Creative Team

Concept Choreography             Oona Doherty

Sound                                           David Holmes

Light/Set                                      Ciaran Bagnall

Photo/Film                                   Luca Truffarelli

Stage  Manager                          Siobhan Barber

Producer                                      Una Nic Eoin Prime Cut

Funders                                        British Council, Arts Council NI,

                                                      Belfast International festival,

                                                      Dublin Dance Festival.

Cast

Episode I                                                                   Oona Doherty

Episode II    Ajendance company/Local girls from on tour collab

Episode III                                           John Scott & Sam Finnegan

Episode IV                                           Ryan O'Neil/Oona Doherty

 

Venue's

The MAC Belfast Int Arts Festival October 2017

The Abbey Dublin May 2018 Dublin Dance Festival

Nouveau théâtre de Montreuil Paris Recontres Choreographic June 2018

Maison de la Dans Beinealle Lyon September 2018

Theatre de La Bastille Paris 2019

The Lyceum Edinburgh 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall London 2019

Cast

Episode I + Creator Oona Doherty

Oona Doherty is a Dance Artist based in Northern Ireland.

Oona Studied at The London School Of Contemporary Dance, University of Ulster and LABAN London.

BA Honours and Post Graduate in Contemporary Dance Studies.

She has been performing Dance Theatre internationally since 2010. 

With Companies such as :

TRASH (NL) Abbattoir Ferme (BE) Veronika Riz (IT) Emma Martin /United Fall (IE) Enda Walsh (UK).

Oona’s Collage art works have been exhibited and printed since 2014.

Royal Ulster Academy Belfast, Higher Bridges Gallery Enniskillen, Dublin Dance House, Fumbelly Gallery Dublin, DRAFF Magazine.

Oona’s 30min Solo work Hope Hunt and the ascension into Lazarus winner of the 2016 Dublin Tigre Fringe Festival Best Performer Award, and Aerowaves Twenty 17 selected artist.

Doherty is A prime Cut Productions REVEAL Artist and The MAC Theatre Belfast HATCH Artist.

Episode II Ajendance Company

Rachel Harris,Lucy Burns,Ellen burns,Nicole Wray,Lyn Gourley, Zara Janahi,Caitlin Shaw,Beatrice Pina,Niamh Macfarlane.

A company that has grown from strength to strength over the last 3 years with members increasing monthly. We strive to provide the best training to all involved. We cater for beginners to professionals of all ages and offer many different dance styles. Ajendance isn’t just any dance company it’s a dance family. Over the last 3 years we have worked and trained hard to become N.I Champions / Newry Festival winners / Ulster Champions and All Ireland Champions , this comes from the hard work and dedication from our staff and pupils throughout the year. We also train and ready our young people for further education in the arts and have seen some of our pupils off to Bird College / London Contemporary / Urdang Performing arts and Edge Hill University across the water.

At Ajendance you’ll not only get the chance to enjoy the classes but also compete at the many different competitions, take exams and perform at many different events throughout the province. It is run by founding member and Artistic Director Annika Graham and managed by Clare Montgomery.

The “family” atmosphere at Ajendance is the glue that holds it together. We encourage all our members to make new friends and join in on our fun days.

We frequently run professional workshops with tutors from across the water and further afield. One was an amazing success with TV superstars Chris and Wes and BGT stars Flawless. The most recent workshop was with the amazing Jasmine Meakin from Megajam all the way from Australia.

Episode III Bryan Quinn + John Scott

Bryan Quinn is an actor, presenter and musician. Best known for starring in The Rubberbandits darkly comic DAD’S BEST FRIEND. He has finished performing for the third year running in The Horsebox Theatre at the VODAFONE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2016, Dublin.

A graduate of Jacques Lecoq, École Internationale de Mime et Mouvement, his previous work includes GAME OF THRONES (HBO) The Abbey Theatre’s production of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith, appearances on the satirical IRISH PICTORIAL WEEKLY- most recently the 1916 SPECIAL on RTÉ. He has also written and starred in several plays, including SADDLED, a comedy featuring live bicycle repair, co-written with and from an idea by Edinburgh Winning stand up comedian David O’Doherty.

