A large-scale dance performance featuring professional dancers alongside an intergenerational community cast with Mayfield Men’s Shed Choir and young participants.
Through movement, sound, light and visual art, the venue is transformed into an immersive environment, inviting the audience on a mesmerising, evocative and uplifting journey inspired by the urban fabric of Cork – resting on islands, shaped by the River Lee and the Harbour with its quays, docks, laneways and its many bridges. Exploring themes of identity and belonging, migration, home, safety and connection, this exciting new work builds bridges – between artists and the local community, between artistic disciplines, and between generations.
The work is performed by professional dance artists alongside young participants with live singing by the Mayfield Men’s Shed Choir.
Helga Deasy is Cork City Dance Artist in Residence at Dance Cork Firkin Crane (2021-23). As a choreographer and dance artist her practice spans performance making, cross- disciplinary collaboration and community engaged dance. She has performed and presented in Ireland, Germany, the UK and the USA. Helga is Alumni Ambassador for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
Direction and choreography Helga Deasy
Performers Kevin Hayes, Sara Hernandez and Yumi Lee
Featuring the Mayfield Men’s Shed Choir performing ‘Statio Bene’ written by Liam Christopher O’Leary
Set and costume design Jenny Whyte
Original Composition Fiona Sheils
Lighting design Tim Feehily
Created as part of Helga’s Cork City Dance Artist in Residence Programme at Dance Cork Firkin Crane with kind support from The Arts Council and Cork City Council