08/06/2012 - Dancing Sheep at Draiocht in June
Dancing Sheep at Draiocht in June
Since 2004 Spréacha, Fingal’s Annual International Arts festival for children at Draíocht, has delighted audiences with a packed out week of puppetry, dance and musical theatre, supported by a programme of visual arts, exhibitions, family and school workshops, magically decorated corridors, crafts and more. This year, 2012, Draíocht decided to spread that magic throughout the year, giving families and young people the opportunity to enjoy Spréacha shows on a more frequent basis, with an annual programme of international shows.
The 2012 programme kicked off in March with La Baracca Testoni Ragazzi Theatre and ‘Under a Different Light’, travelling to Fingal from Italy. This production for 3-6 year olds saw two dancers bring the audience into an enchanting world of dreams, games and poetry through the magic of light. In this play, the light itself, as it dances, changes shape, size and colour creates an exquisite magic and so, a performance of dance and music that can be and was, enjoyed by everyone.
Coming in June, another Italian dance Company TPO will return to us with their award winning digital technology and multimedia set and fabulously intriguing show name - ‘Kindur – The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep’ - in the Main Auditorium, running on Sunday 17 June at 2pm and 4pm and Monday 18 June at 10am and 12 noon.
Kindur is Icelandic for ‘sheep’ and the audience can join three of these adventurous woolly mammals on a voyage through the extremes of the Atlantic and its seasons. The audience will discover a stunning Icelandic world through award winning digital technology, multimedia & motion sensors, similar to that used in Wii and X-Box Kinect.
Meet trolls and elves, travel through wild moor land, run over glaciers or peek inside northern lights and geysers. Listen to the rumbling of a gigantic waterfall and run inside a blazing volcano as Iceland’s spectacular landscapes form the back to an intensely visual geological journey. Kindur is an absorbing, interactive experience for children from 5 years and up. All children pin on a woolly heart on entering the space. If your heart lights up, your turn has come to join the group of sheep travelling through the mysterious and cold lands of Iceland, or participate from your seat.
As is traditional with Spréacha shows, ‘Kindur’ will be coupled with school workshops and a special free Spréacha Visual Arts Family Day on Sunday 17 June from 12 noon-3pm, for a holistic artistic experience for families and young people who engage with the programme.
SHOW NAME: Kindur – The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep’
PRESENTED BY: TPO Company, Italy
DATES: Sunday 17 June, 2pm and 4pm / Monday 18 June, 10am and 12 noon
VENUE: Main Auditorium, Draíocht, Blanchardstown Centre, Dublin 15.
Kindur Tickets can be Booked through Draíocht Box Office on Tel: 01-8852622 / or Online at www.draiocht.ie / All tickets are just €5 / Show Duration: 50 Mins // For ages 5+ and families / Free Parking & Coach Off / Betelnut Café at Draíocht / There is no booking necessary for the Free Family Art, which you can participate it on a in out basis from 12 noon-3pm on Sunday 17 June /
Spréacha shows are perfect for school groups and families with events programmed in and out of school time. Phone our Box Office now on 01-885 2622.
Spréacha is presented by Draíocht in partnership with Fingal County Council.
"It was magical, they were mesmerized – it was the best school tour we were ever on."
"They loved it, one child (hard of hearing) doesn’t communicate very much and he communicated about it at home, this is very unusual for him, he only does this with things that he has really enjoyed."
Draíocht is generously funded by Fingal County Council with additional funding provided by The Arts Council. Draíocht also has a loyal network of Friends who contribute annually to the Company.
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