“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”.