“Moloney” is a video installation of a script-based dance work about Margaret Moloney (1868-1952). From Co. Limerick, Moloney was Glin’s final harbour master and the only known woman in that role.

In this work, “Barbara” (Angie Smalis) considers Ms. Moloney as a woman in a position of power, managing the flow of maritime traffic. In considering the flow of the water, and the flow of men’s interests, she considers how practical things are learned from nature and history, in particular, how to navigate, and negotiate, between people. 

Initial development began with a 2021 Arts Council Bursary award. The touring installation was made possible under the Arts Grant Funding, 2022 and the Limerick City and County Council Strategic Award, 2022.

            Spring Tour Installation Venues and Dates

Dance Limerick\Feb 7-12- What Next Dance Festival

Firkin Crane\Feb 14-March 5

Glor Theatre\March 7-12

Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio\March 14-19

Nenagh Arts Centre\March 22-26

            Dance Ireland\March 29-April 2

            Brandeis university Boston /April- Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts


Concept and dramaturgy: Colin Gee

Performance and choreography: Angie Smalis

Narration: Liam O’Brien

Set design: Martin Shannon

Costume design: Giordana Giache

Music: Irish Chamber Orchestra with violinist Diane Daly and Cellist Aoife Nic Athlaoich 

Composer: Erin Gee

Music Producer: Daragh Dukes

Film: Dominik Kosicki

Graphic Design: Alina O’Shaughnessy

“Moloney continues our exploration of historical and artificial perspectives through the use of storytelling techniques and place-based narrative for dance and forms the first part of the “Persuasion” trilogy, which explores ethical dilemmas created where personal and public interests conflict”.