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Sound Sense VR

19th Oct 2020
to 30th Nov 2020

Age Range
All ages

Riverbank, Newbridge

Co. Kildare


Ceol Connected in collaboration with Riverbank Arts Centre, Tradoodle Festival, Dublin City Universitys ANAM Festival, and VR Ireland are seeking to diversify their practice in traditional arts to explore the creation of an immersive traditional arts virtual reality experience for young audiences. Reacting to the impact that Covid-19 has had on the arts sector, artists and arts programmes, the creative response of artists to find positive solutions to this problem is both invaluable and welcome to venues like Riverbank Theatre.  In the challenging times we now find ourselves, it is ever more important to find new ways of reaching young audiences.

What is TREEHOUSE 360°:

Riverbank Arts Centre are partnering with Thomas Johnston (Ceol Connected), Tradoodle Festival Monaghan, Dublin City University’s ANAM Festival, and VR Ireland to create and pilot a 360° version of Ceol Connecteds TREEHOUSE show that young audiences can experience at home/school through immersive technology.

TEEHOUSE 360° is an immersive gig theatre experience for families that harnesses the power of digital technology, creativity, music production, and high quality artistic engagement.  This pilot project is a response to the challenges presented by COVID-19 on the sector. Through this project, Dr. Thomas Johnston is aiming to deepen his practice and examine the potential of virtual reality technology to engage children in immersive arts experiences.

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