Wednesday 22 November 2017

U2 guitarist brings an Edge to wife's art project

Louis le Brocquy: hopes to see his paintings 'dance'
Louis le Brocquy: hopes to see his paintings 'dance'

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

U2 guitarist Edge and his choreographer wife Morleigh Steinberg have collaborated to create a music and dance piece inspired by the work of artist Louis le Brocquy.

'Cold Dream Colour', which makes its world premiere in Dun Laoghaire's Pavilion Theatre on November 12, marks the 94th birthday of the Dublin-born artist recognised as the foremost Irish painter of the 20th century.

Californian Steinberg, who married musician Edge in 2002, revealed she has been fascinated by Le Brocquy's art since she moved to Ireland 15 years ago and had asked his permission before embarking on the work.

"I asked him if he had ever seen his paintings danced? His face lit up and he replied, 'It would be an honour'," she said.

The show will be presented by Steinberg herself, along with other dancers including her sister Roxanne Steinberg, Grant McKay, 'Oguri' and Katherine O'Malley.

It is hoped that Le Brocquy will attend the show's opening. Tickets are on sale at the theatre box office at €18, €22 and €35.

Irish Independent

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