Technical Rehearsal for UNWRAPPED 2013 goes off without a hitch!

Production Team chats with Grainne O'Rourke, Director of Happy Days School of Performing Arts.  Clondalkin Youth Theatre, Happy Days School of Performing Arts, Carousel Theatre Group, St. Dominic’s Community Centre, Tallaght Youth Theatre, and the Kilnamanagh Twirlers came along to Chamber Square on Monday night, Nov 11th. The groups worked with our production team to get a feeling for the large space they would be performing in for UNWRAPPED 2013 later in December!

Happy Days School of Performing Arts Clondalkin Youth Theatre

UNWRAPPED 2013 would like to thank The Square Shopping Centre for its generous support of this year’s programme.

The annual UNWRAPPED programme is developed by a creative partnership between South Dublin County Council Arts Office and Corporate Services Department; South Dublin Libraries; Tallaght Community Arts; Alternative Entertainment; Contact Studio; Civic Theatre, Tallaght; RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre and South Dublin County Music Education Partnership. It is supported by the Arts Council, the Square Shopping Centre and Monastery Music. 

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Meet the Design Artists of UNWRAPPED 2013

Artists Tadashi Kato and Jackie Gray are the designers behind the incredible lanterns and costumes you will see at UNWRAPPED 2013.

Tadashi and Jackie have a lot of experience with this work and have been working with Tallaght Community Arts on similar events for the past few years.

tadashi

Tadashi Kato is a Wicklow based visual artist and designer who works in costume and 3D construction with young people and adults.  He trained at Setsu Mode Seminar: Fashion Illustration Arts School.Tokyo Japan between 1986 -1989. He worked as a designer facilitator for LIFT (London International Festival of Theatre) on a number of site specific projects including Wayan Gulat Balinese Gamelan artists and the French pyrotechnique company Group F. He has worked with Helen Hugel of Helium Theatre Company, Tallaght Youth Theatre, Tallaght Community Arts and The Source Summer School in Thurles. Tadashi designed and made the illuminated cloaks for Unwrapped 2011.  In June 2012 he designed and made kamishibai (Japanese paper theatre) for Message In A Bottle an international youth arts exchange project in June 2012. He was the designer for  Haunted – two simultaneous  Halloween Parades in Clondalkin and Tallaght  in 2012.  He worked in association with Monkeyshine Theatre for Unwrapped 2012. Currently working on design for Unwrapped 2013.

 

IMG_2442-webJackie Gray (pictured here with one of the creations for UNWRAPPED 2013) is a mixed media artist living and working in Dublin. Her work is concerned with snapshots of the real world and its transient habits. Using sound, video, sculpture and drawing, Gray’s work deliberates on the ambiguous divide between the observed and the imagined. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Visual Art Practice, IADT in 2009.Recent exhibitions; WBMilbank Gallery, New Zealand, 2010, 2011, Ormond Studios 2010, 2011, Wicklow Garden Festival, 2011, OPW, St Enda’s Park, South Dublin, 2011. Curation; Susan Walsh, A Progression of Light, Ormond Studios, The Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire 2012.  

UNWRAPPED 2013 would like to thank The Square Shopping Centre for its generous support of this year’s programme.

The annual UNWRAPPED programme is developed by a creative partnership between South Dublin County Council Arts Office and Corporate Services Department; South Dublin Libraries; Tallaght Community Arts; Alternative Entertainment; Contact Studio; Civic Theatre, Tallaght; RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre and South Dublin County Music Education Partnership. It is supported by the Arts Council, the Square Shopping Centre and Monastery Music. 

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Spotlight on The Turtle Doves

Access All Arts Group Noel Daniel Banba Ciaran Lorraine Joeph and Michael - Copy

The Turtle Doves are Access all Arts, a new performing arts group based in Clondalkin of 10 adults age 18 and up. The group is facilitated by Banba Behan, a dance and performance facilitator with experience working with individuals who have visual impairments.

Access all Arts will be taking part in UNWRAPPED 2013. They will be featured as our Two Turtle Doves!

Tony Fegan, Director of TCA on touch tour with Turtle Doves

The group has said about taking part:

“ACCESS ALL ART is made up of blind and visually impaired members who are interested in exploring arts, crafts and culture through creative and accessible formats. UNWRAPPED is our first project to participate in but we look forward to expressing ourselves through a number of mediums including art, crafts, creative writing, music and drama.”

