We make experiences. We create adventures. We are The Performance Corporation! A site-specific theatre, events and creative cultural management company, our fresh, award-winning work blends thrilling visuals, hi-tech innovation, edgy writing and strong physical intuition.
This summer we’re heading to the Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Canada’s national theatre festival) to create and perform the next phase of Expedition – our continuing journey of collaboration and artistic exploration with our Canadian partners Boca de Lupo. Expedition is a project unlike any we’ve done before. It started with a big theme – climate change – rather than our normal starting points of place or story. And we’re not sure what the end point will be. We’ve talked about it being a movement, a festival, a conversation. What we do know is that we want to involve as many voices from the scientific, activist and artistic worlds as possible as we explore the theme. The next leg of the journey takes place at Magnetic North in White Horse in the Yukon Territory – a town near the Arctic Circle that knows all about the impacts of climate change. We’re really excited to take this project a step further, and honoured it is part of Culture Ireland’s 1916 Commemoration Programme. To really get the spirit of this project check out our video from Expedition part 1 at Dublin Theatre Festival.
The Performance Corporation and Breda Cashe, in association with Project Arts Centre present
at Project Arts Centre 8-12 December 2015
We’re giving James Joyce’s best-loved short story The Dead a thrilling new operatic treatment.
This new version taps into the deep vein of musical references running through original story, taking us on journey exploring life, love and death.
Acclaimed Irish composer Ellen Cranitch and award-winning playwright Tom Swift (of The Performance Corporation) have created a pared back musical telling of Joyce’s classic story that is by turns theatrical, hilarious and tragic.
Directed by Jo Mangan, four singers accompanied by a string quartet conjure the atmosphere of a Christmas party inhabited by Joyce’s vibrant characters.
Preview: 8 December
Dates: 9 – 12 December
Matinee: 12 December 3.00pm
Real Deal: All preview tickets 8 December just €15
Full Price: €22
The Dead is part of the Ireland’s 2016 Global and Diaspora programme. The work will premiere at Project Arts Centre, Dublin in December 2015, and will tour internationally during 2016. It follows last year’s highly successful work-in-progress showing at that venue, supported by The Arts Council of Ireland.
We have two exciting projects coming up, and we’re looking for submissions from you!
Expedition 2016 – Our international development presentation with Canadian company Boca del Lupo – will be part of this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival – and we’re looking for speakers to present at our conference. Find out more here >>>
Established in 2008 The SPACE Programme is Ireland’s longest running multi-disciplinary artist’s residency. Participants have included artists and creatives working in fields as diverse as theatre, science, video art, comedy, dance and contemporary music. We are now accepting applications for this year’s SPACE Programme
which will take place in November/December. Find out more here >>>