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Riverbank Arts Centre Welcome Emma Finegan

For the past two weeks performer and theatre-maker Emma Finegan has been resident in the boardroom at Riverbank Arts Centre, an opportunity which she has been using to create new work.

Emma explains what she has been working on: “Over the past two weeks, I have been researching a new autobiographical work inspired by the Curragh where I grew up. With the use of a handmade parabolic reflector I have been recording intimate sounds of the Curragh that will ultimately culminate in an immersive soundscape. From this sonic world I will explore my experiences as a queer and bilingual person from this place. I want to investigate the relationship between our personal roots, the roots of our land and the roots of our language through a captivating aural experience.

Many thanks to Riverbank Arts Centre for supporting the research and development of this project. This project is also supported by The Arts Council.”


About Emma

Emma Finegan is a performer and theatre-maker from Kildare. She holds a BA in Drama + French from Trinity College Dublin and completed the Master Course in Clown at Ecole Philippe Gaulier. Emma’s practice as a maker focuses on combining elements of clowning and dance with theatre to create a multi-disciplinary theatrical experience. During her residency at the Riverbank Arts Centre she will research and develop a bi-lingual, semi-autobiographical performance piece inspired by the Curragh and the Irish language.