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Fiona Shaw: Blowing the Heart Open

IRELAND 100: Fiona Shaw: Blowing the Heart Open

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 7:00 PM

IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture

Join the famed two-time Olivier Award-winning actor and director, also our festival's Artist-in-Residence, for an intimate evening of performance showcasing the texts of W.B. Yeats and Emily Dickinson with guest musician Liz Knowles.

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IRELAND 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts & Culture
Fiona Shaw
Blowing the Heart Open

Join famed Tony Award-nominated and two-time Olivier Award-winning actor and director Fiona Shaw--also the IRELAND 100 festival's Artist-in-Residence--for an intimate evening of performance showcasing the texts of W.B. Yeats and Emily Dickinson with guest musician Liz Knowles.
 
A note from Fiona Shaw on the performance:
 
"Ireland's William Butler Yeats wore his heart on his sleeve, his poems, and in his voice; he was an ebullient monolith of a public man. And there across the Atlantic--coming to the end of her short life in America as Yeats grew into his--was Emily Dickinson, a creature of private fragment.
 
Our two countries gave us these great beacons of emotional truth devoted to the part of us that needs a world to name the unnamable. I thought it would be one way to mark the IRELAND 100 festival with a hand across the water. In this evening, you will hear complementary sounds from Dickinson and Yeats: one short and minimal; the other extravagant and loquacious.
 
Two poets circling the heart and blowing it open…"

May 31: Free Explore the Arts post-performance discussion.

Performance Timing: TBA

Watch and Listen

IRELAND 100 Festival Trailer