To FRIENDS and FUTURE Friends!
We need your generous support to present The Fourteenth Visit at this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival.
The Fourteenth Visit is a contemporary dance piece which will be created and performed by three international dancers, with music by acclaimed musician Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh. Devised by choreographer Aoife McAtamney, this new quartet will be presented in the main gallery space of the Royal Hibernian Academy. It will be a free and ticketless day-time event for all ages.
During the autumn, the gallery will be hosting the retrospective exhibition of celebrated landscape artist Maria Simonds-Gooding. For over 50 years she has lived in and been inspired by the harsh terrain of West Kerry and of foreign places, such as Mali, Greece and Lanzarote, resulting in the creation of a startlingly original body of art work. The Fourteenth Visit will be performed amongst her works to Caoimhín’s music, allowing the audience to discover her work through the nuances of sound and movement.
The Fourteenth Visit has a special creation process happening throughout the Tiger Dublin Fringe, which runs from the 5th-20th of September. Every day of Fringe, each dancer will go separately to the RHA. They will spend an hour at the gallery gathering movement ideas inspired by Maria’s art-work and its surroundings. On the final three days of the festival, Caoimhín will visit the gallery and will gather musical ideas.
On the fourteenth visit, musician and dancers come together for the first time in the main gallery! Before your eyes they will tease out, combine and compose all of their individually collected responses to create a rapidly shifting improvised performance. The performance aims to choreographically organise and demonstrates the body's relationship to visual art and the gallery environment.
At present, we have very little financial support for this multi-disciplinary project which brings together so many exciting collaborators. We have gathered a fantastic team of internationally successful performers and with your support – no matter how big or small – we can make this extraordinarily special experience happen. The money we raise will pay for artist fees, producer fees, our marketing campaign, travel & accommodation expenses, documentation of the work and costume.
The Fourteenth Visit brings the Tiger Dublin Fringe and the Royal Hibernian Academy together for the very first time and also marks the first dance performance ever to be featured in the program of the RHA.
We can't wait to share The Fourteenth Visit with you – it'll be a completely refreshing gallery experience!
Thank you for your support!