Connected as Theatre Company in Residence during 2019 and by doing so responding to our 2018-2022 Strategy ‘A Space for the Arts’ and in particular our commitment of expanding equality of access to more children.
Ceol Connected is a young and impassioned theatre company that strives to create meaningful, beguiling, virtuosic, fantastical and gloriously joyful work for young audiences, that is of the highest quality and that draws inspiration and intrigue from the world of traditional arts. They are the makers of ‘The Quiet Tree’, The Far Field’, ‘The Wonderful Tune’, ‘Return of Spring’, ‘Whistle in the Wind’ and most recently ‘A Winter Wish’.
2019 will see Ceol Connected, with Draíocht’s support, develop their new inclusive and highly participatory theatrical performance, ‘Out in the Ocean’, specifically designed for young children with special educational needs. At the core of this process will be Ceol Connected’s exploration of how multisensory experiences - sound, touch, taste, smell, light, movement etc. – can be meaningfully embedded into a theatrical performance to most effectively engage children who have a range of additional needs. This journey began at Draíocht in January 2018 with Ceol Connected’s development of ‘A Winter Wish’, a multisensory traditional music performance touring nationally between October and December 2018, supported by Draíocht and The Arts Council.
Ceol Connected’s Draíocht Residency is supported by Fingal County Council and The Arts Council.