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Macnas: Joyful Abandonment

Macnas: Joyful Abandonment (Paperback)

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Macnas has been entertaining and enchanting audiences for the last 21 years with innovative street events, award winning theatre and community performances. Macnas is a company that believes that the creative experience should be open to all; they harness and celebrate creative collective energy and turn it into the joyful abandonment one sees in every Macnas performance. From constructing a 10 metre Gulliver for Dublin's Millennium celebrations in 1986, to touring with U2 in 42 European countries, to scary surprise Halloween street events, Macnas has always pushed the boundaries of what is considered "theatre" in Ireland and is a name that has become synonymous with having fun on a grand scale. This book will document the journey of Macnas from 1986 until the present day; the company's work, changes, and directions. There will be a heavy emphasis on visual material including a timeline, interviews, profiles, anecdotes, and other data relevant to the journey. As one would expect from a company like Macnas, this book won't be the average coffee table tome.

The reader can expect a visual feast, a dazzling array of images, anecdotes and stories from over the years, told as only Macnas know how.

Film, TV & DramaPerforming Arts except MusicStreet theatreFilm, TV & DramaTheatreTheatre: technical & background skills Publisher: The Liffey Press Publication Date: 01/11/2007 ISBN-13: 9781905785285  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Terry Dineen is a researcher and writer based in Galway.

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