Project 50 – A Season Of Work Celebrating 50 years of Project Arts Centre


With the Project Arts Centre recently celebrating their 50th anniversary, they’ve just announced a new season of work to celebrate this achievement! You can see the full line up below, and there’s a few treats in store including a new work by Pan Pan!

In 1966 Project Arts Centre began by looking into the future; as we look to the next 50 years, we will be asking artists to question the very essence of art-making, to examine the role that art can play in the shaping of a society and we are thinking about the Project of the future. I am thrilled to finally share the plans for our 50th anniversary celebrations with our audiences, artists and colleagues.”

– Cian O’Brien, Artistic Director, Project Arts Centre

Projects announced as part of the Project 50 Season include:

The Casement Project by Fearghus O Conchúir as part of ART2016: The Arts Council’s programme for Ireland 2016 – 20-22 October

Heresy, an opera by Roger Doyle on the life and death of Giordano Bruno, with libretto by Jocelyn Clarke and directed by Eric Fraad.

One Time: a festival of work co-curated with Pan Pan Theatre featuring:
The Importance of Nothing (a new work by Pan Pan) – 6-19 November

A selection of works from Belgian company Random Scream – 20-26 November

Mainstream by Rosaleen McDonagh – A production of Rosaleen’s new play in partnership with Fishamble: The New Play Company. The work will be directed by Jim Culleton and produced by Project Arts Centre. 14-26 November

Live Collision Festival 2016 – Ireland’s leading festival of Live Art returns December

Precious Metal by John Scott – A new dance work from John Scott/Irish ModernDance Theatre – 4-10 December

The Wild  by various

The Wild adopts a horizontal, vine-like approach to exhibition-making, where the contents and accumulations of artworks and experiences will evolve throughout the months of November and December as an active memorial to the festival in which Project was formed in 1966, then remain on display until the end of January 2017.

Danse Morob by Laurent Gaudé & Olwen Fouéré – January 2017 TBC

A new work by Laurent Gaudé (Prix Goncourt Laureate) & leading theatre artist Olwen Fouéré.  Based on a woman’s search for the missing body of her ex-hunger striker father;  Danse, Morob will be co-produced by Project Arts Centre.

This is an Irish Dance by Jean Butler – February 2017 TBC

Categories: Dance, Festivals, Header, Theatre

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