FROM THE HEART
No. 13 North Great Georges Street, Dublin Fringe Festival 2010
Presented by Louise White and Kate Nic Chonaonaigh.
NOMINATED FOR BEST DESIGN, BEST OFF-SITE PRODUCTION and SPIRIT OF THE FRINGE AWARD in
The audience were taken on a journey through performance and installation in a decrepit Georgian mansion; they were given small ‘performance gifts’ during the piece; these included stolen moments with individual performers sharing secrets, imparting small tokens or rubbing their palms with lavender balm. The performance ended with the audience gathered together in a room with a large dining table set with cups of tea, bread and jam for them to eat and drink together.
'In devastation there is beauty. In all that is faded and worn something new must bloom. This place is rare. It tells our story, it echoes those that have gone before. Look around you. There are whispers of histories, adventures unfolding and secrets being shared. Experience our search for redemption in this crumbling Georgian mansion. Pain brought us here but now we’re finding the way out. Come along, our arms are open. What lies around the corner can only make us better'.
Kate Nic Chonaonaigh
Directed and Conceived by Louise White
Designed by Louise White & Kate Nic Chonaonaigh
The Performance Corporation's SPACE Production Award.
Image: Emily Quinn