Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bohemians' Final Interactive Airing at Limerick's Limetree Theatre: April 16th - 30th, 2013

Thanks to organisers Loic Guyon, head of Dept of French at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick [2nd from left, pictured with his wife, Anissa], Marie Hackett, Board Member of the Alliance Francaise de Limerick [2nd from right]; & to Prof Meg Harper, of UL [3rd from right, pictured with her husband, Rick], who opened the exhibition. Also pictured is Mairead Ni Bhriain, of Dept of French at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Thanks to the Alliance Francaise de Dublin for designing this wonderful poster, and to The Limetree Theatre, Limerick for hosting this, the first exhibition in their foyer. 

Thanks to legendary actor Pat Laffan for kindly reading six of Jacqueline Robinson's poems "Songs from my Heart", which can be heard via the magic of the spectator's mobile phone, & QR Code technology. 

From Galatea, read by Pat Laffan
Invocation, read by Pat Laffan

Sequentia 2, read by The Curator
Sequentia 1, read by Pat Laffan

The Unexpected, read by Pat Laffan
Verses at Night, read by Pat Laffan

Verses in Derision, read by Pat Laffan

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

1943 - A Dance Odyssey Premieres on RTE One on Easter Monday, April 1st :-)

It was wonderful to finally see Erina Brady's story being told for the first time, by her former tiny pupils in "1943 - A Dance Odyssey", my first film documentary, on RTE One on Easter Monday, April 1st, at 7.30pm.  I hear that it had 150,000 viewers, which somewhat exceeded my original expectation of about 150...

John Boland wrote of it  in his television column: "The past was... another country in 1943 - A Dance Odyssey' in which three sisters and two other women revisited the Harcourt Street premises where German-Irish Erina Brady had taught them modern dance 70 years earlier.  Their reminiscences of this exotic, bohemian woman were touching and there was a haunting and affecting quality to Deirdre Mulrooney's short film"... (Irish Independent Weekend Review, April 6th, 2013).

If you missed it, you can catch up on the Odyssey in your own time (in the next 20 days), on RTE Player, by clicking here:

Sunday Business Post, by Emmanuel Kehoe

Sunday Indpendent, by Sarah Caden
Sunday Times Culture

Irish Independent Saturday Magazine, by Paul Whitington

RTE Guide