Over the last 12 months he has played Gulliver in GULLIVER at the Mac, Belfast and UK tour (Big Telly Theatre Company), Roger Casement in OUR KIND directed by Alan Phelan and most recently co-starred in THE BIG WALL by Bob Kelly (Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo.) Last September, he played a part in THIS BEACH – a Brokentalkers Theatre Company production which ran  at Project Arts Centre, Dublin and in November Brokentalkers THIS BEACH toured to Romania. Bryan played Chief Elf in THE GARVAGH QUEST, a site-specific production directed by Zoe Seaton for Big Telly. He also made a small appearance in The Rubberbandits THE HISTORY OF EVERYTHING for RTÉ.

More recently, he filmed the role of Sir Richard opposite Sean Penn in THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN directed by Farhad Safina for Icon Entertainment, theatrical release will be sometime in 2017. 

Bryan plays the title character in ‘The Rubberbandits’ music video “Dad’s Best Friend”, which appears in Danny Boyle’s iconic sequel T2 TRAINSPOTTING, currently showing in Cinema’s worldwide.

 

Episode IV Ryan O'Neil

Ryan achieved a first class honours degree in Dance from the Ulster University and studied his Masters in Dance Performance at Laban as part of a professional post graduate company Transitions.

Since then Ryan has worked with including Maiden Voyage Dance, Off The Rails Dance, pony dance, Tinderbox (NI) Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Junk Ensemble, Panpan, Company Philip Connaughton, Coisceim dance theatre, Liz Roche Company (IRL) and Gwyn Emberton Dance (UK) 

In 2011 Ryan was selected by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland to go to Buckingham palace to meet the Queen for recognition of his achievements as a young person in the Arts. Ryan is also a qualified Ashtanga Yoga teacher.

Creative's

Set + Lighting Ciaran Bagnall

Ciaran trained at the Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, recent Theatre includes:

Set & Lighting Design: The Great Gatsby (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Red (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); The Train, Observe the Sons of Ulster marching towards the Somme (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); Ashes, Educating Rita, Two, Two 2, A view from the Bridge, Love Story, Twelfth Night, Piaf, Of Mice and Men, Tull, The Glass Menagerie, Habeas Corpus, Secret Thoughts, Oleanna (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); A Christmas Treasure Island, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Hull Truck); Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe, London); Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour); Othello (RSC, Stratford upon Avon); Lally the Scut, The God of Carnage, Villa, Discurso, Tejas Verdes (MAC, Belfast); Conquest of Happiness (Olympic Stadium, Sarajevo); Shoot the Crow (Opera House, Belfast); Snookered (Bush Theatre, London); The Killing of Sister George (Arts Theatre, London); A Slight Ache and Landscape (Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre London).

Lighting Design: Dido, Queen of Carthage (Swan Theatre, RSC); After the Dance (Theatre by the Lake, Keswick); The Weir, The Pillowman (Gaiety, Dublin); Three Sisters, St Joan, Pentecost (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); These Rooms, Sunder (ANU Site Specific Productions, Dublin); After Miss Julie (Project Arts, Dublin & MAC, Belfast); Perseverance Drive (The Bush Theatre, London); Home (National Theatre Shed, London); Much Ado about Nothing (RSC, Stratford Upon Avon & London West End). 

 

Sound David Holmes

David Holmes is a Belfast born DJ & producer. In his varied professional life, he has produced five of his own

albums and over 20 film soundtracks.

David’s first solo record, This Film’s Crap, Let’s Slash the Seats was released in 1995; two years later came

Let’s Get Killed; and 2000’s Bow Down to the Exit Sign was created as the soundtrack to a not-yet-made

movie. David staked out new creative ground as part of the band, Free Association and in 2003 David

Holmes Presents the Free Association was released. His last solo album, The Holy Pictures (2008) was

nominated for the Irish Choice Music Prize and the Meteor Awards. David’s album The Dogs Are Parading

followed and was a ‘best of’ that took us on a journey through one of the most creative and musically

cinematic minds of the last two decades. His collaborative album project UNLOVED was released in March

2016 and 'Late Night Tales' mix compilation to huge acclaim in October 2016.

In recent years, David’s work for film has flourished. His successful partnership with director Steven

Soderbergh was developed on films Out of Sight (1998), Ocean’s 11 (2001) and its sequels, and the film

Haywire. David also created the acclaimed soundtracks for Michael Winterbottom’s Code 46, Oliver

Hirschbiegel’s Five Minutes of Heaven, and Yann Demange’s ’71 for which David won an Ivor Novello

Award for 'Best Score' in 2015. Collaborating with Leo Abrahams David created the score for the award-

winning Steve McQueen film Hunger (Best Score in the Irish Film and Television Awards 2009).

