The PaperDolls performing at Body & Soul.
This August bank holiday weekend, the PaperDolls’ present an extravaganza of aerial performance, spectacular live music and a banquet of pink lemonade in the heart of Dublin city – the indoors out-of-doors – Meeting House Square. (Win tickets)
For two days, The Eccentric Ladies will take over the square, hosting theatrical circus shows where marvelous and mischievous characters will carouse, dangle and roam in an atmosphere of decadent decay. In extravagant dresses, powdered wigs and rouge on their cheeks, the elaborate eccentric ladies will delight their guests, serve lemonade from tea-pots and juggle china cups.
The Ladies and friends will delight you, charm you, tickle you pink with their host of fancies, bloomers and frills, aerial circus treats and acrobatic feats! All the while, cheeky girls and boys will swing from trapezes and ropes above the crowd, dancers will emerge from exotic tea-chests and robbers sneak unseen behind guests masked by the sounds of a live carnival band. Adventure, colour, sound and spectacle, PaperDolls present a collaboration specially co-ordinated for Temple Bar Cultural Trust incorporating a site- specific installation of vintage lampshades by creative collective Lace & Wine.
About the PaperDolls:
PaperDolls are Emily Aoibheann, Elaine McCague and Karen Anderson.
IN THE BEGINNING…
It all started when four young ladies gathered to discuss a mutual problem: they wanted to fly but had nowhere to do it in their city. Their driving passion was aerial – performing with airborne circus equipment like trapeze, hoop, rope and silks. After years of ad-hoc aerial training they had run out of patience and so began a search for a space to develop their aerial craft. As fate would have it, they soon found their performance home – the Complex, a city-center venue that was the answer to their prayers. From vastly diverse backgrounds, the Dolls found the creative chemistry between them urgently needed an outlet. They had met each other for a reason, to realise their childhood imaginings of wild adventures, mystifying spectacles and immensely invigorating happenings.
IN THE FUTURE…
Having only formed in January 2011, PaperDolls are determined that Dublin will continue to be the birthplace of extraordinary performance and creative production. They have ambitions to establish an aerial training facility and creation space in the later part of 2012 to help cultivate artists and performers of the adventurous variety.