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Starting Points or How did we get Here

 

Starting points

Equinox Theatre Company are delighted to invite you join the conversation:
Starting Points or How did we get Here is a round-table / panel discussion about theatre and participation.
Featuring Sophie Motley, Sarah Jane Shiels and Aisling O’Brien (WillFredd); Anna Galligan (Barnstorm); Niamh Ni Chonchubhair (Axis, Ballymun) and Medb Lambert (Equinox Theatre Company).
At the Friary, Mill Street, Callan on Wednesday 29th of June at 2pm.

 

Inhabitants is a series of events across architecture, visual arts and theatre, which artisti­cally examines our relationship to our environment and asks us us to look anew at our role in shaping the future.

Inhabitants 25 June – 03 July 2016 Callan, Co. Kilkenny

Trasna Productions

The M House – work-in-progress performance

Equinox Theatre Company presents a public performance of The M House work-in-progress on Wednesday 4th of May at 2.30 pm in the GB Shaw Theatre in Visual, Carlow, followed by an audience feedback session

 M house

The M house is an institution. But it’s also just a cube. A 6 foot x 6 foot by 6foot cube. Inside this cube live seven people.

Upstairs a committee of seven make decisions about the inhabitants of the M house.

…And then there’s Middleman. He’s the middle man in middle management. He’s the go-between, between the M house and Upstairs.

Here be Dragons….

Let yourself be taken on a theatrical journey of how one man views the world

we live in. Where the most ordinary of days can become filled with colourful

scenes, magical creatures, extraordinary characters and stepping outside your

own front door can be the beginning of a new adventure.

"HERE BE DRAGONS", directed by Damian Punch, stars Fintin Kelly of Equinox
Theatre Company, KCAT.

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KCAT presents Introduction to Dance

How do I dance?   By myself?   With others?

An introductory course to the practice of dance for all levels. Introducing  dance technique –  doing rather than analysing. Improve your fitness and flexibility and develop an understanding of yourself as a dancer. Instill qualities of self reliance, creative autonomy and mutual respect. The course consists of 4 Fridays, May 2nd – 23rd, with a special Open Contact Jam on Sat May 17th, which will allow participants to put their learning into practice in an informal, open, social setting.

What: A five day dance course
Who: Susie Lamb and Cindy Cummings
Where: KCAT Art & Study Centre – downstairs space
When: May 2 – 9 – 16 – 23  (9 – 4)
May 17  Contact Improvisation Jam  OPEN TO ALL (10 – 1)
Cost: € 135 (Including Open Jam)
€ 10 Contact Improvisation Jam  only
To book: email info@kcat.ie ring KCAT 056-7755115 (Maria/ Joan)

KCAT is looking for movers and shakers

Susie Lamb’s first trade is acting and she has acted in film, TV and theatre all over Ireland and abroad for 15 years. In 2008 she completed a three year  training as a dancer and dance facilitator with Dancing the Rainbow and subsequently a one year programme with Myriad dance.  She has been combining dance with theatre ever since,  in her own performance work and in her work as a facilitator. She will cover the Somatic practices element.
Cindy Cummings is a dance artist based in Dublin. Her fascination with and love of movement has its roots in athletics and community dance as a child that led to a more formalized dance and theatre training in the US (Oregon, Washington & NYC). She has been studying, performing and teaching improvisation while creating live performance work with various artistic collaborators around the world ever since. This fertile landscape has been richly developed in her 15 years of work with interactive technology with composer & media artist Todd Winkler (Brown University), Paris based artists Connolly/Cleary and half/angel dance company (Jools Gilson Ellis & Richard Povall). Since 2002, much of her work has been influenced by US choreographer Deborah Hay with whom she has participated in 2 Solo Performance Commissioning Projects (‘Beauty’ 2002; ‘The Ridge’ 2004) and performed in Hay’s trio work ‘A Lost Opera’ (2010).Cindy will cover Contact improvisation and run the “Contact Jam”

FREE TASTER COURSES NOW BOOKING

FOR AN APPLICATION FORM CLICK HERE

FREE Taster Courses at KCAT
One-day Art & Drama Combo
Unleash your creative side for a day
Choose from Friday 27th of September, Friday 11th of October, Friday 18th of October
9am – 3.30pm

Bring a packed lunch, wear comfy clothes and dip your toes into the world of KCAT
Discover your inner artist, make new friends, have fun!

for more info please visit www.kcat.ie, call -0567755115 or email jean@kcat.ie

Equinox Theatre Co. presents MEMORY BOX

At KCAT’s Space Downstairs, KCAT Art & Study Centre, Mill Lane, Callan, Co. Kilkenny
Wednesday July 31st – Saturday August 3rd at 8pm
Tickets  €12 / 8 – available at Abhainn Rí Festival Box Office,
The Old Co-Op, Green St Callan

Phone: 087 6494758 or go to www.abhainnrifestival.com

A dystopian world in which people who are different are feared persecuted and hunted. Memory Box tells the terrifying tale of an extraordinary man who journeys to escape the ‘regime’ armed only with his memories.

Equinox Theatre Company was started in 2008 as part of KCAT Art & Study Centre. It has grown into a bold brilliant, beautiful and brave ensemble. Artists with learning disabilities and other disadvantages work in collaboration with other professional theatre practitioners to create work that challenges and delights both its makers and its audience.

“…a wholly refreshing approach to acting and theatre in Ireland, one that cuts across pedantic pretentiousness in favour of belief and passion and truly unparalleled deference to the telling of the tale.”

Irish Theatre Magazine

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New Courses at KCAT

KCAT is delighted to be able to present the brochure for the forthcoming courses. KCAT continues with its tradition of offering varied and stimulating creative courses designed to suit all.

This year we have new courses on offer, and reacting to demand a more focused 3D and Theatre courses, alongside the established open studio and one day taster course (Roots) on Mondays.

Click on the image below to view a pdf of the current brochure highlighting the courses on offer.

FETAC AWARDS 2012

Congratulations to everyone getting their awards today. As ever the presentations were a wonderful celebration of collective individual achievements. Thanks are extended to Caoimhe Walsh (ex student studying at Crawford, Cork), Mary Butler (BTEI Coordinator) and John Kavanagh (Ormonde College) for their support and help with the presentations. Thanks also to Barbara Wheeler-Connolly for her work today and throughout the year with all things FETAC.