Speaking through the Language of Dance

Sunday 23 March, 12 noon, Garter Lane Theatre. Tickets: €8 (€5 Garter Lane Friends & concs).

  • A Moving Experience
  • Embodied Text
  • An Invitation to Dance!

You are invited to a Sunday lunchtime treat at Garter Lane! An enchanting and unique dance theatre experience, suitable for all ages, ‘Poetry in Motion’ is an evocative programme of contemporary dance in response to a selection of Mark Roper’s inspirational poems.

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Dancers from ‘Poetry in Motion’ in rehearsal. Photo: Keith Currams

The Cast comprises Traces Dance Ensemble led by Libby Seward, dancers from Waterford Academy of Music & Arts with Trish Murphy and WYDmoves Youth Dance with Becci Whelan. The three choreographers weave together a seamless fusion of movement, text, visual imagery and theatrical magic. Mark reads from his collections Even So: New & Selected Poems (2008), A Gather of Shadow (2012), The River Book (2010) and The Backstrand (2013) contributing to a sound score that includes recorded voice, song and original and sourced music.

Be moved by this ambitious, fresh and eloquent dimension to Waterford Writers’ Weekend that embodies text through the language of dance.

Initiated by Libby Seward as part of her Dance Artist in Residence programme 2014, the project is funded by the Arts Council, Waterford City and County Councils and supported by Garter Lane Arts Centre. ‘Poetry in Motion’ is presented in partnership with Down Syndrome Ireland, Waterford Academy of Music and Arts and Waterford Youth Arts.

Booking information: 051 855038 or www.garterlane.ie 


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