Programme cover   

music by
Eric Sweeney

choreography by
Libby Seward

concept design by
Síle Penkert

costume design by
Clare Horgan

lighting design by
Michael Oates

Ripples in Times was an ambitious dance show co-produced with Garter Lane Arts Centre in Waterford. It ran at the Garter Lane Theatre for five performances beginning 14 May 2002.
Ripples in Time dancers
Libby Seward wrote in the programme: 'Ripples in Time explores the themes of Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood and Old Age. The hopes, fears and dreams associated with each age inspire a feast of stunning moves and images. At each moment of life we stand on the threshold of the past and the future. This endless series of 'nows' is what creates our stories; each returning full circle, like ripples in time.

'For me Ripples in Time began its journey on a path between woodland glade and river, both telling their own stories, both part of the endless circle of life. I trusted the young people with a soulful vision. I wasn't disappointed.

'For many of the performers, this is their first experience of dance. With sensitivity and intuition they have explored life, past, present and future. Together we have created this gift for you to share.'

  ERIC SWEENEY was born in Dublin in 1948. His music has represented Ireland at the International Rostrum of Composers in Paris on five occasions and has been broadcast in Europe and America. In 1995 he was composer-in-residence at the Newport Music Festival in the USA. He is now a member of Aosdána, Ireland's state-sponsored academy of creative artists and head of the Music Department at Waterford Institute of Technology. Eric Sweeney