Dance Limerick to host Pigtown Scratchings event

Alan Owens


Alan Owens

Performance poet, award-winning playwright, composer and actor Roger Gregg, one of the artists performing at 'Pigtown Scratchings' in Dance Limerick this Thursday
EXPECT a ‘kaleidoscope of creativity’ as Dance Limerick hosts Pigtown Scratchings this week.

EXPECT a ‘kaleidoscope of creativity’ as Dance Limerick hosts Pigtown Scratchings this week.

The creative performance event, featuring artists of all hues creating new work in a “live cabaret” setting, takes place this Thursday.

The brainchild of Sean Taylor and Mikael Fernström – working under the Softday moniker – Pigtown Scratchings is, they tell us, “an occasional series of experimental music and performance events”.

The latest version features actor Roger Gregg, artist and storyteller Steve Lally, a udio-visual artist Leon McCarthy, dance artist Angie Smalis, musician and sonic artist Gunter Berkus and visual artist Marie-Clare Boothman.

Each artist will perform their own work for 15 minutes, after which all performers will come together for an “improvisational jam” as the finale of the performance.

“We’re really pleased to collaborate with Softday on Pigtown Scratchings and would encourage anyone curious about artistic experimentation to come along,” said Jenny Traynor, director of Dance Limerick.

“The excitement is in the unknown of improvisation: When all these fascinating artists come together, what will happen? Who will click with whom, what will emerge? You’ll have to come along to find out,” she added.

Sean Taylor explained: “We’re very excited at the cross-section of artists we have lined up as we really want to provide the platform and space for the exchange of ideas at the intersection of different artistic disciplines and creative genres.”

The event takes place at 8pm in Dance Limerick this Thursday, tickets €10.