Artastic is a street spectacle company based in Kildare that created a pageant for Saint Patrick’s parade 2011. Under the artistic direction of Vijaya Bateson and Caitriona McGowan. Artastic has enhanced the cultural life of communities throughout Ireland. Their track record in conceiving new works, engaging a range of community groups is a testament to their passion for contemporary street theatre and all its artistic, educational and cultural potentialities.
Brilliant , Chapter 3 – by Rody Doyle. Brief description of Parade contents.
Artastic adapted chapter three, to set the scene of the three children Raymond, Gloria and Ernie (who was a bit of a vampire), running though the streets from one house to another. Artastic split the story in to three sections, 1/ The intro – Bright lights and brilliant, 2/ Mooney House and 3/ O’Driscolls house. Artastic interpreted and translated the story using own unique carnival style costumes. There is a repeated emblem of the black dog of depression. These images of the dogs are created in Celtic style to reflect the back dog of depression that emerges from the Celtic Tiger. The Performers will dance and perform to the wonderful sound of Imelda May, to set the scene of a contemporary Dublin. The pageant attempts to create a colourful imagination of the scene of the story, rather than a literal one. Click here to learn more.
- Saint Patrick's parade
- Street spectacle
- Street Theatre