David also founded Canderblinks Films in Belfast with lifelong friends Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn

who also directed its first feature, Good Vibrations (2013), about Terri Hooley, Belfast's punk godfather,

and the Good Vibrations record shop. It won numerous awards and was nominated for many more.

The BBC series The Fall starring Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan is now in it's 3rd season, all three

series scored by David. Also for the BBC, David's score to series 'London Spy' won an Ivor Novello Award

for 'Best Score' in 2016. In 2015 he made his directorial debut with his short entitled 'I Am Here'.

David recently produced Noel Gallagher's forthcoming album and scored the film 'Logun Lucky' for Steven

Soderbergh.

Musicians

 

David Holmes - tape loops,  Farfisa Polychrome , sound manipulation and programming.

Tim Harries - bowed bass, bowed guitar, Farfisa Polychrome 

 

Keefus Ciancia - Memory Moog , keyboards 

 

Marion Jordan - Mezzo Soprano 

 

Matthew Jeffery - Tenor

 

Una and Georgina McGeough - Backing vocals 

 

Emre Ramazanoglu - Drums

 

Mixed by Emre Ramazanoglu

Voice Overs

Janie Doherty-Sugar Army

Laula Rody + Packy Lee - Meat Kalidascope

Maggie Cronin-Helium

Photo + Film Luca Truffarelli 

Luca Truffarelli is a freelance photographer and video maker based in Dublin. He graduated in photography in 2011 and started experimenting and challenging himself in the field of visual arts. Over the past few years he has been involved in contemporary dance and theatre works as a photographer/video maker, visual/set designer and artistic collaborator. Recently he has found a passion for food photography working alongside some of Dublin's top chefs. 

His work can be seen in:

Photoireland; Dublin Dance Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, Espace des Arts, The Ark, Sky Art, Tate Britain, Hangartfest, Fringe Festival, Bealtaine Festival, DMJ Japan; Boys and Girls; Carve On; L'Oreal, Brown Thomas; The organic collective, Boqueria, Fitzwilliam Hotel; Listone Giordano, Manrico Cashmere, Narrow Jeans; Bargello Museum of Florence, Studio 6 Aprile for RAI.

Projections Jack Phealan

Jack is a video artist and technologist who specialises in integrating new visual ideas and technology into live performance. For Man of Valour, he worked with The Corn Exchange and actor Paul Reid to develop a neo-noir world of atmospherics and shadow using 3D modelling, lighting-through-projection and real-time animation. Man of Valour won the Best Design award at the 2011 Dublin Fringe Festival. Also with The Corn Exchange he combined wireless cameras and real-time post-production to bring the audience closer to the cast of the award-winning Freefall.

Other theatrical credits include World to Come (Cryptic Theatre, Glasgow); Alice in Funderland (THISISPOPBABY / Abbey Theatre); Dubliners (The Corn Exchange / Dublin Theatre Festival);  The Lulu House and MacBeth (Siren Productions); Love and Money (Hatch Theatre), and Woman & Scarecrow (Siren / Abbey).

Jack was also a core member of the creative / tech team behind Playhouse, a large-scale interactive lighting installation for public expression. Produced for Dublin Theatre Festival in 2009, Playhouse turned Dublin’s Liberty Hall into an 11 storey, full-colour video display that displayed animations submitted by the public to music synchronised with Dublin City FM.

Production

Producer Prime Cut 

Based in Belfast Prime Cut Productions is Theatre Company in residence at The MAC, and is one of Ireland’s leading independent theatre producers. Established in 1992, the company has produced some of the island's most memorable and thought-provoking theatre. We are committed to providing audiences with challenging and outstanding theatre which reflects and interrogates some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Special Thanks 

Gilly Campbell, Collette Norwood, Benjamin Perchet, The Mapel Leaf Club, Emily Aiobhan, Eileen Mc Clory, St Louises Comprehensive College Marie Manion, Nikki McCloughland, Kids in Control, Matt Farris, Hyde Bank College. Dj More Moore, Sarah Gordon.