Programme 3 of Take Off Festival at Dance Cork Firkin Crane
THE PLEASURE OF STEPPING OFF OF A HORSE WHEN IT’S MOVING AT FULL SPEED Courtney May Robertson (Scotland/Netherlands)
Through a combination of poetry, dance, and song, Courtney May Robertson travels across landscapes of personal desires, memories, and conflicts in the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it’s moving at full speed. Robertson uses the metaphor of a rider taming a wild horse as a starting point for her solo. She looks at the struggle between embracing one’s desires, and regulating behaviour in accordance with societal pressures.
The space acts like a time capsule; intimate home videos are spliced with samples from YouTube, documentaries and old films. Visual projections encapsulate the performer within a large octagon. the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it’s moving at full speed is Robertson’s attempt to embrace the sometimes messy contradictions that make up a multifaceted human.
Please note - Courtney May Robertson will also perform in Programme 2 instead of the advertised COMME UN SYMBOLE (FORME COURTE) by Alexandre Fandard / Cie Al Fa.
Choreography, Performance & Projections: Courtney May Robertson
Dramaturgy: Merel Heering
Outside Eye: Kristin de Groot, Yoko Ono Haveman
Technical Support: Edwin van Steenbergen, Arthur Duijzers
Trailer & Video registration: Paul Sixta
Press Photos: Anna van Kooij
Music: AAR - A01 & A02, Empty Set - Order, Cities Aviv - Title Piece, Death Grips - Disappointed
Producer: Dansateliers Rotterdam
Financially Supported by: Municipality of Rotterdam & Kickstart Cultuurfond
With Thanks To: Bas de Geus, Adam Peterson & Nik Rajšek
Courtney May Roberston is presented in the framework of
Aerowaves, co-funded by the European Union
GLISTEN Isabella Oberländer (Ireland)
Alienation, otherness and sweaty dancing.
It’s already here, tangible but not yet visible. Dripping from the dancing body, as if we were in an endless game of Tetris, provoking feminism and energising newly gained tentacles. Let’s imagine a realm beyond the binary. Let’s be intimate and vulnerable together, and imagine what the future could be. Don’t worry, I’ll be dancing, you’ll be engaging.
Choreography & Performance: Isabella Oberländer
Artistic Mentor: Lucy Suggate
Sound Design: Elll (Ellen King)
Lighting Design: Gearoid o’hAllmhuráin
Costume Design: Giordana Giache
Photography: Frank Carlin
Commissioned and co-produced by Dance Limerick as part of the Associate Artist Programme. Funded by The Arts Council Ireland and Limerick City & County Council.
Supported by Dance Ireland and FRINGE LAB