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FOUND: Images, Objects, Things

31 Mar 2019

Second Year Students of Theatre of the Image (Department of Theatre, School of Film, Music & Theatre) UCC, are delighted to present a series of short performances taking influences from the work of international practitioners: Tadeusz Kantor, Pina Bausch and Robert Wilson.

The term ‘Theatre of the Image’ is used to describe theatre that moves away from text to a theatre of visual and aural landscapes and choreographed movement. In exploring Theatre of the Image this term, our work began with bringing a ‘found’ object to class. Using the object as our focus, we then experimented with various practices starting with the idea of Kantor’s ‘bio object’ and then moving on Bausch’s distinctive use of repetition and everyday movement, and lastly Wilson’s techniques in spatial awareness/architecture of space.


Go [to my performances] like you would to a museum, like you would look at a painting. Appreciate the color of the apple, the line of the dress, the glow of the light … You don’t have to think about the story, because there isn’t any. You don’t have to listen to words, because the words don’t mean anything. You just enjoy the scenery, the architectural arrangements in time and space, the music, the feelings they all evoke. Listen to the pictures.

Robert Wilson



Each solo performance piece lasts between 5-10 minutes.



Project coordinator: Marie Kelly


Production Liaison Officer: Fionn Woodhouse


Guest practitioners: Telory Arendell, Feidlim Cannon, Finola Cronin, Patricia Klich, Inma Pavon, Mairead Vaughan, Serge von Arx.


Design consultant: Johanna Connor


Lighting, Sound, and Stage Management Team: Department of Theatre, Final Year Students under the direction of Fionn Woodhouse.

Tickets are free but booking essential at


Performance lasts from approx 50min, contains strong language and flashing lights. Suitable for 14+. Minors should seek parental permission prior to attending unaccompanied.

Department of Theatre

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Muskerry Villas, Western Road, Cork City T12 AW97