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5 questions for the Fringe: Noeline Kavanagh

Each day for the 16 days of ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 in Dublin, we’ll be quizzing the creatives on how they work, why they work – and their tips for the festival.

IN TODAY’S MINI-INTERVIEW with an ABSOLUT Fringe 2011 figure, we throw five rapid-fire questions at Macnas artistic director Noeline Kavanagh.

Macnas is blowing all the doors off for its spectacular show in Collins Barracks Dublin tomorrow night at 7.30pm. The event is now sold out but check TheJournal.ie tomorrow to find out how to win a pair of tickets!

Noeline Kavanagh, tell us about your ABSOLUT Fringe:

Describe your show to TheJournal.ie’s readers in 20 words:

A magical mystery tour and visual feast of unlikely hero’s, flights of passion, invention and fierce beauty.

Do you have any special rituals you just have to carry out before a performance/reading/exhibition?

Yes, look every member of the company in the eye, and touch base with everyone.

What’s the best/worst audience reaction you’ve ever had to your work?

People saying “What is that? What do they do?”, “Do you do birthday parties… No? Why Not?”. The best: “Brilliant!”

What/who do you recommend we go see at Absolut Fringe 2011?

Bird with Boy, Seeing and Dreaming, Twenty Ten, The Wheelchair on my Face, I Look Back at a Myopic Childhood, The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer, Jumping off the Earth.

What has inspired you or made you happy today?

To see other people creatively problem solve with grace humour and ingenuity.

This was Macnas getting their game ready in a dress rehearsal earlier today (all photographs by Photocall Ireland):

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