Tuesday 15 October 2019

Theatre, dance, music and film at BIFE arts festival

BIFE Dance will present Kinesphere
BIFE Dance will present Kinesphere

Bray Institute of Further Education's Arts Festival will be back in March and April, presenting the best of theatre, music, dance and film at Mermaid Arts Centre.

The play Arabian Night will be staged on Wednesday and Thursday, March 20 and 21, at 8 p.m., with a matinee on the Thursday at 2 p.m.

The play was written by renowned German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig and translated by Dushingham.

Arabian Night mixes western urban apartment life with oriental mysticism and follows five souls - a dreary super, a pair of female roommates, a boyfriend, and a voyeuristic neighbour, into a journey of desire, sorcery and revenge.

Joined by the music performance and production departments, BIFE's Black Box Theatre Company will conjure their unique take on this journey of self discovery, betrayal and love in an immersive sonic experience.

Wearing blindfolds, the audience members are invited into this auditory mirage where the leaky pipes of the high rise apartment become the soundtrack.

On Friday, March 22, BIFE goes live. Following on from the success of last year's fantastic live show , music performance students will again take to the stage to showcase their individual and collective talents.

Students of BIFE's Music Performance course will perform an eclectic mix of classics, lost gems and their own stunning original material.

BIFE Dance presents Kinesphere, a sensational and invigorating performance of dance and movement, on Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28.

This performance will feature classical ballet, explosive jazz, and diverse contemporary dance. Well-known repertoire and debut performances of original choreography, by both students and tutors, will also be featured. This is an excellent opportunity to see quality work and the talent of young dancers at BIFE.

On Tuesday, April 30, work by graduating film students will be screened.

Students will screen a mix of short films, documentaries and video art. These films will be from a range of genres and are guaranteed to entertain and challenge viewers in equal measure.

Tickets for all performances, are available from the Mermaid Arts Centre.

Wicklow People