Ireland’s Leading Live Art Festival 'Live Collision' Launches Its 10th Edition

Live Collision International Festival at Project Arts Centre will present 38+ groundbreaking artists from across Europe, the UK and Ireland and host 15 premieres over 4 days.

Ireland’s Leading Live Art Festival 'Live Collision' Launches Its 10th Edition
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Live Collision International Festival (LCIF2019), Ireland’s leading live art festival, announces today its exceptional programme of daring new theatre, dance, music, art, installations, activism and parties which will take over Project Arts Centre in Dublin from 24 until April 27 2019.

Ireland’s Leading Live Art Festival 'Live Collision' Launches Its 10th Edition

Exploring diverse themes such as class, race, capitalism, Irish diaspora, political rhetoric, migration, feminism and displacement, the 2019 programme contains 18 eclectic events including 15 Irish Premieres and 2 World Premieres by 38+ groundbreaking artists from across Europe, the UK and Ireland.

Check out our list of the queer acts not to be missed at this year’s festival.

This unique 4 day event will showcase artists of exceptional calibre – from seminal international artists making groundbreaking work across the globe, to Ireland’s most exciting new voices and next-generation of performance makers.

UK-based artist, Rachael Young and her badass band of superhumans as they weave together Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones in NIGHTCLUBBING. This explosive new performance piece will bring visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution in Dublin.

 

Rachael Young’s ‘Nightclubbing’

ADMIN by Irish artist Oisín McKenna will explore the relationship between class, capitalism and health, shared from the perspective of being an ex-pat living in London. This work-in-progress is about being poor, precarious and lonely, and adding items to your Watched List on eBay in the hopes of feeling better.

 

Ireland’s Leading Live Art Festival 'Live Collision' Launches Its 10th Edition
Oisin McKenna’s ‘ADMIN’

Cock and Bull, is a highly acclaimed theatre piece by Nic Green, originally conceived for the eve of the 2015 UK General Election. 3 females will convene to perform their own, alternative, party conference. Responding to the meaninglessness and repetition of empty political promise, the privilege of the governmental elite and the deep discontent of an increasingly disproportionate and divided society, this work is part protest, part catharsis, part exorcism.

 

Ireland’s Leading Live Art Festival 'Live Collision' Launches Its 10th Edition
Cock and Bull

2019 marks the 10th edition of Live Collision International Festival. Started in 2009 by Dublin artist Lynnette Moran, and with the support of the Jerwood Arts Foundation, the Festival has quickly evolved from an experimental grassroots programme into being Ireland’s leading live arts festival and industry trailblazer.

Lynnette Moran, Festival Director of Live Collision International Festival says:

“2019 marks the 10th edition of the festival and I am immensely proud of how it has grown from very simple beginnings to the platform it is today.

Ireland’s Leading Live Art Festival 'Live Collision' Launches Its 10th Edition
Lynnette Moran, Festival Director of Live Collision International Festival

“I have a huge respect for our loyal audiences who are open-minded, trusting and inquisitive and have continued to grow with us on this journey. Like any 10 year old, this is just the start but we are running at the future with boundless energy and excitement!”

The Festival only curates work that has never been presented in Ireland before and deliberately embraces interdisciplinary and intergenerational work to create relevant and vibrant spaces for artists and audiences to engage and strike conversations around politics, provocations and experiences.

View the Live Collision Festival programme and book tickets for performances here.

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