Study Morning: The World of Performance

Event type:
Conferences & Study Mornings
Lecture Theatre
€25/ Students €5

Detail from Edgar Degas, 'Two Ballet Dancers in a Dressing Room', c.1880 

Saturday 19 October 2013, Lecture Theatre

The world of performances and performers has long fascinated audiences and those outside the word of stage and screen. This study morning is held in conjunction with the display The World of Performance: Dance, Theatre, and Song. It will bring to centre stage the elements of performance – acting, dancing, directing, and will discuss the preparations and processes involved in creating memorable performances.

The study morning will conclude with a dance performance by CoisCéim Dance Theatre.

10.00   Welcome
Dr Marie Bourke, National Gallery of Ireland

10.10   Introduction to 'The World of Performance: Dance, Theatre and Song'
Niamh MacNally, Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Ireland

10.40   The Art of Performance – Dance
Dr Breandán de Gallaí, Dancer, Choreographer, Dance Scholar

11.10   Coffee

11.30   Writing and directing the performance
Conall Morrison, Director and Playwright

12.00   The Art of Performance – Theatre
Derbhle Crotty, Actress

12.30   Panel Discussion
Chair: Professor Chris Morash, Head of English, NUI Maynooth; founder of the Centre of Media Studies at NUI Maynooth (2003);
Chair of the Compliance Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland; member of the Royal Irish Academy.

1.30pm The study morning concludes with a performance - The Art of Performance by CoisCéim Dance Theatre


Details: Tickets: €25 (Students €5), in advance from the Gallery Shop. 10% discount in the shop and café on production of your ticket on the day.

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