Macnas will be performing in Moscow’s St. Patricks Day Parade. Macnas will be performing in Moscow’s St. Patricks Day Parade. This is the first performance for the company in Russia and rehearsals are underway for this very specil appearance.
The troupe will be traveling to Moscow as guests of the Embassy of Ireland in Russia with the support of Culture Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Galway Development Service International. The average daytime temperature in Moscow for March is zero degrees but Macnas are happy to brave the chills of the Russian capital to thrill audiences.
Artistic Director of Macnas, Noeline Kavanagh says, “It is so exciting that Macnas are going to be in Moscow on March 17th and we are very proud to be performing at this event. It gives us an opportunity to represent Irish street arts in an invigorating way and we would like to thank everyone involved in making this happen.”
The company’s performance in Russia is, in fact, just one of three St. Patrick’s Day performances for Macnas – the company have two separate shows in the Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Macnas will perform Melodican with a cast of over 70 as part of the main parade at 12pm on St. Patrick’s Day which typically attracts a live audience of over 400,000. The theme of this parade is Science and Invention. The third show is a street show, The Cockroach and the Inventor which will be appearing and disappearing on the streets of Dublin city on both Saturday and Sunday afternoon during the festival.
St. Patricks Day marks the beginning of an exciting year for Macnas with performances at Galway Arts Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival, the Body & Soul Festival, the Durham Festival in the UK along with an Irish Tour of their new street show Rumpus.