Join Brú Theater for a virtual reality exploration of music, movement and migration across the breathtaking Connemara landscape this summer.
Drawing inspiration from the writings of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Pádraic Ó Conaire and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Brú has created an immersive 180° virtual reality film that evokes the emotional journey of migration that has impacted Ireland for generations. .
Ar Ais Arís, a Galway 2020 and NUI Galway commission, will visit the West Atlantic coast of Ireland from June 10-20, engaging communities historically affected by migration.
The show is part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a ten-day national season of arts experiences presented by the Canada Council for the Arts as part of a celebration of renewed optimism this summer.
James Riordan, Artistic Director of Brú Theatre, said: “We are truly delighted to be able to share the work with Gaeltacht communities across Ireland.
“We are truly proud of what we have created and look forward to bringing new work in Irish language and virtual format to coastal communities which for many years have seen people leave their shores never to return. “
“We create work to share, and Brightening Air is an incredible chance for us to meet our audiences and immerse them in something new inspired by our collective history.”
It will be James’ last work since he was announced as the recipient of the Abbey Theatre’s Michael Hogan Memorial Fellowship, commissioning a new work brought about by the period of the War of Independence and the Civil War in Ireland. .
Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh brings together some of Ireland’s most exciting artists and arts organizations in a celebration of renewed optimism and better days ahead.
The program, with experiences both live and available at home, runs June 11-20, 2021 in all sorts of locations across the country.