WED­NES­DAY 02.03.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - Peter Craw­ley AD

THEATRE They Called Her Vi­valdi Theatre Lovett, one of the most imag­i­na­tive and in­dis­pen­si­ble com­pa­nies at work to­day, be­gin tour­ing their lat­est show, an up­beat com­edy ad­ven­ture for young au­di­ences, which fol­lows a fas­ci­nat­ing spell of dark­en­ing ma­te­rial. Louis Lovett’s work with his com­pany has in­volved de­pict­ing whole worlds in com­mand­ing solo per­for­mances, or col­lab­o­rat­ing with wider mu­si­cal en­sem­bles. Here, he part­ners with ever-ris­ing star Genevieve Hulme Bea­man to play a father and daugh­ter who live in a hab­er­dasher shop. Ed­ward M Hab­er­dasher has crafted a pair of pe­cu­liar ear­muffs for his daugh­ter, a sen­si­tive mu­si­cal prodigy. When Ce­cilia Maria’s mu­si­cal gift is re­vealed, she qui­etly be­gins mak­ing a name for her­self in a ca­cophonous world. ART Anne Wen­zel: Night Falls, Day Breaks Ger­man-born Anne Wen­zel is based in the Nether­lands and this is her first solo show in the United King­dom and Ire­land. She is known for ce­ramic sculp­tures and in­stal­la­tions that are mon­u­men­tal while es­chew­ing the tra­di­tional iconog­ra­phy of the heroic mon­u­ment, not least in opt­ing for a mal­leable, flex­i­ble, frag­ile ma­te­rial – clay – rather than stone or bronze. Rather than re­in­forc­ing the cer­tain­ties of na­tion­al­ist ar­chi­tec­ture and sculp­ture, she aims to open up the sculp­tural lan­guage to cur­rent, com­mu­nal chal­lenges.

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