Note - due to extreme weather warning, performances on Saturday 25 June will no longer take place.
Louise White spent three years learning how to sing, but what she really learned about was her crippling fear of failure. Sing Your Failures is a crash-test singing experience for a group of twenty people. You are invited to join Louise and her singing teacher to embrace the art of imperfection. Come and exist in the unknown for less than an hour, take your place in an impromptu untrained choir as it comes together in the middle of a park in Cork city.
Celebrate failure, warble through fear, and give performance anxiety the stiff middle finger — what better way to feel alive than to confront yourself in this tender intersection of collective endeavour and abject terror?
Louise White has been making contemporary performance for almost 15 years. She is known for offering audiences surprising and alternative experiences that ask poignant questions about everyday life. She has worked with dancers, culinary artists, composers, visual artists, opera singers, older people and children. Works of note include; Privilege: The Musical! (Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray 2022) & This is the Funeral of Your Life (Cork Everyman, 2019).
Michelle O’Rourke is a singer and Vocal Coach, and is ever- fascinated by the role of voice in the ritual of performance. Michelle maintains a diverse portfolio of work from contemporary classical music, to devised interdisciplinary projects, to holistic vocal coaching.
Created and Developed by Louise White in collaboration with Michelle O’Rourke
Set Design Lian Bell
Costume Design Deana Hedderman
Stage Management Clive Welsh
Production Management Scott Duggan
Creative Producer Killian Coyle
Tickets must be booked to participate in Sing Your Failures and are limited to twenty per performance. However, non-ticket holders are also invited to experience the performance. All planning to attend (both ticketed and non-ticketed) should arrive at the bandstand in Fitzgerald’s Park 5 minutes before the scheduled performance time, where you will be greeted by a member of our team and given further instructions. Each performance lasts 1 hour.
Supported by the Arts Council and Cork Midsummer Festival, with further support from Project Arts Centre and field:arts. Louise White is a resident artist of Project Arts Centre. Killian Coyle is an independent producer at field:arts.
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