I am very happy that my latest BAI-funded feature radio documentary about Lucia Joyce broadcast on RTE Lyric FM during the week of her July 26th birthday. She would have been turning 112 years old, high time to reclaim the much-misunderstood dancer as an artist in her own right, “aligning Lucia Joyce’s modern dance career with WB Yeats’ and Ninette de Valois’ Abbey Theatre Ballets”! Listen back here.
I can hardly believe my luck, my stellar cast includes Evanna Lynch, Olwen Fouéré, Bairbre Ni Chaoimh, Michael James Ford, and Elliot Moriarty. Interviewees could not be better: 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), and Robert Nicholson (Curator of The James Joyce Tower). Featuring an original score by Conor Linehan – imagine! Sound supervision by Neil Kavanagh. What can I say? Dream Team! Gazillion thanks to all!