Festival Team

Bealtaine is managed by the Festival Team, with support from the Arts & Culture Programme Advisory Group.

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Performance Arts and Literature Curators

Brokentalkers is led by co-artistic directors Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan. They are an internationally renowned theatre company, based in Dublin, Ireland. Brokentalkers work has been performed in over 20 countries and they have been described as “one of Ireland’s most fearless and path-breaking theatre companies” by making formally ambitious work that defies categorization. The company devise original, accessible live performance and explore new forms that challenge traditional ideologies of text-based theatre. Their working method is founded on a collaborative process that draws on the skills and experiences of a large and diverse group of contributors from different disciplines and backgrounds. Some are professional artists, performers, designers and writers and others are people who do not usually work in the theatre but who bring an authenticity to the work that is compelling. Brokentalkers make work that responds to the contemporary world, using elements such as original writing, dance, classic texts, film, interviews, found materials and music to represent that world in performance. Brokentalkers also work within the participatory arts sector, collaborating with communities to produce works of artistic excellence as well as providing quality arts experiences for participants. Brokentalkers are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre.