Presented in collaboration with Cork Midsummer Festival.
In her third year as Cork City Dance Artist-in-Residence at Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Helga will investigate the notion of identity and belonging through the moving body, drawing from the distinct urban fabric of Cork City and from her own background as an immigrant for whom Cork has become a home.
Built on Bridges, presented in association with Cork Midsummer Festival, will be a large-scale dance performance created in collaboration with three dancers and an intergenerational community cast including the Mayfield Men’s Shed Choir. Inspired by the urban fabric of Cork City - resting on islands, shaped by the River Lee and Cork Harbour with its quays and docks, laneways and many bridges - Built on Bridges is an ode to Cork City. The work also sets out to build bridges – between generations, between professional artists and the local community, between artistic disciplines - and by doing so to invite the city into Dance Cork Firkin Crane.
Further details about Built on Bridges will be announced after the Cork Midsummer 2023 programme launch this spring.