Dublin Theatre Festival

Playgroup and Ian Wilson in association with Project Arts Centre

Una Santa Oscura

Music by Ian Wilson

Venue Smock Alley Theatre
Date 8 Oct 10.00pm
9 Oct - 10 Oct 1.00pm
10 Oct 6.00pm
Duration 45mins

Performed by Ioana Petcu-Colan (violin)
Stage, lighting and costume design Ciaran O'Melia
Video design Jack Phelan

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Una Santa

Somewhere in a city, a young woman sits in a bedsit, alone with her violin. Thoughts race through her mind as she goes about her day.

This multi-sensory performance is a collaboration between some of the most exciting artists in contemporary Irish music and theatre. Originally inspired by the life and music of 12th century visionary Hildegard of Bingen, this evocative combination of sound and visuals creates a tangible sense of a life explored on stage.

Like an opera without singers, this meditative and moving wordless performance combines virtuoso violin playing with a haunting electronic soundscape. Created by leading Irish composer Ian Wilson, performed by acclaimed violinist Ioana Petcu-Colan, and directed by rising star Tom Creed, Una Santa Oscura delves into one woman's solitude and loss, creating a truly original and memorable experience.

TALKING THEATRE: Tom Creed and Ian Wilson in conversation. Oct 10, Post-show 1.45pm (approx.)


"A composer of imaginative resource and a sure formal sense...has the gift of making even the barest ideas interesting" Gramophone Magazine