We are very pleased to welcome, for the first time ever at An Grianán, Ireland’s most acclaimed dance company Fabulous Beast, for a limited, intimate performance of their international hit Rian UnPlugged.
Produced in association with the UK’s Sadler’s Wells, 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.
Rian from Fabulous Beast on Vimeo.
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 for one night only on Wed 24 September at 8pm.
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.