Fishamble brings 'Wheelchair' to Friars' Gate


Fishamble brings ‘Wheelchair’ to Friars’ Gate

The Galway-based dance company, Chrysalis Dance present a double bill at Friars’ Gate which promises to be a visceral feast for the senses.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
12:00 AM GMT

On this Thursday (14th March), Galway-based dance company Chrysalis Dance present 'Slings and Arrows', a double bill incorporating 'Bow And Arrow' and 'Symphony in Sync'. This double bill promises to be a visceral feast for the senses.

The audience will be brought on a poignant and emotional journey where the company will demonstrate their incredible versatility. 'Bow and Arrow' is a new dance work for six dancers with a live cello score and 'Symphony in Sync', set to Vivaldi’s sublime Concerto, a visual spectacle of movement, based on the contrasting elements of Winter and Summer.

Chrysalis Dance is Ireland's only modern ballet company. Based in Galway, the company endeavours to create the highest standards of neo-classical dance.

The Wheelchair On My Face

On Friday, 22nd March, Fishamble Theatre presents the award winning 'The Wheelchair on my Face', a look back at a myopic childhood. Written and performed by Sonya Kelly, this production was winner of the fringe first award at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 and is a combination of Little Miss Sunshine meets My Left Foot. ‘I got my first pair of glasses when I was seven. A nurse came to the school and tested everyone’s eyes. And so it was discovered why I’d thrown bread to the floating crisp packets in our local pond and walked into lamp posts and said, ’excuse me’. Until that day the world was a swirl of moving coloured blobs. I thought it was the same for everyone. How wrong I was.’ ‘Part memoir, part theatre and part stand-up comedy’ (Irish Independent), this delightful story of a myopic seven year old is brought to you by actor and comedian, Sonya Kelly (The Savage Eye). Running time 55 minutes.

‘hilarious, will please viewers of all lens-prescriptions and none.’ Irish Theatre Magazine

‘delightfully whacky.. hilarious.. tight script and engaging performance.. terrific’ Irish Times

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