Ériu presents

Rite of Spring

Event Description

Ériu is a company of elite Irish dancers, many of whom have been principals in Riverdance, and company Artist Director, Breandán de Gallaí’s Irish dance shows are unconventional, modern and thought-provoking. 

This re-interpretated, work-in-progress of Rite of Spring offers the power and excitement we are accustomed to in the mainstream commercial Irish dance shows, but what we experience is new and emotive, exploring themes and issues that we can all relate to. It is a show about mob-mentality, about hiding behind others for fear of being made the target. It makes us confront our reluctance to stand up and to take charge of our own thoughts, values and feelings, and demands that we let ourselves be seen and heard regardless of the consequences. At the heart of the work is the notion of breaking with tradition, creating new ones, and allowing those to be broken too.

 

Location & Venue details:

Friday 20th  July – 8pm – €10 / €8 – Amharclann, Gweedore

Saturday 21st July – 8pm – €10 / €8 – Letterkenny, An Grianan Theatre


Event Description

Is complacht de scothdhamhsóirí é Ériu a raibh go leor acu ina bpríomhrinceoirí in Riverdance agus bíonn seónna Stiúrthóir Ealaíne an chompántais, Breandán de Gallaí, i gcónaí neamhghnách, nua-aimseartha agus spreagann siad machnamh.

Is saothar athléirmhíniúcháin atá go fóill á fhorbairt é Rite of Spring a bhfuil an chumhacht agus an spleodar ag baint leis a bhfuil cleachtadh againn orthu i gcás sheónna tráchtála an rince Ghaelaigh, ach tá úire agus mothúcháin láidre sa seó seo agus dírítear ann ar théamaí agus ceisteanna a thuigeann muid ar fad. Is seó é faoin mob-mentality, faoi dhul i bhfolach taobh thiar de dhaoine eile ar eagla go ndíreofaí orainn. Cuirtear iachall orainn a bheith freagrach as ár smaointe, luachanna agus mothúcháin féin, agus iarrtar orainn a bheith le feiceáil agus le cluinstin, fiú má bhíonn muid thíos leis sin. An smaoineamh lárnach atá sa saothar ná gur cheart dúinn imeacht ón traidisiún, cinn eile a chruthú agus fáil réidh leo sin fosta.