Marking what would have been the weekend of the festival, was SLICE #2 – a live broadcast featuring a stellar line-up. View the individual performances in full below.
Taking place on what would have been the weekend of the festival, we live-streamed SLICE #2 of the festival to online audiences.
The special broadcast on 6 June featured a stellar line-up of national, international and native Carlow artists from a diverse range of art forms from Circus, Opera, Dance, Comedy, Theatre, Visual Art, New Writing & Music – including newly commissioned and site specific work.
Featuring Louis Lovett (Theatre Lovett) as international arts critic Villum Harsch (our festival host), a mix of live and pre recorded content streamed as a live broadcast across our youtube channel and facebook page on 6 June at 8pm.
The broadcast was available to view in its entirety for 1 week after broadcast and had have Irish Sign Language Interpretation and/or Subtitles throughout, demonstrating the festivals continued commitment to accessibility.
Individual pieces from SLICE #2 will are available to watch in full below.
This event is free to view. If you would like to make a donation to support the work of Carlow Arts Festival, we would be very grateful.
[Christina Zauner & Sam Letch – Circus] Austria / UK
Curiosity explored through movement. Two Circus Performers literally taking Circus and Dance “Hand in Hand“ .
Exploring the possibilities of spontaneous movement, physical trust and creative cinematography.
Exotic v. Baskin: The Micro-Opera
[Exotic Opera – Lucia Lucas, Ariana Lucas, Dana Kaufman, Tom Swift] USA / Berlin / Ireland
A Tiger King-inspired micro-opera. Commissioned by Carlow Arts Festival. Violence. Vengeance. Big Cats. This operatic riff on the true story behind the Tiger King phenomenon is a darkly funny musical duel between zookeeper Joe Exotic and his arch-nemesis Carole Baskin.
[Josefina Gorostiza] Argentina
A powerful dance/music/spoken word piece that highlights the conflict in the relationship between the arts, paid work and unpaid work.
Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer & Playwright Felispeaks is creating a new piece for Carlow Arts Festival that promises to introduce you to the journey of emotion in every story – inspiring thought, excitement and perspective.
Grow Your Own Way
[Cian Jesus Kinsella] Ireland
Cian’s top tips on Isolation and LOCKDOWN from a field in Carlow… this performer goes back to the land. Follow his journey into farming and partial insanity.
Weekend of Bernie
[Bryan Quinn] Ireland
Offered up for adoption by wolves, Spanish Bernie is a man with a chequered future and his determination to take over the Carlow Arts Festival is the only thing keeping him going in these crazy times. Tune in to Bernie’s manifesto from the comfort of your own lockdown.
oh sweet future dream
[Emma Martin] Ireland
A visual essay/mixtape/collage on the dance between reality, ideas, memory, imagination and the metaphysical. Using a mash-up of original and found material.
[Ella Lily Hyland] Ireland
A snippet of Kasey’s life and her ideas on sex, drink and comfort food. New piece, written and performed by Carlovian and recent Lir graduate Ella Lily Hyland.
To Whom it should concern
[Maya Jackson] USA
This very special Noble Call was written and performed by Maya Jackson.
Our host… International Art Critic, Villum Harsch
[Louis Lovett / Theatre Lovett] Ireland
His career went south in the Naughties. He was left out in the cold. But we found him, in self isolation, somewhere out there. In mid-career lockdown. We’ve enticed him out of his slump to sit up and chair our festival. To be our host.
(He thinks we’re in Monte Carlo. Say nothing.)
[by Amanda Feery, performed by Crash Ensemble] Ireland
Ireland’s leading new music group, Crash Ensemble premiered ‘Vultures’ by Amanda Feery at Ducketts Grove, Carlow for Carlow Arts Festival in 2017 as part of their 20th Anniversary celebrations, Crash-lands.
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