helga deasy: Cura / tales of motherhood

Presented by
Dance Cork Firkin Crane

14/10/2022 - 15/10/2022

7:30 pm

Smurfit Theatre

€15 / €12 Concession

Photo credit: Image by David Hegarty

Book Now
Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: helga deasy: Cura / tales of motherhood

As the culmination of her Cork City Dance Artist in Residence Programme at Dance Cork Firkin Crane 2022, Helga Deasy presents CURA and TALES OF MOTHERHOOD.

CURA is a visceral and tender dance performance exploring the notion of care through the moving body. The work examines the body’s centrality in the act of caring. It navigates the tension between the opposing meanings of care – care as burden and care as solicitude and how this conflict informs our embodied relationship to self and to others. Ultimately, CURA is a celebration of care as the process of becoming truly human. TALES OF MOTHERHOOD, is a film created in collaboration with a group of local mothers that explores the personal experiences of the many aspects of being a mother through dance and spoken word.

Helga Deasy (Ireland/Germany) is a choreographer, dance artist, choreologist and teacher. Her creative practice spans choreography for solo and ensemble work, performance, socially engaged dance and cross-disciplinary collaborations including theatre, music, film and visual art.

Direction and Choreography: Helga Deasy
Dancers: Sara Hernandez, Yumi Lee and Anderson De Souza
Original Composition and live music: Justin Grounds
Lighting Design: Tim Feehily
Producer: Eoin O hAnnrachain

Concept and direction: Helga Deasy
Facilitator of creative writing: Neo Gilson
Facilitator of movement and choreography: Helga Deasy
Performance, choreography and spoken word: Jean Gardiner, Neo Gilson, Ann Njeri Njuguna and Macha Shewolf
Film maker: Catarina Araujo
Composition: Justin Grounds

Created as part of Helga Deasy’s Cork City Dance Artist in Residence Programme 2022 at Dance Cork Firkin Crane, with the generous support of Cork City Council and the Arts Council. Partners: Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Cork City Council, The Arts Council of Ireland

Please note: Friday night’s performance will be followed by a reception with the artist.
Saturday night’s performance will be followed by a moderated Q&A with the collaborators.
All are warmly invited to stay for these events to meet and engage with the companies.