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Mind, How You Go
We preview some of the unspoken word delights at the mindfield area.
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 28 Aug 2012
THE CÁCA MILIS CABARET
Leviathan Stage, Friday, 8.30pm
Falling under the somewhat unlikely umbrella of “postmodern Vaudeville”, the Cáca Milis Cabaret returns to the Mindfield for a second year, bringing with it a rambunctious blend of music, dance, spoken word, circus clownery and classic cabaret. Usually found at the Wexford Arts Centre, the increasingly prominent revue regularly attracts emerging performers from the South East and around the country, having welcomed the talents of Colm Tóibín, Jack L and Eleanor McEvoy to its stage in the past. At Electric Picnic, acts will include storyteller Deirdre Wadding, musicians Shane Hurley and The Triplets Of Belleville, chanteuse Cat Black, electro maestros Polyphonic, belly dancers Kate McKenna and Ewa Babiarczyk and irreverent jazz troup The Featherhead Trio, as well as the extroardinary talents of Stuart Wilde, all framed with some classic French cabaret songs from hostess and MC Helena Mulkerns.
MINI GUITAR AMP WORKSHOP
The Science Gallery, time and day TBC
Fresh from its critically-acclaimed contribution to the European City of Science celebrations at ESOF2012, the Science Gallery returns to Electric Picnic this year with a spectacular line-up of live shows, workshops, and events, enclosed in a spectacular inflatable tent. While we have to admit that we’re mightily tempted by the promise of live dissections, we reckon the Mini Guitar Amp workshop is the hottest scientific ticket of the weekend, as the Irish Robotics Club assemble a team of crack hobbyists to teach invaluable electronics skills, not least how to build a mini Marshall from scratch! Aimed at novices and tech experts alike, the workshop has been touted as a place to play with electronics as well as a friendly environment in which to have all those burning tech questions answered.
BEARS IN SPACE
Theatre Stage, time and day TBC
Team Hot Press was thoroughly charmed by Monster/Clock, the enchanting debut production from theatre company Collapsing Horse that premiered back in March, so needless to say, the news that the madcap team will be gracing Electric Picnic with a brand new show was met with many a delighted squeal. Bears In Space, they tell us, is about just that; two cosmonaut bears on a spaceship hurtling toward the impossibly distant limits of the universe, and the villainous beings who chase them. Brandishing their unique blend of puppetry, comedy, childlike whimsy and stunning music accompaniment, Collapsing Horse will consider the perils and wonders of a journey across space and time to nowhere. Expect this ethereal adventure to steal the limelight at the Dublin Theatre Festival-curated Theatre Stage.