Monday, November 12, 2012

Mamuska Dublin

Mamuska Dublin returns on Friday 30th November, featuring a packed line-up of experimental video work and live performance to challenge and inspire. Audience and artists mingle in an atmosphere of play and discovery. Starts 7.30pm


1. Carol Walsh - 'A Medley of Shakespeare' - CLOWNING
2. Hillary Williams - 'Scars' - VERBAL PERFORMANCE ART
3. TheOpenRehearsals - PERFORMANCE
4. Paco Torres - 'The Rattle of Benghazi' - FILM
5. Roisin Power Hackett 'The Roche Limit' - SPOKEN WORD
7. Sandra Estrada - 'The Hand of the Inert' - FILM
8. Peter Duffy - A Political Movement - PERFORMANCE PIECE
9. Rose Lawless - 'The Virgin Mary rap' - PERFORMANCE

Mamuska Dublin is a free event supported by the Arts Council Small Festivals Scheme and curated by La Cat Salons inhouse programme of La Catedral Studios.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Tickling the Ivories

100 Years of Experimental Piano

At The Back Loft
Thursday 29th November 7.30 pm, Doors open at 7pmpm

The Back Loft/La Cat Acoustic is delighted to present an evening of experimental piano music in collaboration with curator/composer Peter Moran, with special guests Kian Geiselbrechtinger on piano and vocalist Olesya Zdorovetska.

This concert spans one hundred years of musical innovators, including acoustic, electro-acoustic and audio-visual works from Arnold Schoenberg, Henry Cowell, John Cage, György Ligeti, John Zorn and Irish composer Jennifer Walshe. The latter part of the programme will feature a selection of Peter Moran’s recent piano music, including the first full performance of “The Dublin Miniatures” – a collection of piano miniatures composed in different parts of Dublin city earlier this year, and performed with video projections of the locations where they were written.


Piano Sonata No.9, Op.68 (1910)                               Alexander Scriabin
Excerpts from Six Little Piano Pieces, Op.19 (1913)   Arnold Schoenberg
The Banshee (1923)                                                    Henry Cowell
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942)        John Cage
Musica Ricercarta (1953)                                           György Ligeti
Memories of You (1964)                                             Cornelius Cardew
Cobra (1984)                                                               John Zorn
Table-ism (2005)                                                         Peter Moran
He Was She Was (2008)                                             Jennifer Walshe
Stahl (2008)                                                                 Samuel Gfrörer
Six Beageens and other piano miniatures (2010-11)       Peter Moran
New Work (2012)                                                        Kian Geiselbrechtinger
The Dublin Miniatures (2012)                                                Peter Moran

Peter Moran and La Cat Acoustic are supported by the Irish Arts Council/An Comhairle Ealaíon

La Cat Acoustic is La Cat Salons' acoustic strand. La Cat Salons is the in-house programme of La Catedral Studios.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Anima Libera

Admission €8, info on pre-sales:
Doors open at 4pm with a Grand Tea Salon hosted by "Lady Windermere Coffee Fan"
Show starts at 6pm sharp

"A show created with the brainwaves of the audience!"

ANiMA LiBERA is a music & video art initiative by a group of multi-media artists, which merges the exploration of human consciousness with the use of sophisticated technology. During the show the band will use a live "Interactive Brain Activity Visualizer" with selected members of the audience who will be interacting with the band's music and visuals.

This project features the participation of:

ANiMA LiBERA ( Julyo, Pietro Gabriele and Martyna Halas)
Louis Yagera
Olga Kuzmenko
Paul Power ( (Enfp Visuals) )
Ambra Bergamasco ( Butoh dance )
Tara Mc Guinness (Lady Windermere Coffe Fan)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Call for Work: Mamuska Dublin

 *MAMUSKA DUBLIN  returns Friday 30th November 2012 @ THE BACK LOFT, 8pm*

 La Cat Salons calls local, national and international artists to participate in the upcoming Mamuska Dublin! This is a unique occasion to present and view evolving works,  raw ideas, unrehearsed visions, trials and errors, short masterpieces,  playful nonsense, first steps... all in the context of an informal  environment where like-minded artists meet, mingle, discuss and receive  feedback from the audience. Be a part of it!
A maximum of ten artists will present their work, with lively musical breaks for discussion.

Submission criteria:

 * open to works in the fields of dance, live performance, live installation, sound and video art
 * all works must be under 10 minutes long
 * all works must have very simple technical set up and requirements
 * send title, duration and brief description of work submitted
 * send short CV of people involved
 * inclusion of supporting material is recommended

 *Closing Date For Submissions: Monday 12th November 2012*

 Email all submissions to La Cat Salons curator Brigit McCone at Mamuska Dublin is supported by the Arts Council Small Festivals Scheme and is an inhouse production of La Catedral Studios.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mamuska Dublin

Mamuska Dublin returns on Friday 28th September, featuring a packed line-up of live performance and experimental video work to challenge and inspire. Audience and artists mingle in an atmosphere of play and discovery. Starts 8pm. Mamuska Dublin is a free event curated by La Cat Salons and supported by the Arts Council Small Festivals Scheme.


