FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST, SATURDAY 27TH AUGUST
This August, Lord + Lady Ardee invite you to an evening of aerial and acrobatic theatre in the Gardens, with ‘To Odin Offered’ performed by Killruddery’s Artist in Residence – Aduantas Aerial.
Inspired by the horticultural landscape of Killruddery, with roots in the mythology of the land, this performance is a timeless journey of mortals and gods where Norse, Celtic and Pagan Wicklow will play a role in the telling of this story which transcends time, place and gravity.
In the spaces of Killruddery that are hidden after dark, Aduantas Aerial invite you to join them in The Otherwold, to join and witness. For this performance, those in attendance will gather at the Tea Room where they will be escorted to follow this walking show around Killruddery’s 17th Century gardens, before the performance ends in the surroundings of the Sylvan Theatre.
Guests are asked to dress for the weather in comfortable clothing and footwear, and prepare for a magical evening of performance in a beautiful setting.
ABOUT ADUANTAS AERIAL
In 2019, Aduantas was founded as a multidisciplinary performance group with a focus on immersive storytelling through acrobatics, aerial, contemporary circus and dance with outside-the-box staging and audience engagement. Their 2020 multi-award winning short film, ‘To The Waters and The Wild’ was filmed in Wicklow as an adaption of a 2019 live performance at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Inspired by shared histories, space and a place to make unique locations become characters, Aduantas has a particular interest in accessibility for both audiences and artists, which has stemmed from members of their group working with children and adults of varying additional needs, social circus projects worldwide, and personal experiences of disabilities and injuries. A core element of their drive behind creating Aduantas was to provide opportunities to those who are passionate about performance, not exclusively professionals. They believe everyone who is driven to practice, create and perform should have the chance to do so. At Killruddery, Aduantas’ residence is mostly based at the Sylvan Theatre.