ISL Performances at The Douglas Hyde Gallery: Dublin Theatre of the Deaf and the Centre for Deaf Studies.
1 - 29 Oct 2023 (Past)
- ISL Interpreted
- Relaxed Performance
The Douglas Hyde Contemporary Arts Gallery is presenting it’s new live exhibition, an embodied performance and installation which translates Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy chorus into Irish Sign Language (ISL) and reinterprets the entire symphony through the lens of the Deaf experience.
Opening on the 1st of October 2023 – running with a series of performances and learning events until the 29th of October 2023.
New work by renowned performance artist Amanda Coogan, Deaf artists Lianne Quigley and Alvean Jones with Dublin Theatre of the Deaf (DTD) and students from the Centre for Deaf Studies (CDS) at Trinity College Dublin. Freude! Freude! is a live exhibition, an embodied performance and installation which translates Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ode to Joy chorus into Irish Sign Language (ISL) and reinterprets the entire symphony through the lens of the Deaf experience. Using ISL as a choreographic language, Coogan, Quigley and Jones have worked with DTD and students from the CDS to produce an aural, visual and immersive feast that will be presented through a series of performances and exhibition installation.
Live Performance Schedule
Amanda Coogan presents solo performances of Movements from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at 1pm and 3pm.
- Wednesday 11 and 18 October: Movement 1
- Thursday 12 and 19 October: Movement 2
- Friday 13 and 20 October: Movement 3
Coogan, Quigley, Jones and ensemble performs to the full score of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, including the Ode to Joy Chorus, between 1pm – 3pm.
- Saturday 14 and 21 October: Full score
- Sunday 15 and 22 October: Full score
The exhibition continues until Sunday 29 October.
No booking is required, and admission is free as always.
Note: Flash performances will be held across Trinity College’s campus and in Meeting House Square in Temple Bar on Friday 22nd September 2023 during Culture Night as part of Irish Sign Language Awareness Week.
For more information, please visit: https://thedouglashyde.ie/exhibition/freude-freude/