May 17, 2006

ECHO – a one-night only dance and video event

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Location One presents
a one-night only dance and video event

Thursday, May 18, 2006
6:30 to 8:30 pm
dance performances at 7pm and 8pm

A collaborative project created by visual/media artist Andrew Duggan and dancers Jonathan Kelliher and Joanne Barry with musician Tom Hanafin of Siamsa Tire, the National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

ECHO is a multidisciplinary project that examines the creative dialogue between dance and video. The work explores folk movement vocabulary in an urban context.

In keeping with folk tradition, a crossroads becomes a symbolic space through which the dancers have a physical dialogue, questioning the origin of the echo.

=46or one-night only traditional Irish dance will be transported from the South West coast of Ireland to Location One’s Gallery space in New York City.  Impromptu street performances and filming will take place in NYC at undisclosed locations leading up to the event.

Andrew Duggan’s media and installation work investigates the space between tradition (fact/folk/lore, etc.) and contemporary space and time.  He plays with cultural representations and perceptions and has presented many projects in the public domain.  He has been an artist-in-residence at Location One since September 2005.  His residency is supported, in part, by The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaion (Ireland).

Siamsa Tire (pronounced shee-am-sah tir-a: enjoyment of the ground), the National Folk Theatre of Ireland was founded in 1974.  Its mission is to reflect Ireland’s great wealth of music, dance and folk tradition for the stage, through vibrant, colorful theatricality and to continue to create new folk theatre presentations, drawing on their traditions and rich cultural reservoir.  The company has performed their unique brand of folk theater at venues all over Ireland, and in the US, Canada, Britain, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Spain, South America, and Australia.


On view in Location One’s Main Gallery
LUKAS SKAPSKI: Recent Videos and Photographs
hours: Tue-Sat: 12 – 6pm – through May 20th
ROULETTE at Location One
A series of concerts featuring well-known innovators in contemporary music along with young
and emerging composers
Monday, May 15th  –  Sunday May 21st  /  all concerts at 8:30pm
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LOCATION ONE is a not-for-profit organization devoted to convergence between visual, performing and digital arts in a time of rapidly changing technology  . We invite artists from different disciplines and from different countries to work in our studios. We ask them to experiment with the new technologies of artistic creation, interaction and delivery. We urge them to collaborate in creating new works and give them virtual Internet spaces and physical gallery space to exhibit the results. Our goals are to foster the creation of new work, new forms of expression, and new capabilities in artists, and to advance new awareness in all those we reach.

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