VERCINGETORIX HAS gone down in history as the Gaullish leader who in 52BC led the uprising against Julian Caesar’s conquest of his country.
Today he is revered as a proto-French patriot and there are memorials to him across France. However Vercingetorix will come alive in Connemara to narrate the history of the Celtic peoples.
Fíbín Theatre Company will bring a vast rock-face to life in Stair na gCeilteach/History of the Celts, a free outdoor video-mapping spectacle on Friday September 13 and Saturday 14 at the Quarry, Furnace Road, Camus.
This action-packed story is told through the eyes of Vercingetorix, who is celebrating his 3,000th birthday. Stair na gCeilteach also marks Fíbín’s 10th birthday. The company is celebrated for its visual theatre which features masks, puppets, video projections, and shadow puppetry.
This is the company’s first site-specific show and first time to use video-mapping, a state-of-the-art technology of mapping the contours of any surface and projecting moving images onto it.
Stair na gCeilteach is directed by Rod Goodall and features music by the award-winning Galway choir Cois Cladaigh and soloist Sarah Grealish.
The show is a collaboration between Fíbín and video-mapping artists Improbable Films from Madrid and forms part of the programme for Culture Connects.