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Dance: PALIMPSEST by CoisCéim Dance Theatre

13 - 23 Mar 2024 (Past)

21-25 Arran St East, Smithfield, Dublin 7

PALIMPSEST \pal-imp-sest\ noun. (formal) something that has many different layers of meaning or detail that build on each other.

PALIMPSEST layers artforms and histories in a large-scale live performance to trace and own the ghostly-edged histories our shadows leave behind. Richly theatrical, PALIMPSEST is quintessential CoisCéim – an exhilarating, boundary busting kaleidoscope of dance, live music, and panoramic projection woven together into a visceral audience experience by 2023 Irish Times Theatre award winner and Aosdana member, David Bolger. It is inspired by key moments in Irish history as we come to the end of the Decade of Centenaries.

PALIMPSEST is funded by ART: 2023, a Decade of Centenaries Collaboration between The Arts Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and presented in collaboration with St Patrick’s Festival and supported by Epson Ireland. In parallel with PALIMPSEST, CoisCéim Broadreach presents SPARKING DEBATE – a vibrant, curated participation project for and by young adults to provoke dialogue around Irish identity, hospitality and sovereignty.

There is an Audio Described Performance on 20 March at 7.00pm and a Relaxed Performance on
23 March at 2.30pm.

In 2022, following the publication of CoisCéim’s Strategic Plan, they introduced Pay What You Can ticket options. For PALIMPSEST these range from €10 to €50.

Images courtesy of CoisCéim and Ros Kavanagh.

The Arts

Audio described
Relaxed Performances