Triskel Backstage

Triskel Backstage

On Triskel Backstage, Gillian Hennessy & Eimear O'Brien go behind the scenes with arts workers to find out why they do what they do. Gillian is Marketing & Development Manager at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Eimear is Director of Lunasa PR, Cork. Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay

Triskel Backstage with Brendan Galvin
Jul 5 2022
Triskel Backstage with Brendan Galvin
Brendan Galvin is a freelance company and production manager. He has worked extensively in the theatre and entertainment industry. Spanning a career over forty years, he has held many positions, some of which include:  Irish National Ballet: Stage ManagerOpera House, Cork: Production ManagerBelfast Festival at Queens: Production ManagerRiverdance European & Japan Tours: Company ManagerGate Theatre, Dublin: Tour Production Manager for The Beckett Festival, Lincoln Centre, New York, Spoleto Festival, Charleston, Du Maurier Festival, Toronto, Melbourne Festival, Barbican Festival London, Sydney Festival, Pinter Festival Gate Theatre, Waiting for Godot National and International Tour Manager.Mark Knopfler, Sailing to Philadelphia World Tour: Assistant Tour ManagerRiverdance on Broadway: Line ProducerJulian Lloyd Webber Irish Tour: Tour ManagerEveryman Palace Theatre, Cork: Théâtre Manager.Landmark Productions: Stage Director: Underneath the Lintel, The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger, Between Foxrock and a Hard Place, Greener, Knives in Hens, Breaking Dad. Backwards Up a Rainbow, Straight to Video.Abbey Theatre, Dublin: Company Stage Manager and Tour Production Manager for the Abbey Theatre on numerous productions since 2008. His most recent work was as Company Stage Manger on the national tour of Every Brilliant Thing and the highly acclaimed An Octoroon which recently finished at the Abbey Theatre. ___ Triskel Backstage is hosted by Gillian Hennessy, Marketing and Development Manager with Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, and Eimear O'Brien, Director of Lunasa PR. Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
Triskel Backstage with Liz Meaney
Jun 7 2022
Triskel Backstage with Liz Meaney
Liz Meaney is Performing Arts Director for the Arts Council. As a senior leader she has held positions in a range of art form and practice areas. As Arts Director she led on the policy and processes which resulted support for; a new national opera company, a three year funding agreement for Ireland’s National Theatre the Abbey, and the transformation of the agencies key funding programmes. Liz was responsible for the Arts Council 2016 centenary programme where she ensured the development and delivery of one of the country’s most successful national commissioning programmes. Liz led the establishment of Creative Schools. This Arts Council programme, now running across 300 schools, operates in partnership with the Dept of Education and Skills and Creative Ireland. In her early career she worked with Cork Film Centre, Cork Film Festival and Kino Arthouse Cinema. She was Manager of the Galway Film Centre, a film resource organisation, from 1997-2001. Returning to Cork in 2001 she took up her position as Cork City Council Arts Officer and was involved both in the bid and the realisation of Cork as European Capital of Culture 2005. She has served on the boards of Cork 2005 European Capital of Culture, the Association of Irish Festivals and Events, and Cork Midsummer Festival. She was Chair of the Association of Local Authority Arts Officers. Her experience ranges from the commissioning of large scale public spectacles with audiences in excess of 150,000 to long term strategic planning, capital projects and grant aid management. A graduate of University College Cork, Liz has a Masters in Irish History. She is a certified IPI Project Manager. ___ Triskel Backstage is hosted by Gillian Hennessy, Marketing and Development Manager with Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, and Eimear O'Brien, Director of Lunasa PR. Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay
Triskel Backstage with Ríonach Ní Néill
Mar 1 2022
Triskel Backstage with Ríonach Ní Néill
On our first episode of Triskel Backstage, we speak with Dance Curator Ríonach Ní Néill. RÍONACH NÍ NEÍLL has over 20 years experience in performance, curation, socially-engaged arts practice and community education. Her work has no fixed borders in its focus on civic dialogue, and has involved collaborations across dance, architecture, film, geography, engineering and health, in Irish and in English.  Ríonach was a long-time member of Tanztheater Bremen, and performed in Ireland for Finola Cronin, Fearghus Ó Conchúir and Liz Roche amongst others. In 2006 she established her company Ciotóg for which she has choreographed 11 works, and the Macushla Dance Club for +50s, which nurtures creative exchange between older people and the professional dance community. Her curatorial works includes founding Corp_Real | Galway Dance Days, an international platform for multi-disciplinary engagement with dance and social issues, and dance curator of Firkin Crane. She was a founder faculty of the Geragogic arts facilitation course of the Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung, Wolfenbüttel, Germany, and holds a PhD in Geography from UCD.  Her debut film, The Area, with co-director Joe Lee, won the Dioraphte Jury Prize for Best Film, Cinedans Festival 2014; Best Irish Film at Light Moves Screendance 2014, and Best Short Dance Documentary at Choreoscope International Dance Film Festival 2015. Her second film, I Modh Rúin won Best Irish Short Film, Wexford Documentary Film Festival 2021. Her 2021 film with Joe Lee, Portráidí Criathraigh, documents Sean Ó Flaithearta’s land art and has screened in film festivals worldwide and on Irish TV.  In the last decade, her focus is on engaging the public with the climate crisis through multi-disciplinary public art projects in Ireland, Sweden and European Capitals of Culture, Galway and Novi Sad. ___ Triskel Backstage is hosted by Gillian Hennessy, Marketing and Development Manager with Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, and Eimear O'Brien, Director of Lunasa PR. Music by Coma-Media from Pixabay