LIVE COLLISION INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2018
25 – 29 APRIL 2018

FULL PROGRAM RELEASED IN MARCH

Live Collision International Festival is a curated festival of ground-breaking Live Art, presenting works from seminal international artists and Ireland’s most exciting next-generation performance makers – including a series of DOUBLE BILLS, BITE SIZE SCRATCH, TRANS LIVE ART SALON, LIVE ART BIBLIOTHEQUE, as well as live discussions on WHY LIVE ART, WHY NOW?, workshops and a 360° virtual reality archive.

More to be announced soon…

EARLY RELEASE

Unexploded Ordinances (UXO) by Split Britches will have its IRL premier at Live Collision International Festival 2018 following its’ US premier at La Mama Theatre, as part of Under The Radar Festival (NYC). Live Collision and Bealtaine Festival join forces to bring UXO on national tour with two performance dates at Nun’s Island Theatre, Galway and The Factory, Sligo.

UNEXPLODED ORDINANCES (UXO) BY SPLIT BRITCHES

Combining a Dr Strangelove – inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.
In their Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and humour. Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape. The pioneering theatre – makers see unexploded ordnances as a metaphor for the unexplored potential in elders and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.

Tickets go on sale soon, stay tuned!

PRESS QUOTES

‘Planes carrying nukes, the terrifying sound of life atomized into static noise: “Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)” feels very much of the minute…It is also wonderful to watch the rapport Ms. Weaver and Ms. Shaw have forged over shared decades.’ – The New York Times

‘One of the ingenious paradoxes and tensions of this piece is that the very thing our society needs more of — meaningful political dialogue — here becomes inimical to a thing we need even more badly: swift, decisive rescue.’ – Gay City News