The Clown Chorus are working with Veronica Coburn in Draíocht this week, bringing their new performance piece MAGPIES to a work-in-progress stage, ready for a sharing at the end of this intense development week.
They say one means sorrow
But I choose joy
I once was a girl
Who fell for a boy
Life is not all silver
But the good is gold
Come and hear us tell the secrets that we promised we’d uphold
Clown Chorus tell stories from their community for their community.
“Telling our stories is a declaration and a reclamation of who we are, what we stand for and what we believe in.”
MAGPIES is a modular performance made up of five interwoven stories. They can be performed individually or in any number of combinations. They can be performed indoors or outdoors. In a theatre or a community hall. Over a garden wall. In a coffee shop. In a park. In the town centre. MAGPIES in telling stories both tender and daring, presents a snapshot of the people of Dublin 15. Their resilience. Their tenderness. Their heart.
This initial sharing of MAGPIES will take place in The Studio in Draíocht to an invited audience on Friday 25 February. There will be a public sharing in Draíocht in May. MAGPIES will then become available for performance in community settings.
Clown Chorus are Niamh Geran, Maura Maycock, Toni McNally, Niamh O'Shaughnessy & Maureen Penrose.
Meet our Clowns ... Watch the Documentary from 2015
Draíocht's Artist Support Series helps artists with subsidised or free rehearsal and creative space. Space to rehearse, write, create, film, dance, think & plan ... whatever is needed!
With thanks to our funders Fingal County Council & The Arts Council.
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