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category cork | arts and media | press release author Saturday June 29, 2013 17:45author by Yvonne Coughlan - RSVPauthor email rsvpireland at gmail dot comauthor address Kinsaleauthor phone 353851798695 Report this post to the editors

Premiere of unique global art project in Kinsale Regatta

The Gathering-RSVP is an experimental collaboration of artists, located internationally, responding to the question of what it means to be Irish today, in a 2 hr promenade theatre presentation, integrating film, music, dance and poetry with community arts participation.
This project is produced by RSVP (Red Sandstone Varied Productions,) Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland and directed by Yvonne Coughlan. It is inspired by The Gathering Ireland.
We all mourn. The Gathering-RSVP. June 23. Pic. John Allen.
We all mourn. The Gathering-RSVP. June 23. Pic. John Allen.

Sent ¦Yvonne Coughlan¦ Date 29 JUNE 2013¦rsvpireland@gmail.com ¦ Images available.
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The Gathering-RSVP is an experimental collaboration of artists, located internationally, responding to the question of what it means to be Irish today, in a 2 hr promenade theatre presentation, integrating film, music, dance and poetry with community arts participation.
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This project is produced by RSVP (Red Sandstone Varied Productions,) Kinsale, Co. Cork, Ireland and directed by Yvonne Coughlan. It is inspired by The Gathering Ireland.
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Examples of installations; ‘Sorted like’ a short film by director Stephen Broekhuizen, shot in Cork City, in a tourism meets comedy style, with the support of Cork businesses. California based choreographer Martin A. David, traveled to Cork in June to set and film his installation ‘We all mourn’ a contemporary dance choreography. Crowd funding through Kickstarter has aided this installation. Poet Adam Wyeth facilitates a series of workshops in relation to his new book The Hidden World of Poetry: Unravelling Celtic mythology in Contemporary Irish Poetry, this July. Harmony is the song creation installation facilitated by Caz Jeffreys and recorded by Rik Appleby of Lionheart Productions, to be created July 12th 7.30-10.30m at The Crane Lane Theatre, Cork. The project also incorporates a weekly one hour radio broadcast on Irish Radio international, every Thursday 8-9pm.

All installations incorporate an arts participation ethos in the invitation to the public to ‘get involved.’

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Details of Event- The Gathering-RSVP
Venue: KINSALE REGATTA
DATE: 3-5 August, 2013
Time: 6-8pm
Tickets: €15
Contact: 0851798695/rsvpireland@gmail.com
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Artists of The Gathering-RSVP are invited to become a member of:
A group of creators working towards a unique piece of world culture, in an Irish context; by discovering connections, developing community, and engaging with the people of Ireland at home and abroad. We invite the Irish Diaspora and their new communities to explore and appreciate the many strands of Irish culture from the secure foundations of our heritage to the inspirations of contemporary art. We do this in the spirit of arts participation, and with full respect for the arguments of differing perspectives, misconceptions, false stereotyping and blind acceptance.
In our invitation to the project we ask artists for a response to our themes on the subject of what it means to be Irish today; we began our explorations with ‘What is Irish Culture?’
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This means:
1. A series of artistic responses, to the questions of what it means to be Irish today, in a variety of genres, are created and developed in 2013.
2. These installations are destined to be distilled into, and re-connected by the writers and producers of, a 2hr promenade theatre presentation, integrating film, music, dance and poetry with community arts participation.
3. This construction requires months of separate yet thematically connected events, with opportunities for public participation, and countless of moments of inspiration, towards a final theatre presentation that will be unique in every instance of its being.
4. The two hour representation of the hundreds of participants, of the several contributing installations, will then be spread out onto the lives of its audiences with another opportunities to access QR links to the previous public events detailing- artist’s practise and process, interviews on the weekly radio broadcasts, photographic and video documentation of each installation.

For further information or images contact project director Yvonne Coughlan: 0851798695, E rsvpireland@gmail.com
RSVP Online presence- www.rsvpireland.webs.com AND www.rsvp.blog.com
For more on The Gathering Ireland contact E aine.kavanagh@thegatheringireland.com
The Gathering Ireland- http://www.thegatheringireland.com/

Related Link: http://www.rsvp.blog.com

https://soundcloud.com/moirajane/the-gathering-rsvp

Description of the project on Irish Radio International

author by M. Onetpublication date Sun Jun 30, 2013 13:14author address author phone Report this post to the editors

...the grant or the artistic inspiration?

author by uncultured bacteriumpublication date Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:02author address author phone Report this post to the editors

dancing and farting around and not actually addressing issues in any way challenging, except to the pocketbook.

Bah!

 
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