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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.
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.'
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.