Dance

Rian Unplugged – Irish Tour

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Rian Unplugged takes to the roads of Ireland, making it from Meath, Laois, Clare, Donegal, Mayo, Longford, Sligo and Leitrim! The people of Dublin can’t complain as they had their chance, as it started as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011. See the full details below.

Rian Unplugged – Co-produced by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, London – Featuring Liam O’Maonlaί

17 September – Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath
19 September – Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise, Laois
20 September – Glór, Ennis, Co Clare
24 September – An Grianán, Letterkenny, Co Donegal
25 September – Ballina Arts Centre, Co Mayo
26 September – Presented By Backstage Theatre at Connolly Barracks, Longford
27 September – Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo
28 September – The Dock, Carrick on Shannon, Leitrim

“It’s an evening of buoyant rhythms and happy atmosphere; it really does feel like a party on stage.” – The Independent

“A non-stop 80-minute feast for the senses” Daily Telegraph Sydney

“An extraordinary piece of dance theatre that manages to be both seamless entertainment and a rich insight into Irish culture.” Irish Times

Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre are proud to bring Rian Unplugged on a nationwide Irish tour this September. Featuring eight hugely talented dancers from around the world, they will share the stage with five of Ireland’s top musicians in a joyful pairing of dance and traditional Irish music.

Rian is directed and choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan with musical direction from Liam Ó Maonlaí.  It is an expressive cultural hybrid, tapping into Irish traditions with influences from faraway places.

Winner of a 2013 Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Outstanding Production, Rian premiered in the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011.  It has toured to the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Italy, USA, Austria, France, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Rian has been seen and loved by more than 45,000 people across the world.

This ‘unplugged’ version is performed away from the traditional stage bringing the audience up close to the performance, creating an intimate and magical experience.

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