Author: Crescent Elderflowers Dance Theatre
Published on 08 March 2011 03:00 PM
The Crescent Elderflowers Dance Theatre, a dance group of local ladies aged 55 plus will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a performance entitled ‘Celebrating Women: A Tapestry of Moods’, a dance extravaganza that will also showcase renowned Broadway actress Vinie Burrows.
As part of the celebrations which will take place in the Crescent Arts Centre on Thursday, March 10, the Elderflowers will be premiering their new production ‘Don’t get me started’, a captivating insight into the demands made on women by an ever changing society. From gussets to garters, and Domestos to domestic goddess, the Crescent Elderflowers production has been hailed as a ‘salute to modern women’.
‘Don’t get me started’ marks another high point for the Elderflowers following their performances last year at ‘A Crescent Overture’, and Feile an Phobail, as well as a starring role in the Changing Ageing Partnership’s Age Awareness Week 2010’s DVD.
Eileen McClory, Elderflowers Choreographer said, "It's an absolute pleasure to work with such a talented and amusing group of women. I'm inspired every day by their lust for life, enthusiasm and commitment to the project."
The local ladies' performance will be followed by the one-woman show ‘Sister! Sister!’ performed by Vinie Burrows, a celebration of the joys and labours of women of all ages, backgrounds, and religions in villages and cities worldwide. From Soweto to Appalachia, this solo theatre piece is a stunning mosaic of testimonies and narratives of and about women.
‘Celebrating Women: A Tapestry of Moods’ is taking place in the Crescent Arts Centre at 2.30pm on Thursday March 10 and will be followed by a dance workshop led by Elderflowers Choreographer, Eileen McClory.
If you would like to attend tickets can be purchased from the Crescent Arts Centre on Tel: (028) 9024 2338 or online at www.crescentarts.org