WORKSHOP with – Xavier de Sousa – April 20th 2-4pm – Open Studio at the Peacock Theatre -FREE

Performance Maker, Curator, Producer

Methods of Resistance and How to Make Theatre to Save Our Futures

This workshop is aimed at collaborating with young people of Dublin on theatrical and live art methodologies that function both as making devices and actions of political and social resistance against oppression and borders.
Join Xavier de Sousa in exploring how to combine personal heritage, political activism and performance into new and radical art works that reflect who we are, what we want to be and what future we want to make.

Together, we will make personal and group manifestos and put them in practice right there and then. –

The young people attending this workshop are also invited to perform in Xavier de Sousa’s piece REGNANT at Live Collision Festival 2018 (Project Arts Centre, 28th April from 1pm).

For more information, please contact
We look forward to hearing from you.

by Col Summers

On Sunday 29th 2018, Felicity will present Pseudaria, a new play developed in collaboration with Live Collision, at Fringe Lab in Dublin city centre. Their goal is to develop the work as a one-of-a-kind conversation with their audience. Live Collision host Felicity in a digital residency as they develop Pseudaria, tracking their progress here on the Live Collision blog. This is a digital portfolio. A digital logbook. A behind-the-scenes reflection and a provocation.

by M Murphy

In the run up to the festival and continuing throughout, the TRANS LIVE ART SALON will host and present a daily blog and photography project, led by M Murphy. M will engage the new and current Salon members in conversation about art, gender and Live Collision International Festival, bringing a snapshot of the Salon’s conversations into the public eye, and giving festival participants and goers the opportunity to become more familiar with the role, purpose, and membership of the Trans Live Art Salon.


Full programme is now LIVE and ONLINE

Live Collision International Festival 2017 will take part over several phases, the first of which will take place from 19 – 23 April 2017, focusing on work presented in the formal space at Project Arts Centre.

Live Collision presents some of the most daring and beautiful work for our time. For this year’s festival we will once again present seminal national and international artists with works never before shown in Ireland. With an inter-generational approach and continuous investigation around how and why we make live work.

Artists include the legendary Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw (Split Britches of US & UK fame), Ireland based artist Amanda Coogan, Ultimate Dancer (aka Louise Ahl), Megan Kennedy (of JUNK ENSEMBLE), Dick Walsh and Hester Chillingworth; each work boldly asking us (the festival audience) to consider our place in culture, in society, in the world, in the grand scheme of things. From seismic questions on race, gender and identity to gentle agitations with rip roaring energy in equal measure.

Full details on all of this, plus our initiatives / publications / salons / residencies/ and artist call outs can be found here.