The Room of Joy
You are invited to join us in The Room of Joy.
This is our invitation for you to turn off your devices, forget about the world outside and connect with your inner child. Viewing the world through a child’s eyes is a unique experience. Remember the excitement you once felt when learning new things. A new taste, a new game, a new language…
Join us, and open your heart to new experiences and connect with people from different cultures and break the barrier of language. In this interactive performance, our special hosts from different parts of the world will invite the audience to play games together and experiment with their senses in new ways, learn languages and create individual pieces of art. This program was designed for all ages to remember that we are all the same when it comes to finding ways to embrace life and happiness.
So, let’s have some fun!
Meet the artists
Fernanda Ferrari is a multidisciplinary artist and Mother Tongues facilitator who has an extraordinary passion for inspiring children to experiment with art. For more than 20 years, she has worked in theatre, street performance, art education, stop motion animation and visual storytelling. In 2021 she was awarded by the Arts Council Ireland with the Young People, Children, and Education Bursary Award 21 to study puppetry and develop projects for the young audience, using creativity as a tool of transformation.
Simona Roveda is a performer and Physical Theatre facilitator. Her background is in Commedia dell’Arte theatre and contemporary dance. Since 2002, she has been studying Contemporary Dance in Treviso.
In Dublin, she collaborated with the various entities, among which the Italian Culture Institute, creating & performing theatre for children and Mother Tongues, facilitating physical theatre for bilingual children. She was co-founder of Littlebellybuttons Puppet Co. As a migrant in Ireland, she developed her interest in community values, which brought her to collaborate on local community projects at Draiocht Theatre (Hallelujah Clown Choir, Home Theatre, My Place My Story;). She currently holds a residency project in primary schools, using Physical Theatre tools as a medium to develop awareness and developing her two artistic projects funded by Arts Council Ireland.
Angelica Santander is a Clown, Director and Drama/Circus facilitator. She graduated from the FETAC Technical Theatre course in Inchicore College in 2005 and completed a master’s programme in Theatre Studies in St Patrick’s College Dublin in 2009.
Her artistic work combines theatrical, circus and clowning elements and she strives to create original work that exposes and questions the essence of our humanity in a genuine and compassionate way. Her work is based on exploring themes that are relevant to our times and creating challenging and inspiring performances that will fascinate audiences of all ages and shapes. Her latest work includes the clown act “Dancing in the Streets” as part of “Daring Dames” by Circus 250 and Portarlington Arts Festival. She is also the Head Tutor for Dublin Circus Project.
Marcela Bannitz fell in love with learning new cultures and developing her artwork with an attentive look at social causes in different areas, especially writing, creative production and performance. After graduating as an actress and specializing in Cultural Incentive Laws in Brazil, she decided to start the journey abroad. After a year of living in Italy, she moved to Ireland, the land of the great authors and now she is based in Dublin.
Recently in partnership with Fernanda Ferrari developed a performance and audiovisual workshops using the Lambe Lambe Puppet Theater technique for the Five Lamps Arts Festival and dedicated to the study of languages in addition to personal projects that include a fiction book and a dramaturgy for theater.
During this journey that began 20 years ago, she participated in many theaters and dance ensembles as a performer and creative producer, reaching a feature film as an actress. Marcela seeks to promote involvement with different social causes to create a space for reflection on the vulnerabilities in her work to transform cultural experiences into art.
Ausrine Kuze has drawn ever since childhood and it has been a lifelong passion. Kuze graduated from Art Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Glasswork studies and subsequently moved to Dublin.
Kuze is an international fine artist and illustrator working in traditional media. She has created work for exhibitions across Ireland, Lithuania and Germany, as well as for ongoing gallery work.
Her work has found a home in many private collections throughout Europe and Australia. Her work has also appeared in many exhibitions such as the 187th Annual RHA (Royal Hibernian Gallery) exhibition and RDS Art Source events in 2017, 2018, 2019. She has been invited to represent her work in many prestigious galleries such as“The Doorway Gallery” (Dublin) “AP Galerija” (Lithuania), “Goldwerk Gallerie” (Germany). She is also a professional member of VAI (Visual Artist Ireland).
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