The group recently took part in a touch tour facilitated by Victoria Durrer, event Producer, and Tony Fegan, event Creative Director and Director of Tallaght Community Arts where they got an insight into the overall artistic work for the event, its music, costumes and lanterns.

UNWRAPPED 2013 would like to thank The Square Shopping Centre for its generous support of this year’s programme.

The annual UNWRAPPED programme is developed by a creative partnership between South Dublin County Council Arts Office and Corporate Services Department; South Dublin Libraries; Tallaght Community Arts; Alternative Entertainment; Contact Studio; Civic Theatre, Tallaght; RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre and South Dublin County Music Education Partnership. It is supported by the Arts Council, the Square Shopping Centre and Monastery Music. 

 

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Audio Description available for UNWRAPPED 2013

DSC_6480 The Creative Team behind UNWRAPPED is delighted to announce that audio description will be available for the 2013 performance.

Audio description refers to an additional narration track intended primarily for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media (including television and film, dance, opera, and visual art).

It consists of a narrator talking through the presentation, describing what is happening on the screen or stage during the natural pauses in the audio, and sometimes during dialogue, if necessary.

Bríd Ní Ghruagáin is an experienced audio describer with Arts and Disability Ireland who has been working with us on UNWRAPPED 2013 and will be providing audio description for the event. Bríd is also Director of Tí Aitreo a professional drama company committed to producing new Irish-language work in theatre, on radio and on television. 

For further information on the audio description available, please contact Victoria Durrer, South Dublin County Council Arts Office at 01 414 9270 or vdurrer@sdublincoco.ie.

UNWRAPPED 2013 would like to thank The Square Shopping Centre for its generous support of this year’s programme.

The annual UNWRAPPED programme is developed by a creative partnership between South Dublin County Council Arts Office and Corporate Services Department; South Dublin Libraries; Tallaght Community Arts; Alternative Entertainment; Contact Studio; Civic Theatre, Tallaght; RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre and South Dublin County Music Education Partnership. It is supported by the Arts Council, the Square Shopping Centre and Monastery Music. 

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Sneak Peak at Unwrapped 2013

We’re busy working on the lanterns and costumes for UNWRAPPED 2013 and we’re expecting some 300 people to take part!

Here are some features for UNWRAPPED 2013: 

  • Youth, school and community arts, performance and music groups will bring to life each of the ’12 days of Christmas’ (yup, the song!) through song, dance, lanterns and costumes
  • Each day will have its own performance moment in the midst of a parade of characters and animals from the song.
  • Visual artists Jackie Gray and Tadashi Kato have designed an array of colourful and exotic costumes, hats and lanterns most of which will be made using recycled materials.
  • The  presentation of the song ‘The 12 days of Christmas’ will be a musical feast of rap, hip hop, traditional Irish, band and brass music composed by musicians Gerry Horan, Martin Moran and Michael Fleming in collaboration with local music groups

Here’s a sneak peak at the design of some of the lanterns for our 10 Lords – a – Leaping and our 7 Geese-a-Laying!

lords a leaping 1 colour2 6 goose with lights

UNWRAPPED 2013 would like to thank The Square Shopping Centre for its generous support of this year’s programme.

The annual UNWRAPPED programme is developed by a creative partnership between South Dublin County Council Arts Office and Corporate Services Department; South Dublin Libraries; Tallaght Community Arts; Alternative Entertainment; Contact Studio; Civic Theatre, Tallaght; RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre and South Dublin County Music Education Partnership. It is supported by the Arts Council, the Square Shopping Centre and Monastery Music. 

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We’re getting ready for UNWRAPPED 2013

The theme for UNWRAPPED 2013 is ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’! We’ll be working with live musicians, dancers, theatre makers, and visual artists of all ages from throughout South Dublin County to create a Christmas parade! If you’re just interested in the arts, the festive season or just plain want to get involved, please contact Victoria Durrer at vdurrer@sdublincoco.ie. The event takes place on Saturday, December 7th 2013.

 

The annual UNWRAPPED programme is developed by a creative partnership between South Dublin County Council Arts Office and Corporate Services Department; South Dublin Libraries; Tallaght Community Arts; Alternative Entertainment; Contact Studio; Civic Theatre, Tallaght; RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre and South Dublin County Music Education Partnership. 

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Thanks…

Huge thanks to everyone involved in organising, performing and running Unwrapped 2012, and to everyone who attended, now on to the next one…

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