Fidget Feet, in partnership with Clare Arts Office, are bringing In the Open to Ennis, County Clare, with a series of outdoor events over the coming months. The first event will be Fidget Feet’s brand new outdoor show, A Handful of Dreams, currently touring nationwide.
A Handful of Dreams infuses a specially designed outdoor rig with an ancient magic. This beautiful celebration will connect to the hearts of each audience member while restoring the joy of being alive.
This magical journey, connecting to your heart, will bring you to a new world where we can dance in the sky! The show is inspired by the poem The Stolen Child by William Butler Yeats (1865–1939). The innovative musical score will be grounded in traditional Irish music and folklore but will embrace a world of contemporary composition and sound design.
In the Open | Faoin Spéir is an Arts Council funded programme developed in response to the COVID-19 crisis for 2021 which will see a variety of outdoor arts events taking place in public spaces around Ireland. As we expectantly emerge from the pandemic in the second half of 2021 and into 2022, In the Open | Faoin Spéir will help to bring a renewed spirit of optimism and confidence in a fulsome return to the arts.
This free event is now BOOKED OUT but to be placed on a waiting list please click on the booking links below.
A Handful of Dreams is Produced by Fidget Feet and Funded by the Arts Council. Co-commissioned by Siamsa Tíre through their Associate Artists Scheme, Spraoi, Riverbank Arts Centre, Town Hall Theatre and Carlow Arts Festival.
In the Open is funded by the Arts Council and Clare Arts Office and is supported by glór.
Director : Chantal McCormick
Music : by Jym Darling from Fidget Feet and Thomas Johnston from Ceol Connected
Vocals : Kathleen Turner
Costumes : Sinead Lawlor
Creative Cast : Aisling Ní Cheallaigh, Jenny Tufts, Jennifer de Brún, Oran Leong, Sara Granda, Jym Daly, Thomas Johnston, Kathryn Cooley, and introducing Yolandi Daly
Dramaturg : Andrew Loretto
Clairvoyant : Sharon Loerzer
Rigging Consultant : Bryan Donaldson from High Performance Rigging
Sound and Winch Operator : Jacob Woulfe
Technical Manager : Gearoid O’hAllmhurain
Photography by : Jym Daly and Ste Murray
This event will feature special guests including local musicians and set dancers.