26 November 2021
Tickets: €5

We are excited to share DOLMEN, the first event as a part of the 2021/22 County Wexford Dance Artist in Residence Programme, with Vivian Brodie Hayes, dance artist in residence, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Wexford County Council Arts Department, in partnership with the National Opera House.

DOLMEN is a research performance, sharing the first harvest of a new dance and music partnership between Choreographer Vivian Brodie Hayes and composer Liam Bates. The themes of the work are what we carry with us through our life and what we remember, considering the emotional and embodied stories of our daily life and our past.

This performance will include a short post-performance talk with invited guest, Karla Sánchez Zepeda, art professional and farmer. She will discuss topics that are going to be explored during the residency, including environmental thinking and artistic practices. She will speak about Cultural Sustainability and Regenerative Agriculture and facilitate an exchange of ideas.

This 2021/22 dance residency will be exploring new ways to share dance work with audiences, developing creative relationships, including a dance and music partnership in Wexford, and creating exciting opportunities for communities, groups and individuals in County Wexford to engage in dance. The residency will deeply consider artistic practices and processes in working with philosophies of eco awareness and social responsibility.

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Looking at what we carry and what we remember

Choreography: Vivian Brodie Hayes
Original Composition: Liam Bates
Dancers: Caroline Lawless, Sorcha O'Connor, Vivian Brodie Hayes
Music performed by Musici Ireland String Trio: David O'Doherty, Beth McNinch, Siobhan Lynch
Dramaturgy: Lou Cope
Producer: Gwen VanSpÿk

Dolmen running time 30 minutes
post performance talk 30 minutes