Irish Premieres dominate the 2014 Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s has announced this year’s Festival will take place over 17 days from Thursday, 16 October to Saturday, 1 November. The 2014 Festival will also feature a number of top international acts, and premieres that will perform for the first-time in Northern Ireland.

Pushing the boundaries in contemporary international arts practice, the Festival has attracted the prestigious Schaubühne Berlin, one of Europe’s leading theatre companies. The company will make its Northern Ireland debut in a new production and Irish Premiere of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People by critically acclaimed director, Thomas Ostermeier.

In another Irish Premiere, the world’s most celebrated flamenco dancer, Israel Galván, will display his astonishing, virtuoso talents in La Edad De Oro (The Golden Age), bringing the roots of flamenco to vibrant 21st Century life, turning dance into music. The Festival also commissions Scotland’s Claire Cunningham as the 2014 Festival Artist in Residence with a new performance work, Guide Gods, exploring the perspectives of the major religions and faiths towards disability. Guide Gods is also is part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme.

The Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s will deliver an eclectic mix of world-class theatre, music, dance, film, literature and talks in venues all over Belfast from Thursday, 16 October – Saturday, 1 November 2014.

More shows and booking information will be announced over the coming months.

Tickets for the first Festival shows revealed can be booked now, direct from the venues or on the Festival website belfastfestival.com

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Post Author: Belfast Times

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