RISE / Galway 2020

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RISE, a Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project, was a series of projects that placed the voice of the child at the heart of the performance and encouraged international artist collaboration. Originally a year-long collaboration between performance artists and children, culminating in live performances at Baboró’s October 2020 festival, RISE was presented digitally in Spring 2021, taking on a deeper meaning through delivery during a global pandemic.

What was once an exciting opportunity for children to participate in the arts became an essential outlet for expression and play during a global pandemic. After years of planning and 12 months of adapting, RISE emerged!

Teams of adult and child artists remotely co-created and participated in projects from their homes in Galway, across Europe and as far away as Melbourne, Australia. We are grateful to all of the artists for their commitment and enthusiasm.

Reflecting on RISE

St. Pats Lockdown Olympics

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The Streets Are Ours

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The Veiled Ones

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In Conversation with Junk Ensemble & kabinet k

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