CoisCéim’s The Wolf and Peter Heads out on Tour
CoisCéim Dance Theatre brings this timeless story of courage and imagination to international audiences
CoisCéim Dance Theatre begins international performances of their hit show "The Wolf and Peter" when it opens at DanceXchange, Birmingham this Friday (December 2). After playing for four performances, it travels on to Dance City, Newcastle next week. These UK dates mark the first part of its international tour which includes performances in Melbourne, Penrith and at the Sydney Opera House, Australia in June/July 2017. The production – CoisCéim’s first for family and younger audiences - has already been acclaimed at performances Baboró International Arts Festival in Galway and Belfast International Arts Festival in 2015.
The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys said:
“It’s great to see CoisCéim branching into children’s productions so successfully with this new piece of work. Having already wowed Irish audiences, CoisCéim will now present this work in the UK and Australia, thanks to support from Culture Ireland. This international presentation will once again ensure that some of Ireland’s best artists are brought to new audiences, generating greater awareness of Ireland’s culture and creativity.
Featuring five outstanding dancers with a live piano performance, CoisCéim Dance Theatre takes this timeless story of courage and imagination as inspiration for this magical and beautiful show. Here, the story is told through the eyes of a WOLF. Filled with dance and live music, this fun and richly theatrical production by David Bolger gives life to a Bird, a Cat, a Duck, a Boy, and of course a WOLF in a highly energetic original work that will capture the hearts of all ages.
Peter and the Wolf was a musical score originally written as an engaging way to introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra. For this production, the extraordinary pianist Conor Linehan will play both the classic score and his own new compositions live on stage. The Wolf and Peter will take children, and their families, on a thrilling adventure to explore and discover contemporary dance and performance at its best.
Head of Children, Families & Creative Learning, Sydney Opera House, Bridgette Van Leuven said: “The Wolf and Peter is one of the highlights of our 2017 programme and I’m personally delighted to be working with Culture Ireland to bring the internationally acclaimed and unbelievably accomplished CoisCéim Dance Theatre all the way to Bennelong Point from the Green Isle. “
Further information about the touring dates, including national dates throughout Ireland, is available here.