1. Emma Pearson 'Wild Thing' - PERFORMANCE
2. Nuno Theodoro - 'Dungeon' - DANCE
3. David Bickley - 'waterland' - FILM
4. Ruth Lehane - CLOWNING
5. Raoul Simpson - 'Wall of Mirrors' - INTERACTIVE VIDEO INSTALLATION
6. Lynda Phelan - 'Animalicious' - VIDEO EXCLUSIVE
7. Ciosa Le Gear 'I Knit A River' / Roland Gomez 'hang' MUSIC/KNITTED INSTALLATION
8. Katya Semler - 'Enchanted' - DANCE

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

La Cat Acoustic presents

Tony MacMahon and Steve Cooney will be performing in the Back Loft on Wednesday 22nd August - doors open 7pm on what promises to be an intimate delight of a gig.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Exploriment! weekend 18th - 20th May

La Cat Explore presents the Exploriment! Dance Fringe Weekend, dedicated to celebrating the body without boundaries, making the physical fizz and igniting the imagination in action. The weekend is an open invitation to Dublin's dancers and dance-lovers to explore all the moods of movement in diverse workshops, to see fresh performance concepts staged before their very eyes and to play, discuss and dream at our open Corroboree Café evenings of improvisation, entertainment, beverage and biscuitry.

Friday 18th May
doors 8pm, starts 8.30. free entry

Embodying Visions and Dancing Senses
An introduction to BUTOH dance facilitated by Ambra Bergamasco. More information on THIS LINK

Saturday 19th May

11.15 am – 5pm - Don't Stop the Dance workshops
The weekend kicks off in style with a series of workshops by the legendary 'Don't Stop the Dance' collective: 11.15 to 12.15 yoga warm-up, 12.40 to 13.55 Acro-pole, 13.55 - 14.00 Acro-balance, 14.10 - 17.00 Aerial rope for beginners.spacefiftyfour [at] gmail [dot] com

6pmChamber Dance - €10
For our Saturday show, we are delighted to present an exclusive preview of 'Chamber Dance', a new collaborative performance blending live classical piano and fluid movement for magical results, by dancer Rachel Mulcahy and veteran pianist Doug Lowe. Take a journey through the Romantic era with the most stunning works of Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms and Gershwin brought to life with hypnotic simplicity. Composer, pianist and dancer merge in a beautiful harmony of pure expression. Savour the afterglow at our evening corroboree café...

8pm - 11pmLady Windermere's Corroboree Café
Free Entry All Night
Inspired by the Australian Aboriginal corroboree interactive dance concept, the corroboree cafes offer a chill-out space, spontaneous performances both comical and serious, open improvisatory dance opportunities, vintage dance-related cinematic visuals and reading matter, beverages and biscuitry. Come one, come all to dance, discuss and dream... Featuring masterful audiovisual maestro Marco Gutierrez, cult comic improv crew 'The Princes of Lagos', the sinuous Apollonia tribal bellydance and a jaw-dropping aerial acro-pole display by Lisette Krol.

Sunday 20th May

12pm– 2pmButoh Workshop
In preparation for the first ever Butoh Festival Dublin on 23rd- 26th August, get a taste for yourself of this unique Japanese dance form with an exclusive workshop facilitated by Ambra Bergamasco. Butoh is a profoundly human artform, that speaks from soul to soul through images rather than shapes, building philosophical mindfulness through the body. Email ambrabergamasco [at] gmail [dot] com to book.

3pm– 5pmT.A.C. Workshop
From Far East to near at hand, the Traditional Arts Collective have been earning rave reviews across Ireland for their creative fusions of traditional dance and modern approach, putting the craic back into the ceol. Come and get a taste with this exclusive workshop and performance showcase, including an introduction to the basics of sean nós dance by Mary Beth Taylor. Email bardoimusic [at] yahoo [dot] com to book

6pmAfternoon Avant-Garde - €10
Pushing the boundaries of dance and movement in all directions, this unique mixed bag of performances includes experimental dance piece 'In Whose Hands' by Deirdre Murphy, risqué performance art dance madness by Darren & Terence, tribal silhouette dance by Roisin Corrigan and musical mimo-mask physical theatre performance by Sandra Gonzalez Bandera. Over 18s only. Blending seamlessly into our evening's Corroboree café, speaking of which...

8pm– 11pm - Lady Windermere's Corroboree Café
Free Entry All Night
Rounding out Exploriment with another night of spontaneous performance and vintage visuals, this time with a dynamic cabaret twist including a provocatively funny musical show by the gorgeous Rose Lawless, and full-throated jazzy blues by Delta O'Hara and Johnny Rayge, with perhaps a sneak preview of Mr. Rayge's forthcoming album, at everyone's favourite decadent evening of beverage, biscuitry, vintage visuals, dance, discussion and dreaming...

EXPLORIMENT! Is supported by the Arts Council under the Small Festivals scheme and is presented by La Cat Explore, in collaboration with Corroboree Productions, as part of the La Cat Salons in-house curated programme at The Back Loft