Trickster Bird – The Crow Project

DÉ CÉADAOIN 14 DEIREADH FÓMHAIR

Wednesday 14 October | 8.00pm
Smock Alley Theatre ,
Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin 8
Cead isteach/admission e10
Booking: (01) 6770014 or www.smockalley.com

Trickster Bird – The Crow Project
Cleasaí Éin – Tionscadal an Phéacháin

Is cliste agus is mioscaiseach an t-ainmhí é an préachan agus féith ailteoireachta ann – go deimhin, tá sé chomh héirimiúil sin go bhfuil ar a chumas uirlisí a úsáid agus idirghníomhaíocht a dhéanamh leis an duine. Samhlaímidne, Gaeil, an préachán leis an Mór-Ríon, bandia cogaidh agus báis agus sa tSualainn féachtar ar an bhfiach dubh mar thaibhse duine a dúnmharaíodh. Ba é an préachán éan beannaithe an Ghóstdamhsa i Meiriceá; shíl na Sioux nuair a thiocfadh an Díle ar Lá an Luain go n-ardódh cleití an phréachain na góstdamhsóiri chun an tearmainn sa spéir.

Clever and mischieveous, the crow is an extremely intelligent animal – capable of tool use and interaction with humans. In Ireland, the crow is associated with Morrigan, the goddess of war and death, and in Sweden, ravens are held to be the ghosts of murdered men. The sacred bird of the famous native American Ghost Dance was the crow, and the Sioux believed when the final flood came to earth that crow feathers would raise the ghost dancers from the ground to the refuge of the heavens.
Trickster Bird is a stunning multi-media show featuring poetry and song about corvids – crows, ravens and magpies. It features field recordings of crow song by sound sculptor Slavek Kwi and songs with Caitríona O’Leary; poems in Irish, English and Scots by Máire Dinny Wren, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Mark Granier, Gréagóir Ó Dúill, Liam Ó Muirthile, Bethany
Pope, Gabriel Rosenstock and John McDonald – and live musical backdrops composed by multi-instrumental wizard Seán Mac Erlaine. Margaret Lonergan has created beautiful screen projections of the poems and songs.

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