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Lasta at glór: What Moves You: Snowflake Author Louise Nealon talks Dance & Writing with Movement Artist Douglas Reddan


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What Moves You will be available to book on demand until Sunday 20th June at 10pm. 
Duration: 60 Mins
Suitable for ages 14+
Tickets: €5 + €1 Booking Fee

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LASTA – A National Arts Programme for young people by young people │  June 11 to 20 2021

LASTA at glór has been curated by Mary Nagle and Doug Reddan 

In a new innovative approach to programming, twenty-one young curators have been engaged by the Nasc venues to programme a festival of work for children and young people from 11 to 20 June 2021, delivering for the first time, a national arts programme curated entirely by young people.

What Moves You will be available to book on demand until Sunday 20th June at 10pm. 

It’s a little-known fact that Louise Nealon has got some moves. Throughout her teens, living on a dairy farm in Kildare, she danced in styles ranging from liturgical to interpretive and ballet.

Meanwhile, in a village in Clare, Douglas Reddan was getting hip-hop moves down.

In this unique conversation, Nealon and Reddan will meet for the first time to see what they, and their artforms have to say to each other. What’s the difference between a story you tell with your body and with words?

Neither artist is afraid to break the rules. When Nealon called her novel Snowflake, it was to reject the implications of that word and reclaim it. Reddan has sparred with the strictures of dance languages to find a style of movement that is properly his own.

Snowflake was inspired by a disorienting dream. Nealon and Reddan will talk about how both writing and dancing are means for artists to access dream-states, and express them; to escape banality in search of the sublime.

Expect a discussion that will range from ballet to body image, from grit to art, with a few laughs along the way.
Warning: this event may include some actual dancing.

What Moves You will be available to book on demand until Sunday 20th June at 10pm. 

Sparks with tender charm and humour . . . Fresh, bleakly funny’    Sunday Times (on Snowflake by Louise Nealon)

The participating NASC Network Venues are Backstage (Longford), An Grianán (Letterkenny), glór (Ennis), Siamsa Tíre (Tralee), The Pavilion Theatre (Dún Laoghaire), Lime Tree Theatre (Limerick), Dunamaise Arts Centre (Port Laoise), Town Hall Theatre (Galway).

Lasta is based on an original project conceived and delivered by Backstage Theatre, Longford in 2020.

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For more information on Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh go to Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh is brought to you by the Arts Council, funded by the Government of Ireland and produced by Schweppe Curtis Nunn.

Louise Nealon is the author of the bestselling debut novel Snowflake, published in May. She won the Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition in Cork in 2017 with her story What Feminism Is. It was subsequently published in Irish Times, where Nealon was spotted by literary agent Marianne Gunn O’Connor.
Nealon holds a degree in English literature from Trinity College Dublin (2014) and a master’s degree in creative writing from Queen’s University Belfast (2016). Nealon lives in Kildare, on the dairy farm where she was raised.

Douglas Reddan’s work spans movement art, choreography and film.
He has directed movement for theatre shows performed at Smock Alley and the Project Arts Centre, and has performed on stages including the 3Arena and in Paul Ryder’s 2019 summer tour. As a choreographer, he has worked on the Ireland AM Pride Special, TV ads, and music videos. He has been a member of internationally renowned Fly Dance Company, Dublin, since 2016, where he was mentored by Kerrie and Zacc Milne while studying for a Bsc in Retail & Services Management. He hails from Co Clare.

We asked Louise and Douglas ‘What moves you?’

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