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Project Brand New Project Arts Centre


Project Brand New is part of IMAGINE IRELAND 2011, a year of Irish Arts in America and is supported by Culture Ireland: Also part of HEREstay, HERE's creative curated rentals program that provides artists with discounted space and equipment, as well as technical support.

About the show

Ireland’s top platform for new work Project Brand New will make their New York debut at HERE for one night only as part of Imagine Ireland 2011. Since Project Brand New first burst onto the scene in 2008 they rewrote and reinvigorated the Irish performing arts landscape by doing something no one had done before…

Currently nominated for the prestigious Irish Times Theatre Award for “their long-term dedication to supporting and providing a platform for the gestation of innovative new work”, Project Brand New is curated and produced by Louise Lowe and Lynnette Moran who are part of Project Catalysts at the famous Project Arts Centre in Dublin. Project Brand New is an initiative that exists to provide a framework for theatre, dance, music and live art practitioners to develop new work outside traditional production models. It offers artists the opportunity to put new ideas into practice at a developmental stage, in an informal environment. Feedback is a key element of the PBN process, providing a format through which audience and artists can engage.

My Life in Dresses
Who will tell the story of your life long after you are gone? Sorcha Kenny believes her dresses will. This theatre piece is sparked by Sorcha’s fascination for second-hand and vintage garments. She has embarked on an ongoing ‘dress quest’ to uncover the real life stories behind the dresses lingering in wardrobes everywhere. Performer, Sorcha Kenny, encourages audience members to come in clothing that has value for them and will be available both before and after the show to hear the stories behind the audience’s sartorial choices.

A Live Art Electro Trash Band, created by Lynnette Moran is a head on collision between Live Art and dirty music to bare something trashy. It's what happens when Live Art meets Electro Trash - It's when Vitto Acconci, Bruce Nauman, Tim Etchells, Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Ron Athey, Joseph Beuys, Gilbert and George, Leigh Bowery, La Ribot, Karen Finley and Allan Kaprow all check into The Chelsea Hotel for one night only. TRASH will be performed simultaneously via a live link between a hotel room in New York city, a bachelor bedroom in Dublin and HERE.

In My Body Travels
Dancer Matthew Morris is exploring a new adventure. He’s hitching his heels high and daring to redress his first solo piece. A ‘he’ who trans- forms to ‘she’ in order to walk the wild side of a lopsided reality of assumed identity, he’s treading bare a silent world of desirable loneliness before finally surrendering to the natural order of serenity.

Welcome to the Forty Foot (Niamh McCann’s) is based on a real place on the eastern coast of Ireland, which for over 250 years has been a bathing area for people all year round. Controversy, James Joyce, nudity & feminism have been some of the themes associated with this place over the years but ultimately this short theatre piece is all about the swimming.

Journey to the End of the Night is a solo theatre performance based on Dylan Tighe’s personal diary written on the Trans-Mongolian Express from Beijing to Moscow, spanning five time zones and two continents. This intimate performance is a personal, and humorous, meditation on travel, China, capitalism, the West, Europe and Russia seen through the lens of Céline’s
1932 novel.



Feb 22 | 8pm 

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