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Romilly Walton Masters Award for Experimental Performance

Supported by the Centre Culturel Irlandais and Dublin Fringe Festival.

Supported by the Centre Culturel Irlandais and Dublin Fringe Festival.

The Centre Culturel Irlandais and Dublin Fringe Festival are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2022 Romilly Walton Master Residency and Performance Award: Martha Knight and Cian Malin.

Together with an ensemble, they will come to Paris to develop ‘Supermoon', an experimental opera inspired by the Notre Dame Cathedral fire and the philosophy of the sublime. The performance will be built around choreographed tableaux and arresting visual design, with a live original musical score inspired by Debussy's 'Cathédrale Engloutie'. Following this residency at the CCI, the ensemble will bring Supermoon to the Dublin Fringe Festival.

The CCI and Dublin Fringe Festival thank the Walton Masters family for their ongoing support of Irish performance-makers in memory of Romilly Walton Masters.

This award, established in 2016 in memory of the late director, producer, scriptwriter and friend of the CCI, Romilly Walton Masters, supports the making of bold, innovative, experimental performance work in the fields of theatre, music, dance, film or visual art to be experienced by audiences in France and Ireland.

The award enables experimental theatre and performance makers in their early careers to:

  • develop an idea for performance during a residency in the CCI in Paris
  • show the embryonic performance piece as a work-in-progress
  • showcase the final work in Paris
  • present the final work in Ireland as part of Dublin Fringe Festival.

Open to applicants who are Irish or resident on the island of Ireland

Please read the Guidelines for Applicants (pdf)

Next call for applications: November 2022