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Date:2018-12-12

Active Archive – Slow Institution: The Long Goodbye

Exhibitions/ 31 Jan - 30 Mar

€0 (Free Admission)

Active Archive – Slow Institution is an extensive research initiative that delves into Project’s 50+year history, looking at the imagined futures and proposals for transformation recorded in Proje

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MERLIN

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 28 Mar - 30 Mar

€14-16

A furry monster, a headstrong child-woman, a jumping shamanic devil, a crumbling statue... Simultaneously wise man and wild man, Merlin dances at the interface of law and nature: we are moving animals

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Public Viewing 2: Artist talk with Brian Hand, Fergus Kelly, Miriam O’Connor and Tanad Williams

Gallery

Talks and Readings/ 29 Mar

€0 (Free admission, no booking required)

On 29 March the gallery will host a special event inviting the participating artists who were commissioned by Project Arts Centre as part of ‘The Long Goodbye’ exhibition for a conversation about

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Davy Kehoe (Live)

Space Upstairs

Music/ 06 Apr

€18-20

Homebeat make a fond return to The Project Arts Centre to present a rare live performance from one of Ireland's most exciting artists - Davy Kehoe.

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Watt by Samuel Beckett

Space Upstairs

Theatre/ 09 Apr - 13 Apr

€23-26

Samuel Beckett's hilarious and moving early novel adapted and performed by one of the greatest Beckett interpreters in the world.

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Power Play by Catherine Donnelly

Space Upstairs

Talks and Readings/ 13 Apr

Free Admission

A funny, engaging look at the taut relationship between a woman and her son, a man and his mother. Catherine Donnelly’s laser wit carves out the battle between two people who know each other all too

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LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2019

Performance/ 24 Apr - 28 Apr

€5-16

It's back! Live Collision is an annual curated international festival of Live Art, and Ireland’s first independent year-round Creative Producer + Art Director working with exceptional artists across

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No Feeling Is Final ‌

Cube

Exhibitions/ 24 Apr

€0 (Free admission, no booking required)

Live Collision has partnered with Berlin Opticians Gallery to co-present this once off event. ‘No Feeling Is Final’ is an interdisciplinary experiment inclusive of two new paintings by Lee Welch c

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I AM FROM REYKJAVIK: Sonia Hughes Residency

Special Event/ 24 Apr - 27 Apr

Free Admission

As part of her research into becoming a bona fide post-racial, global citizen Sonia Hughes wants to find out what it would be like if she was from Dublin.She wants to meet individuals a little like he

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LADA BIBLIOTHEQUE // SHORT READS

The Foyer

Talks and Readings/ 24 Apr - 27 Apr

€ Free Admission

A curated selection of Short Reads from LADA available to all those attending Project Arts Centre. This year we will host a selection of short reads from the Study Room to celebrate the evolution of L

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NIGHTCLUBBING

Cube

Performance/ 25 Apr

€14-16

Rachael Young and her badass band of super-humans embrace Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING; an explosive new performance bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions

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The Kindness of Strangers

Cube

Performance/ 25 Apr

€ Free Admission, Booking Required

I place myself at the mercy of the kindness of strangers and seek to find balance on the spreadsheet of my life. An exciting collaboration between Dancer & performer Lisa McLoughlin and mathematic

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BITE SIZE // SCRATCH

Cube

Performance/ 25 Apr

€8-10

Irish artists and companies have limited opportunities to *Scratch live work, and Irish audiences have limited opportunities to engage in live processes ahead of final works. Therefore, Live Collision

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The Factory Line

tbc

Performance/ 26 Apr

€5

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE AT THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY A work in-development What they did back then? When? Then? The other place, the other world, the past. I'm always fascinated by those days o

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SPICEBAG: XXXtra Portion Karaoke

Bar

Performance/ 26 Apr

€6-12

Your friendly neighbourhood SPICEBAG slagzz are back. We’ve teamed up with the good folk at Live Collision to bring you a very special ORT party (but is it ORT?) Get ready for SPICEBAG: XXXtra Porti

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ADMIN

Cube

Theatre/ 26 Apr

€14-16

Oisín moved to London to pursue his dream of becoming socially mobile. Now, he is having an existential crisis in a Pret A Manger toilet, trying to remember his mindfulness techniques.

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For now we see through a mirror, darkly

Cube

Performance/ 26 Apr

€14-16

This eerie and mystical dance performance has been created in collaboration and performed with Jo Hellier and Peter McMaster. The performance includes a Visual Description developed in collaboration w

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Welcome Town

Meeting Point Project Arts Centre

Performance/ 27 Apr

€0 (booking required)

Welcome Town invites you on a personal walk with Natasha Davis, joined by local artists and migrants - mixing facts, performative episodes, recollections and fantasy into a conversation about resilien

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SIRENS

Meeting Point: Temple Bar Gallery + Studios

Performance/ 27 Apr

€0 (Free admission, no booking required)

SIRENS at Live Collision is the second iteration in a series of test events.  Celina Muldoon is collaborating with writer Sue Rainsford and producer/musician Keith Mannion. Together they are explorin

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Cock and Bull

Cube

Performance/ 27 Apr

€14-16

Responding to the meaninglessness and repetition of empty political promise, the privilege of the governmental elite and the deep discontent of an increasingly disproportionate and divided society, th

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NU ROOTS

Bar

Special Event/ 28 Apr

€0 (Free admission, no booking required)

NU ROOTS is back again! Now fiercer than ever, Fried Plantains Collective is ready to blow the roof off Live Collision with set the best of Irish and African talent in Dublin right now. An exceptional

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The Best Banned in the Land - A Forum on Artistic Freedom of Expression

Space Upstairs

Special Event/ 30 Apr

€0-5

The ordered removal of Maser’s Repeal the 8th mural has brought censorship to the fore once again. Is freedom of artistic expression being limited in Ireland? Are issues such as funding, promot

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Dublin Dance Festival 2019

Dance/ 01 May - 19 May

Free Admission

Collective release, worlds collide, everybody moves. Explore the 2019 Dubin Dance Festival edition at Project Arts Centre. A world of party, politics and power.

