Culture Night 2023: The Race ON DEMAND Marc Brew
A MOVE Commission, co-commissioned by The Ark, Dublin Dance Festival and Arts & Disability Ireland
This Culture Night, we are delighted to offer free access to stream this exciting new dance piece inspired by Aesop's Fables for children aged 4+ at home and in school.
Fri 22 Sep 2023
Created by acclaimed international choreographer, Marc Brew, and presented by The Ark, Dublin Dance Festival and Arts & Disability Ireland, The Race entwines three of Aesop's Fables to create a fun, interactive and colourful world of animals, puppets, theatre and movement.↓ Read more
Fri 22 Sep
"Simple, inclusive and thoroughly entertaining, it ticked all the boxes for a successful children’s show." ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
The Irish Times
“A thoroughly delightful outing... Brew’s storytelling is utterly compelling."
Cheer with our cast of animals as the Tortoise and the Hare set off for the finish line, join the Grasshopper in gazing with fascination as the Ants collect food for the winter ahead, and root for the little Mouse as she faces down the mighty Lion! Watch as their journeys unfold through beautiful movement and dance, and share in the lessons they learn along the way.
Originally performed as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2023, The Race is now available to stream on demand for one day only as part of Culture Night 2023. Performed by a cast of disabled and non-disabled dance artists, the show features integrated ISL and is accessible with or without captions thanks to its highly visual style.
SCHOOLS: Register using the Schools Booking Form to receive your unique link and password to stream the show for your class.
PUBLIC: Register here to receive your unique link and password to stream the show.
GO BEHIND-THE-SCENES: watch our video interviews with the team behind The Race here.
- Concept & Direction Marc Brew
- Choreographer Marc Brew in collaboration with the performers
- Performer and Rehearsal Director Rob Heaslip
- Performer Caoimhe Coburn Gray
- Performer Florent Devlesaver
- Performer Helen Hall
- Producer Kelly Phelan
- Set and Costume Designer Alyson Cummins
- Lighting Designer Suzie Cummins
- Composer and Sound Designer Tom Lane
- Puppet Designer Caoimhe Dunn
- AV Designer Kilian Waters
- Stage Manager Clive Welsh
- Assistant Stage Manager and Artist Liaison Sara Gannon
- Wardrobe supervisor and Costume maker Toni Bailey
- ISL Consultant Sean Herlihy
- Aerial Consultant Chloe Commins
- Audio Describer and Touch Tour Guide Bríd Ní Ghruagáin
- Access Worker Mel Wilson
- Filmed by Tiny Ark
The Race was filmed in 2023 with support from the Department of Education, Department of Rural and Community Development and Rethink Ireland.