THURS­DAY 12.11.15

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET ★ SEVEN DAYS - CL PC

KELTIC JAZZ Bo­clé Bros As jazz mu­si­cians, French broth­ers Jean-Bap­tiste and Gil­das Bo­clé (right) have rubbed shoul­ders with the likes of Gary Bur­ton and Michael Brecker, but jazz is only one in­gre­di­ent in their band. The other main fla­vor is what they call Keltic mu­sic, with Loïc Blé­jean one of the few brave for­eign­ers to get to grips with the Uileann Pipes. Sup­port from gui­tarist Brian Mooney. THEATRE The For­got­ten/ L’Oubliee Even those who weren’t bowled over by the im­pres­sive il­lu­sions and spec­tac­u­lar stunt work of James Thier­ree when he vis­ited in 2011, it was a re­fresh­ing change of pace to en­counter con­tem­po­rary French cir­cus on the Abbey stage. Raphaëlle Boi­tel’s com­pany of six per­form­ers share his dis­ci­pline (and, in Cry­ing Out Loud, his pro­duc­ers too), where cir­cus, theatre and dance come to­gether to cre­ate a tale of yearn­ing and dis­cov­ery. A woman searches for the man she loves through the ru­ins of his mem­ory, find­ing mo­ments of ec­stasy and haunt­ing ap­pari­tions. Ir­ish au­di­ences for con­tem­po­rary cir­cus have been well served in re­cent years, and here they will again find skills put to the ser­vice of nar­ra­tive as much as spec­ta­cle; im­pres­sive feats that never an­nounce them­selves with a “ta-da!”

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