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In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni: Roberto Castello / ALDES (Italy)

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 07 May - 08 May

€18- €22

‘We go around at night consumed by fire’, by controversial Italian choreographer Roberto Castello, explores a life engulfed by endless desire. Fusing cinema, dance and theatre, four dancers move t

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Phoenix: Eric Minh Cuong Castaing / Shonen (France/Palestine)

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 11 May

€18-22

This piece for drones and dancers evokes two opposing realities – one of innocent childhood play, the other of deadly modern warfare.

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First Looks

Cube

Dance/ 11 May - 18 May

€10

First Looks is a chance to see new works-in-development by dance artists in Ireland including work by Lucia Kickham, Deirdre Griffin with Craig Cox and CoisCéim Dance Theatre

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Dance on Film: Merce Cunningham, A Lifetime of Dance

Space Upstairs

Film/ 12 May

€8-10

This documentary is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary artist, whose revolutionary take on modern dance is brilliantly explained in a film that places interviews with the master, and footage of his

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Modes of Capture Symposium: An Introduction

Space Upstairs

Special Event/ 12 May

€0 (Free admission, booking required)

Dr Jenny Roche hosts a panel discussion with Dr Linda Murray, Curator of the Dance Archive at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts; Dr Finola Cronin, Lecturer in Drama Studies at University

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Tiny Dancer: A DJ Set for Kids

Cube

Dance/ 12 May

€6 (under 1s go free)

It’s time to let the kids throw some shapes and bust out their best moves as they’re taken on a special musical rollercoaster ride, that parents will love too. Expect funky dance anthems from ever

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Dance on Film: A Selection of Shorts

Space Upstairs

Film/ 13 May

€8-10

This year’s Dance on Film sees a carefully curated programme of six short films that includes a selection of Light Moves Festival 2018 Award Winners, some recent French releases, and the premiere of

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DRAFF | Cube Takeover

Cube

Special Event/ 14 May - 16 May

€10

DRAFF, the living archive of experimental performance-making, brings three workshops by three boundary-breaking international artists to DDF. Creating work that pushes the limits of what dance can b

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Ensemble: Robbie Synge & Lucy Boyes (Scotland)

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 15 May

€18-22

On a sparse and open stage five performers, ranging in age from 30 to 76, share a journey of interactions that lays bare their strengths, efforts and possibilities. Light and poignant in equal measure

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Inventions: Irish Modern Dance Theatre (Ireland)

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 16 May - 17 May

€18-22

Inventions centres around two extraordinary women: Belfast-based Oona Doherty, one of Europe's most gifted dance artists, and 84-year-old American dance legend Valda Setterfield, winner of a Herald An

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Sound and Stage: New Music | DRAFF x ddr

Cube

Music/ 16 May

€6

DRAFF have teamed up with Dublin Digital Radio (ddr.) to host a night of music by two of Ireland’s most adventurous sound designers for dance and theatre: Kevin Gleeson will make his first appearanc

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Dēmos: Liz Roche Company (Ireland)

Space Upstairs

Dance/ 18 May

€5

Sharing a mutual admiration for each other’s work, Liz Roche and composer David Coonan have begun a collaboration to create a major new piece for orchestra and dancers in partnership with the RTÉ C

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Sandra Johnston: Ghosting Through Situations of Minor Importance (working title)

Gallery

Exhibitions/ 29 Aug - 17 Oct

€0 (Free Admission)

This solo exhibition with newly commissioned video work of Sandra Johnston at Project commences in late August and partly revisits her time spent in Dublin during the late 1990s. As an emerging artist

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Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland announce the recipient of the REALISE production award

Project Arts Centre and Arts & Disability Ireland are delighted to announce the recipient of the REALISE production award for theatre and contemporary dance artists with disabilities. The REALISE Award is designed to support the production and presentation of ambitious new work by individual artists. It represents an exciting opportunity to present ambitious new work that reflects the complexity of contemporary life in Ireland to a diverse audience. The final recipient is playwright Roderick Ford. Roderick will receive a production award of €40,000 for production of his play The Spider’s House at Project Arts Centre in February 2020. Speaking about…

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Spring Rehearsal Space Available

This Spring we're throwing open our doors and inviting all you artists and makers to make the big blue building your home for rehearsals and development of new work. And better still, we're offering reduced rates and a sliding scale for funded and unfunded work.   The space can be hired on a daily or weekly basis during the dates below, all days are 10am – 6pm.   Dates: 19 – 22 March 1 – 5 April 8 – 12 April 15 – 19 April 29 April – 3 May   Rates: Daily: €65 (unfunded) €100 (funded) Weekly: €300 (unfunded)…

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