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“Lucia Joyce: Full Capacity” premieres at Bloomsday Trieste; Feature documentary for broadcast on RTE Lyric FM

It has been a busy few months, and I’m delighted that our short dance film “Lucia Joyce: Full Capacity” premiered at Bloomsday Trieste, in the city of Lucia’s birth, at Museo Revoltella on June 16th, Bloomsday 2019, at 6pm, after a pre-screening chat with Professor Renzo Crivelli, and Italian translator (who was also a translator).  An auspicious start indeed!

Bloomsday Trieste Premiere, “Lucia Joyce: Full Capacity”

BAI-funded Radio Recordings for Lucia Joyce documentary

And after copious recordings and interviews over the last couple of months in Dublin’s James Joyce Centre, The Viking Theatre, Clontarf, Senator David Norris’s splendid residence on North Great George’s street, upstairs in MoLI (Museum of Literature of Ireland) at Newman House, Newstalk Studio, and in RTE Radio Centre where we had an ISDN line to WHYY in Philadelphia to interview Carol Loeb Shloss, author of “Lucia Joyce, to Dance in the Wake” our feature radio documentary is ready for broadcast on July 21st, 2019, at 6pm – in the week of Lucia;s July 26th birthday. 

What to Expect?

Aligning Lucia Joyce’s modern dance career with WB Yeats’ and Ninette de Valois’ Abbey Theatre Ballets, we reclaim the much-misunderstood dancer as an artist in her own right.

Cast: Evanna Lynch, Olwen Fouéré, Bairbre Ni Chaoimh, Michael James Ford, Elliot Moriarty

Interviewees: Carol Loeb Shloss (Author: Lucia Joyce – To Dance in the Wake); Simon O’Connor (Composer and Director of MoLI); Olwen Fouéré (Creator of ‘Riverrun’, inspired by Lucia Joyce); Senator David Norris (Joycean); Robert Nicholson (Curator & Founder of The James Joyce Tower)

Featuring an original score by Conor Linehan

Vintage Ltd Edition Prints for our Kind Supporters & Believers…

Our limited edition large format prints of Evanna Lynch, emulating Berenice Abbott’s 1928 iconic photograph of Lucia Joyce in her self-designed silver fish costume by Mella Travers are now ready as promised for our kind philanthropists, autographed by Evanna Lynch, Megan Kennedy, Claire Garvey, Mella Travers, and myself, hand-printed by Mella Travers at the Darkroom on vintage photographic paper.

Additionally, I was invited to Bloomsday Croatia in Pula (where James Joyce began his creative exile in 1904), where I was honoured to give a talk on Lucia Joyce’s Modern Dance Career at Pula Public Library on June 6th

And meanwhile, back in Dublin, on June 13th – WB Yeats’s birthday – I was delighted to share my documentary on the extraordinary Mrs. WB Yeats (the first ever on this topic), “Georgie’s Vision” at the National Library of Ireland.