We’re really excited to be looking forward to the end of July when we embark on the creation of our new Double Bill of work, supported by a Dance Project grant from Arts Council and with the added support of our partners Dance Ireland and Firkin Crane.
We’re delighted that the double bill features a new duet, ‘Visible and Invisible’, choreographed by John Scott for Linda and a guest performer, and that it features a new music commission from Tom Lane based on Latin plainchant. Visible and Invisible will be rooted in the complementary physicalities of the two dancers, and their impetus to move and then rest and then move again, as they assist and support each other as.
The second work in the Double Bill, ‘Too’, choreographed by Tara for herself and Linda, explores the Me Too phenomena from a dancer’s perspective, drawing on both the women’s personal experiences as dancers and reflections gathered from interviews with a wider group of other female dancers in response to questions such as: how are we treated as female dancers? What are our experiences? And how is difference navigated within this context?
Completing the creative team for the production is Lighting Designer Sarah Jane Shiels. Created over a series of residencies in Dublin at Dance Ireland and in West Cork at Uilinn, West Cork Arts Centre and An Sanctoir, the Double Bill premieres at Firkin Crane, Cork (18 October) before further performances at Project Arts Centre (25 & 26 October 2019), Dance Limerick (7 November 2019) and Ballina Arts Centre (21 November 2019).
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