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TDP’20 international dance festival

2-11 October 2020

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Bád Shiobhán [Siobhán's Boat]

Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín

A delicate unpicking of a daughter-father relationship in movement, text and song with an invitation to view tradition in a different light.

Bád Shiobhán is a new dance work by choreographer Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín.

In this honest and authentic piece, Siobhán layers movement, text, song and visuals. Bád Shiobhán centres around the relationship between Siobhán and her father, traditional boat-builder Pádraig Ó Duinnín, and a 3-hand West Kerry Naomhóg, the traditional light-weight, wooden-framed canvas-covered canoe usually rowed at sea on west coast of Ireland.

The work weaves the traditional into a contemporary performance setting, uncovering the nuances of an imperfect relationship. Working with some of the boat's materials (long slender laths made of spruce, 10 yards of canvas) to create textures that are both playful and striking, the piece exposes the fullness of the performers’ experiences, aiming to reach deep into peoples’ hearts and leaving them with a sense of hope. A hope that is human and attainable.

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Director/Choreographer: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín

Performers: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Pádraig Ó Duinnín

Composer: Neil Quigley

Rehearsal Director: Laura Murphy

Visual Design: Dervla Baker

Lighting Design: Hanan Sheedy

Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer

Produced by: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín & Laura Murphy 

Bád Shiobhán is funded by Arts Council, Cork County Council Arts Office and Ealaín na Gaeltachta with kind support from Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh, Dance Ireland and Firkin Crane.

Sat 03 October, 16.00

[performance time now changed to 4pm !]

This performance is part of the

FDIP - Focus Ireland Dance Platform triple-bill

Venue: Kickham Barracks, Clonmel.  Not wheelchair accessible.

Meeting point: South Tipperary Arts Centre, Nelson Street, Clonmel.

Booking is mandatory to comply with public Health guidelines

Duration of the triple-bill: 70 min.

Suitable for all ages

Price: you can make a voluntary contribution by clicking on our PayPal donate button

You cannot not attend this event Onland? Discover it Online, join us for an afternoon of live broadcasting the 11 Oct:

FIDP - Focus Irleand Digital Platform live broadcast

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