Dublin - Two Festivals, One Night

Last night, we managed to squeeze in events from two popular Dublin festivals.  We started with the Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival performance of Circa at the Gaiety Theatre.  Photographs weren't allowed during the performance, but I managed to grab a few snaps before the show started.  The theatre was lush and red with ornate plasterwork.
 
 
 Circa was powerful and raw.  It was a dance performance of unparalleled strength, daring, and acrobatics.  Thumping metallic beats swarmed the stage as two men twirled their female partner like a jump rope.  It really seemed dangerous which made it all the more amazing to watch -- one false move and someone would have broken their neck!  The show also defied traditional gender roles with women catching and lifting men and men partnering men and women partnering women.  There's a good video of the performance on the festival site.

After Circa, we took the LUAS to Ranelagh to catch an event on the Ranelagh Arts Festival Program.  The Roof Rabbits were playing traditional bluegrass/jug band music at Humphreys.
 
 
The Roof Rabbits were amazing to watch.  I especially liked the homemade bass that required work gloves to play.  The strummer really seemed to be enjoying himself so much that I couldn't help but smile and tap my foot along with the music.

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