WED­NES­DAY 17.08.16

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - SEVEN DAYS - AD PC

THEATRE The Dream of Eith­linn There’s some­thing si­mul­ta­ne­ously heart­en­ing and gravely con­cern­ing about new com­pa­nies who emerge with new ideas that are as old as the hills. But lets give Can­dlelit Tales the ben­e­fit of the doubt. In­spired by Ir­ish mythol­ogy, but keen to ex­press thaie adap­ta­tion us­ing mu­sic, dance and sto­ry­telling, they are sum­mon­ing all the fresh, in­no­va­tive think­ing of WB Yeats in his early years. Di­rec­tor Aron He­garty’s pro­duc­tion fo­cuses on Eith­linn, locked in her crys­tal tower on Tory Is­land. I don’t know who that is ei­ther. But hav­ing brought their work to Body and Soul, Van­tas­ti­val and Knock­anS­tockan al­ready, Can­dlelit are de­ter­mined to shine a flick­er­ing light on myths that have led our way. ART Ozy­man­dias: Ulrich Vogl, Joe Scul­lion and Tadhg McSweeney There’s al­ways a hint of the epic in Joe Scul­lion’s dis­arm­ingly small-scale vi­su­al­i­sa­tions of “fic­tional mon­u­ments”, well-matched in the com­pany of Tadhg McSweeney’s equally un­mon­u­men­tal – though al­ways daz­zlingly in­ven­tive - brico­lage sculp­tures. Add Ulrich Vogl’s deft way of fun­da­men­tally rein­vent­ing and di­vert­ing fa­mil­iar ma­te­ri­als and ob­jects and you have a cog­ni­tive ad­ven­ture play­ground of an ex­hi­bi­tion.

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