Brú Theatre create stunning virtual reality show

Galway Daily theatre Brú Theatre create stunning virtual reality show
Ar Ais Arís by Brú Theatre. photo credit: Julia Dunin Photography

Join Brú Theatre on a Virtual Reality exploration of music, movement and migration through the breath-taking landscape of Connemara this summer.

Taking inspiration from the writings of Máirtín Ó Cadhain, Pádraic Ó Conaire and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Brú has created an 180° immersive Virtual Reality film which evokes the emotional journey of migration which has impacted Ireland for generations.

Ar Ais Arís, a Galway 2020 and NUI Galway commission will tour the Atlantic West coast of Ireland from 10-20 of June engaging communities historically affected by migration.

The show is part of Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh, a nationwide, ten day season of arts experiences brought to you by the Arts Council in a celebration of renewed optimism this summer.

James Riordan, Artistic Director of Brú Theatre, said “We are really delighted to be able to share the work with the Gaeltacht communities throughout Ireland.”

“We are really proud of what we’ve created and very much looking forward to bringing new work in the Irish language and virtual format to coastal communities who for many years saw people leave their shores never to return.”

“We create work to share it, and Brightening Air is an amazing chance for us to meet our audiences and to immerse them in something new inspired by our collective history.”

This will be James’ latest work since being announced as the recipient of the Abbey Theatre’s Michael Hogan Commemoration Bursary, commissioning new work provoked by Ireland’s War of Independence and Civil War period.

Brightening Air | Coiscéim Coiligh brings together some of Ireland’s most exciting artists and arts organisations in a celebration of renewed optimism and brighter days ahead.

The programme, with experiences both live in person and available to enjoy at home, runs from 11-20 June 2021 in all sorts of venues around the country.