VIDEO LAUNCH Rusangano Family
D-Light Studios, 46 North Great Clarence St, Dublin 7pm Adm free (donations appreciated and accepted). To apply for tickets (which are limited) email firstname.lastname@example.org Following their RTE Choice Music Prize win for Let the Dead
Bury the Dead, Limerick’s Rusangano Family launch their new single, I Know You Know, on Friday June 16. Ahead of that launch, the trio present a multi-stranded show that includes a screening of the video (directed by the rather classy Bob Gallagher), spoken word performances from MuRli and God Knows, a DJ set from mynameisjOhn, and a talk by Rubberbandits’ Blindboy Boatclub on the state of mental health in Ireland. This is BYOB event, so please drink sensibly and dance like mad things. TCL
JAZZ Monika Ryan Quartet
Arthurs, Dublin, 9pm, ¤10/¤8, arthurspub.ie US vocalist Monika Ryan has been performing in New York clubs since her teens, working with some of that city’s greats like guitarist Gene Bertoncini and drummer Charli Persip. She has been particularly associated in recent years with Dublin-born guitarist David O’Rourke, a much sought-after accompanist who is gaining a reputation as one of New York’s top arrangers for big band. O’Rourke alas is not accompanying Ryan on her short European tour (she also plays Bert’s in Belfast next Friday and Saturday), but she has recruited a top-notch local trio featuring guitarist Julien Colarossi, bassist Dave Fleming and drummer Shane O’Donovan.
ART Oskar Schlemmer: The Triadic Ballet
VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art, Old Dublin Road, Carlow Until September 10 visualcarlow.ie The avant-garde German artist, designer, choreographer and later Bauhaus professor Oscar Schlemmer devised his Triadic Ballet in Stuttgart 1922. He translated the cartoonish geometry of his paintings into costumes for dancers in a colourfully modernistic recreation of ballet or, as he put it himself: “A party in form and colour.” In 1970, Südfunk, Stuttgart with Inter Nationes and RTB, the Belgian television network, staged a full-scale production of The Triadic Ballet, produced by Bavaria Atelier and directed by Helmut Amann. The production was captured on 35mm film. Regular screenings of the film form the centerpiece for VISUAL’s Carlow Arts Festival strand. AD