The exciting dance collaboration called ‘Echoes of Calling – Encounter’ will have its online premiere as part of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme.

Acclaimed Japanese dance choreographer Akiko Kitamura has used online workshops_and_rehearsals to collaborate with three West of Ireland dancers, dancers in Tokyo,_and_sean nós singers from Donegal on a short piece inspired by her visit to Inis Oirr, Connemara,_and_Galway in Ireland in 2019.

The film is the result of a partnership between Aras Eanna Inis Oirr, Galway 2020 _and_EU Japan Fest, bringing the most westerly arts centre in Europe together with the giant metropolis of Tokyo.

The film will be available to view for free for a week from today till Friday, 30 April.

Please join us on the page below for the world premiere of the film.

The screening at 9pm in Japan (1pm in Ireland) today will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by acclaimed dancer artist_and_choreographer Breandan de Gallaí.

Akiko Kitamura will join “live” from Tokyo, along with Dara McGee of Aras Eanna Arts Centre,_and_sean nós singers Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde_and_Diane Cannon, who travelled to Tokyo for a stage performance of ‘Echoes of Calling’ in January.

We are delighted to confirm that ‘MolScéal’, TG4’s wonderful social media platform, have come on board as media partners for the launch.

In conjunction with this film release, an encore screening of the ‘Echoes of Calling’ performed in Tokyo last January will be held from today till Sunday, 16 May, with the viewing fee of 3000 Japanese yen (tax included).

Enjoy the 55 minutes performance that includes the original scenes incorporated in the short film.

Payment can be made through PayPal. No annual fee for registration. Please see below for details.


Online Lecture &  Workshop

Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 20: 00 ~ 22: 00
Format: Use the online form Zoom.
Audience: Anyone can participate.
Admission: Free
Japanese / English interpreters are available.

Meeting ID: 958 1837 9029
passcode: 482678


*** NOTES ***

・The event will be held in real time, so please participate from a quiet environment with a stable Internet connection.

・The workshop also includes an exercise to speak out, so please participate in an environment where you can.

・On the day, you will be allowed to enter ZOOM 5 minutes before.

【Live Performances Cancelled】
We regret to announce that our live performances at Spiral Hall on January 9-11 have been cancelled due to the current State of Emergency in Tokyo.  All tickets will be automatically notified by email for refund.  Thank you for your understanding_and_cooperation.

Performance without an audience was filmed_and_will be streamed online from 1 pm on Saturday, January 23 to 11:59 pm on Friday, January 29 (Japan Time).  Tickets are on sale at the link below for 2,400 yen.
*Available in Japanese only.

We will be working hard behind the scenes to develop Echoes of Calling project further.  We look forward to seeing you all in the theatre as soon as it is safe for everyone to do so.

A Collaboration Project between Ireland_and_Japan

Echoes of Calling

Saturday, January 9    18:30
Sunday, January 10    14:00 / 18:30
Monday*, January 11    14:00
*national holiday

Location: Spiral Hall