Theatre artist James Riordan was unveiled at the launch as the Galway representative in the overall Make a Move project. James will participate in the project’s three creative labs in Galway, Croatia and Romania in 2019, as part of a core group of 10 European artists. The launch also unveiled the 10 selected artists from Ireland who will participate in the Galway lab at the end of April - they are Anja Kersten, Eileen McClory, John Rogers, Sandra González Bandera, Liza Cox, Conor Geoghegan, Orlaith Ní Chearra, Francesca Castellano, Gráinne O’Carroll and Cathal McGuire.
Speaking about his selection, James Riordan said:
'I'm delighted to have been selected on the Make a Move program - this is a really valuable opportunity for me as an artist to develop new European relationships, foster collaborations and push my work as Artistic Director of Brú Theatre forward.'
Speaking at the launch project manager, Máiréad Ní Chróinín said:
'We are very grateful for the strong support of our co-funders for a project which will help develop strong links between Galway and European artists, allow local artists to develop new skills, and bring new forms of exciting interactive and immersive theatre experiences to audiences in Galway city and county.'
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