Manchán Magan, Fabulous Beast Board Member Talks About Rian
“Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre’s new show Rian will change everything. It is likely to become a sensation, in my opinion – finally, a show from Ireland that can fully, proudly and potently represent us on the world stage. It may be as era-defining as the original ‘Ó Riada sa Gaiety’ show over 40 years ago. Describing it without succumbing to hyperbole is difficult.
As a show it’s closer to ritual or sacrament than standard theatre. It outstrips any previous Fabulous Beast show in terms of integrity, performance, subtlety and choreographic beauty. It has a visceral, almost spiritual, impact on audiences, without being in any way manipulative or sensational.
Watching it is a cathartic experience – it seems to somehow bypass the rational mind, hitting home somewhere far deeper. Rian is by far the fullest manifestation of what Michael Keegan-Dolan and Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre has been trying to achieve.
There are only 4 performances of Rian in the Gaiety starting this Thursday. It is going to be an exciting week! Something very special is being born.
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2012 Festival Dates: September 27 - October 14 2011.
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