Sunday, July 29, 2012

Eccentric Ladies at Meeting House Square

I've been busy.
I've been utterly consumed.

And this is the first product of such consummate busyness!

The wonderful, beautiful, colourful, fun Eccentric Ladies come to Dublin city! 

August 5th & 6th 
2pm & 7pm daily

This August bank holiday weekend, the PaperDolls' present an extravaganza of aerial performance, spectacular live music and a banquet of pink lemonade in the heart of Dublin city - the indoors out-of-doors - Meeting House Square. For two days, The Eccentric Ladies will take over the square, hosting theatrical circus shows where marvelous and mischievous characters will carouse, dangle and roam in an atmosphere of decadent decay.

In extravagant dresses, powdered wigs and rouge on their cheeks, the elaborate eccentric ladies will delight their guests, serve lemonade from tea-pots and juggle china cups. The Ladies and friends will delight you, charm you, tickle you pink, with their host of fancies, bloomers and frills, aerial circus treats and acrobatic feats! All the while, cheeky girls and boys will swing from trapezes and ropes above the crowd, dancers will emerge from exotic tea-chests and robbers sneak unseen behind guests - keep a close eye on your glitter pots! A live carnival band tells the tales, stories of the good life of such lively folk.

Adventure, colour, sound and spectacle, PaperDolls present a collaboration especially co-ordinated for Temple Bar Cultural Trust incorporating a site-specific installation of vintage lampshades by textile artists Lace and Wine, and a variety of Irish performers including members of Belfast Circus School, dancers Kat Doherty and Ailbhe Large, pole dancing champion Arlene Caffrey and the Dublin acrobats.

Tickets only €5
Get them here!

Recall the first manifestation of the Eccentric Ladies at Body&Soul 2011? 

PaperDolls: our Big Fat Heads everywhere.

Irish Times, 18th July 2012

Metero Herald, 19th July 2012

Daily Irish Star, July 19th 2012

Irish Independent, July 19th 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Donegal Life: Irish Aerial Dance Festival 2012

Interview I did with Sean Feeny of Donegal Life magazine regarding Fidget Feet's annual Irish Aerial Dance Festival which took place in An GrianĂ¡n theatre in June this year.