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The Watchmaker

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Arts And Theatre

MyArt Dublin Presents
The Watchmaker
The Olympia Theatre
Friday 5th May 2017

** Tickets on sale NOW**

Classical and Street Dance Theatre - One night show only
Author and Artistic Director: Veronika Sardiko

Tickets priced from €28.90 inclusive of booking fee & €1 restoration levy are on sale NOW viaTicketmaster.ie, usual Ticketmaster outlets nationwide (list here) including The Olympia Theatre Box Office, and by calling Ticketmaster at The Olympia Phone Bookings on 0818 719 330.

The fees for this event include a €1.00 restoration levy. The restoration levy will allow The Olympia Theatre to invest in maintaining and enhancing the theatre to ensure that it continues to consistently deliver the highest quality experience for theatre goers, actors, performers & producers.

Under 14's must be accompanied by an adult, Over 18's ID required to gain access to the bars where alcohol is served. 

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Approximate times as follows: doors open 6.30pm, show starts 7.30pm. The production for this show have informed us the first act is due to be 35 mins long, then a 20 minute interval, with the second act will be approximately 20 minutes long. Please note, times subject to change as always and should be used as a guideline only.
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The ballet touches upon a universal issue: that of happiness, of self-actualisation and well-being available to us every day. This ballet is unique in the way that it brings street dance into the theatre and gives it a central focus. It unites professional dancers of various styles (classical ballet, modern dance, hip hop, popping, break dance and krump), nationalities and cultures (Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Brasil, Argentina, France, Italy, Australia, Turkey, Poland, South Africa). ErnBotTik who performs the part of the Watchmaker dances in the popping style. He is one of the few professionals who dance and teach popping in Ireland.

“The Watchmaker” presents the reality of people living in a busy modern city. Lost amidst the hustle and bustle of routine, precious moments of life slip by unappreciated.  By means of dance we see family disputes, children neglected, self-criticism and addiction. The main character is a watchmaker. He is aware of every moment. While enjoying the here and now, he leads a mindful and fulfilling life. He observes the people of the city and endeavours to help them as much as possible. Ultimately these citizens must choose either to accept their true calling: to appreciate and take advantage of the time they are gifted or to while away their hours in stress and despair. 

Evil spirits spread like a deadly virus throughout the city, trying to destroy peace and harmony. They infect the world, stealing the lifetime of the unsuspecting citizens. The characters overcome adversity. 

What solution they will find and what will happen next – to be discovered during the show.

Our show is 1 hour long, plus the break 15 min, the intro  5 min and the story 5 min. The structure of the performance includes two acts (14 scenes) set in “the Street”, the World of Shadows, and the Watchmaker’s atelier.

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