Project Arts Centre presents



Dates: 27 May - 28 May

Show Time: 8:00pm

Tickets: €20

Space Upstairs

By Fearghus Ó Conchúir (Ireland)


Faithful? Devoted? Pure? Can we still shelter in God’s house? TABERNACLE is a new choreography by Fearghus Ó Conchúir about the Catholic Church and the making of the Irish body. Created in collaboration with singer and composer Iarla Ó Lionáird, visual artist Sarah Browne and a quintet of experienced performers, Tabernacle investigates authority, control and the individual search for purposeful living.

Typically of Ó Conchúir’s work, TABERNACLE is brave, dynamic and thoughtful.

Fearghus Ó Conchúir is one of Ireland’s leading independent choreographers. His recent work investigates the relationship between bodies and buildings in the context of urban  regeneration. TABERNACLE continues an investigation that he started in Mo Mhórchoir Féin – A Prayer, a commission for RTÉ Dance on the Box 2010.

Read the Irish Times’ interview with Fearghus Ó Conchúir here

Tabernacle is produced by Fearghus Ó Conchúir in association with Project Arts Centre, with the support of the Arts Council, Dance Ireland, Modul Dance and with funds from DDF’s 2011 Co-production Initiative.

This performance contains nudity.

Tabernacle is produced by Fearghus Ó Conchúir in association with Project Arts Centre, with the support of the Arts Council, Dance Ireland, Modul Dance, Cultural Programme for the European Union and with funds from DDF’s 2011 Co-production Initiative.

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

8PM, 27 & 28 MAY 2011~

Tickets: €20/18 (CONC)

Duration – 60 mins (no interval)

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There will be a Post-show discussion on Saturday 28 May This performance may contain nudity.

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email (Mon-Fri during office hours)


Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.


Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.

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Choreography: Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Performers: Mikel Aristegui, Elena Giannotti, Stéphane Hisler, Bernadette Iglich, Matthew Morris

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