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Fabulous Beast and Sadler’s Wells at An Grianán

Liam Ó Maonlaí leads the musicians in Rian UnPlugged at An Grianan Theatre this Wed 24 Sept. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

Liam Ó Maonlaí leads the musicians in Rian UnPlugged at An Grianan Theatre this Wed 24 Sept. Photo by Ros Kavanagh.

IN Rian UnPlugged, eight hugely talented dancers from around the world share the stage with five of Ireland’s top musicians in a joyful pairing of dance and traditional Irish music.

Next week this co-production between two of the world’s top dance companies, Ireland’s Fabulous Beast and the UK’s Sadler’s Wells, will be performed at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny for one night only on Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm.

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This is a rare opportunity to see this popularly acclaimed show and as the company have requested that the audience be seated on the stage close to the performers only 60 tickets have been made available.

Rian UnPlugged is directed and choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan with musical direction from Liam Ó Maonlaí. It is an expressive cultural hybrid, tapping into Irish traditions with influences from faraway places.

Winner of a 2013 Bessie (New York Dance and Performance Award) for Outstanding Production, Rian premiered in the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2011.

It has toured to the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Italy, USA, Austria, France, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Rian has been seen and loved by more than 40,000 people across the world. This ‘unplugged’ version is performed with a new intimacy, bringing the audience up close to the performance.

Described as one of the most daring and highly original dance theatre companies in the world, (Times) Fabulous Beast is an international ensemble based in County Longford, led by artistic director Michael Keegan-Dolan. Supported by an Arts Council Touring Award.

To find out more or to become one of the lucky 60 people to experience this uplifing experience call An Grianán Theatre’s box office on 0749120777.

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Performers in Rian.

Performers in Rian.

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