Originate – Performance Showcase Robyn Byrne | Fearghus Ó Conchúir & Isabella Oberländer | Luca Truffarelli
Presented by Dublin Dance Festival, Dance Ireland and Culture Ireland
A mixed bill of new and recent works by artists based in Ireland
20 May—21 May
DDF is delighted to present the Originate platform as part of the 2022 Edition. With a programme of recent choreographies and new works-in-development, the Originate – Performance Showcase is a valuable platform for artists, and an exciting opportunity for audiences and programmers to experience works in their early stages of development.↓ Read more
75 mins (no interval)
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From the show
This year’s showcase will include:
Queen of the Meadows
I remember growing up around my grandmother’s unconventional ways; putting cobwebs on cut knees, knocking on wood, mystical cures for ailments. I recall these moments with such theatricality that they seem otherworldly, absurd, far-fetched, surreal. Queen of the Meadows is a tribute to a generation of women who, along with their folklore, are slowly disappearing.
Fearghus Ó Conchúir & Isabella Oberländer
Since the mid-nineties, Fearghus has investigated the politics of gay experience in Ireland, and Isabella has aligned her choreography and performance practice with a wide range of feminist art-making in the country. As part of an ongoing exploration of queer sanctuary and solidarity between them, Unreeled II asks what new arrangements of support and desire are available between bodies.
This new work explores ideas of freedom and the individualism of human beings. Shining a spotlight on workers’ rights, The Weight presents scenes from daily life that make us feel trapped, isolated and powerless. It invites us to think more closely about others, and to look more deeply at ourselves.
- Queen of the Meadows
- Creation & Performance Robyn Byrne, Susanne Engbo Andersen
- Sound She Gorye
- Producer Tilly Taylor
- With support from Westmeath County Council, field:arts and Shawbrook’s Creative Space programme.
- Unreeled II
- Choreography Fearghus Ó Conchúir with Isabella Oberländer
- Performers Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Isabella Oberländer
- Fashion Design Gregor Pituch
- The Weight
- Creator Luca Truffarelli
- Choreographic Collaboration Oona Doherty
- Performer Carol Reilly
- Sound Greg Haines