In order to maximise the space available tickets will be booked in pods of 4 only. We would, where possible, ask that people book in configurations of 4 to allow maximum capacity.
Roscommon County Council Arts Office in association with Boyle Arts Festival, the OPW and Heritage Week 2021 will host “At the Abbey” on Saturday 14th August – a dance, music, film, projections and lighting effects event, live from Boyle Abbey.
The event is funded by the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme at the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. A second event “At the Castle” will take place at Loughnaneane Park, Roscommon Town, on Culture Night Friday 17th September.
Stunning film by Emma Brennan will be projected onto the walls of the atmospheric ruins of Boyle Abbey, portraying a new dance piece choreographed by renowned contemporary dance artist Mintesinot Wolde and local dancers, with music composed by Emma Brennan and performed by local musicians. Projections and lighting have been devised by Algorithm Productions who bring their expertise to the local team in creating and devising this unique show.
The live show takes place at 9.30pm on August 14th followed by projections and lighting until 11.30pm.
Roscommon County Council has been allocated funding by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme 2021 to programme outdoor live performances in summer 2021.
At the Abbey is the opening event for Heritage Week 2021.
Mintesinot Wolde is a contemporary dancer, choreographer, teacher and member of Dance Ireland. He has a Masters in Contemporary Dance Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at the University of Limerick and has worked on numerous performances with notable Irish dance choreographers. Now based in Roscommon, Mintesinot has established his own company. For these events, Mintesinot has engaged dancers Victoria Walker, Kate Lohan, Carol Ann Farrelly, Patri Savoie and Robin Wilson.
Emma Brennan, from Roscommon, is a composer, actor, photographer, filmmaker and award-winning director and producer. She tutors in the Michael Chekhov Method in Dublin and is the founder of The Actor Lab. Emma holds an M. Phil in Music & Media Technologies from Trinity College, Dublin. For these productions, Emma has engaged musicians John and Liz Wynne flute, Padraig McGovern & Leonard Barry uilleann pipes, Barry Flannery percussion, John Joe Kelly bodhrán and Mossie Martin fiddle.
Tickets are free but booking is essential for the live show at 9.30pm on Booking opens Wednesday 11th August at Noon.
The projections can be viewed from 10pm until 11.30pm without booking.