RIUCHI: The Tale of the Ancient lights

12 July 2014
20:00 - 22:50

Sweeney Memorial Public Library, Kilkee, O'Connell Street, Killkee, Co Clare
Phone: 065 9056034
Email: arts@clarelibrary.ie
Web: www.clarelibrary.ie/arts.htm

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RIUCHI: The Tale of the Ancient lights
  • Contains Strobe Lighting
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Near to Beach!
  • Booking 065 9060769 or 065 6843103 www.glor.ie kilkeeboxoffice@clarelibrary.ie
  • Tickets €7 / €5 concession or €22 family (2 adults x 2 children)

and The tale of the Ancient Lights was born and developed in Cork City in 2012.
It is the brain child of performer Guillaume Cousson and artistic director
Fernando Tunon Hernandez. They both share a love for Asian culture, beginning
from childhood with manga magazines and cartoons. Guillaume is French born with
Asian heritage but now lives in Cork full time. He has been involved in Circus
in Cork for many years and is now the acting director to Cork Circus Factory.
Fernando is from Spain and he is also based in Cork full time. He has worked
with many projects in Cork within the Cork Circus Factory and Cork Community
Art Link. They are both the core team for this show and they have travelled
with it at festivals across Europe and Ireland, gaining international
recognition. Their newest addition to the team is Donna Bloss who is a Cork
born arts administrator and PR/Marketing professional. She has volunteered and
worked over the past 10 years with many arts organisations in Cork including
Circus Factory, Cork Midsummer Festival and Cork Community Art Link

The 45
minute solo performance encompasses circus, dance and magic with a strong
ancestral Asian-legend theme. The story is told without narration; solely
through the artistic bodily movements of Riuchi. A work in progress for two
years, The Tale of the Ancient Lights was finalised this year in the Theatre
Development Centre, Cork and was showcased to a large, very pleased audience.
The finalised show has given the team the confidence to advance with a full
theatre tour around the island of Ireland next year.

Even in
its development stage since 2012 the show successfully performed at a plethora
of festivals here in Ireland and in Europe, most notably Cork Midsummer
Festival (June 21st - 25th ‘13), France Urbaka (28th
June ‘13), Stoff Fringe Festival, Sweden (23rd - 25th
August ‘13), France’s Chartes en Lumieres (21st September ‘13) and
more recently Belfast’s’ Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (04th May

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