Episode 1 - 24th April
Episode 2 - 1st May
Episode 3 - 8th May
Episode 4 - 15th May
“I can see what the future will look like.”
Amadan was due to take part in a showcase of brand new work on the Lyric stage in mid April but in the last few weeks the world has changed utterly. Thankfully, the team at the Lyric decided that the work should continue in a new form and asked us if we could revise our ideas and do something new, something we've never done before. We jumped at the chance and landed in a world of social distanced delivery of technical equipment, solitary filming, Zoom production meetings and remote editing.
The Lyric say 'From an age of solitude, seven NI-based artists & directors are responding to the Covid-19 crisis while in lockdown. We've moved our artist-led initiative New Speak online and into your homes, with compelling, invigorating and urgent new work that speaks to where we are right now; from Amadan Ensemble, Dominic Montague, Katie Richardson, Lata Sharma, and Zara Janahi, and directed by Emily Foran and Oisín Kearney.
These artists have each created a dynamic short performance piece that seeks to engage with the urgent questions raised by our current political, social and economic moment; reflecting on how we got here, and imagining where we go next.'
New Speak: Re-Imagined is available to view for free from 24th April – 22nd May. Due to the nature of the material, the production age recommendation is 14+.
Amadan will be taking part in the first ever Vault Fringe on 1-2 June. This will be a mad mix of dance, comedy, visual art, axe throwing, crazy golf, music & heaps more! Amadan will be show casing their new show 'Harmony Saves The World' as well as taking part in the super circus cabaret, featured our beloved Mr. Mess. We'll also be giving you some of our delicious walkabout & introducing you to 'Tech' by Rob Kane. Tickets & more information is available here
Do you have something theatrical you want to create? A play, a performance, a script, a series of sketches? Do you need some space and/ some help?
Amadan are offering a one month residency in our fabulous studio & office so you can do just that! Come & join us in our eagles nest at the top of the awesome Vault Artist Studios & let’s make some ART. This is an expansion of our Share The Love initiative to help artists create & play.
What we are offering –
1 month of any time access to our office where you will have a desk and chair, WIFI, many posters to look at & many electrical sockets to plug into.
15hrs per week of access to our studio over the 1 month period – lots of light, the best view of Belfast & a whole wall of mirrors, white board, chalk board, fridge & tea & coffee making facilities.
2hrs per week of access to Amadan staff to help you with your project – we can watch stuff, talk through things, critique or just have cups of tea, it’s up to you!
You can decide how you want to use the space & there are no expectations for you to produce anything at the end of your time with us. This is space to PLAY.
What we need from you –
£70 – this includes a month long Vault Artist membership fee.
To abide by Vault Artist membership rules & procedures, including an induction session to the building.
To take care of the space, yourself & be mindful of our Vault community & our neighbours.
If you are interested please apply to firstname.lastname@example.org by 24th Apr 19. Decision will be announced 29th Apr 19 & residencies will start on 6th May 19.
SHARE THE LOVE WORKSHOPS
Share The Love is back! Amadan's playful series of workshops are returning in April & this time we have extended them. Over three weekends we will focus on Clown (intro & intermediate) & Bouffon. These workshops are geared towards professional arts practitioners & anyone with an interest in exploring their performance abilities, expanding their thought processes & growing their confidence. For further information please click here.
PINK & BLUE
Amadan is delighted to announce clown show PINK & BLUE will be on tour in October 2019. Dates and venues will be announced soon.
Is it true that girls and boys are so different?
Three clowns explore and play with what it means to be a boy or a girl… or maybe both… or maybe neither! With silliness and fun, this show aims to find out if we can all be who we want to be and accept others as who they are too!
Suitable for age 4 years +