Helga creates ensemble and solo performance work as well as choreography for theatre and film. She draws inspiration from her background in Choreological Studies and her work with Somatic Practices. Helga's work is emotional, detailed and immersive. It draws attention to the subtleties that go unnoticed in day to day life and seeks to evoke a sense of wonder.
Works: Helica - ensemble work, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies 40th anniversary celebration, Washington Square Park, New York, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen and Firkin Crane, Cork (2018) Erin Connolly and the Children of Lir (movement director) - Theatre production directed by Eoin O'hAnnrachain (Lantern Productions), The Everyman, Cork (2018) Up to the Elbow- site specific, cross-disciplinary dance work performed by a local community cast aged 9-66 created in collaboration with musician/visual artist/poet Tess Leak, Bealtaine Festival, Old Railway Bridge, Skibbereen (2018) Choreographic response to 'Metamurmuration' - an installation by visual artist Joanna Kidney, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen (2018) Past Tundra- music video for Crash Ensemble, directed by Oonagh Kearney (2017) When I'm here, I remember you- solo work, Dublin Dance Festival (2016) and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen (2017) Murder at Shandy Hall (movement director) - musical directed by Michael Sheridan with original composition by Alan Kiely, Briery Gap, Macroom and Cork Opera House (2016) Traces of the Hand - solo work, Firkin Crane, Cork (2015) and Echo Echo Festival of Movement and Dance, Derry/Londonderry (2015) Longing Belonging- ensemble work, Cork Midsummer Festival (2015) Choreographic response to 'The Amulet' - an exhibition of sculptural audio visual work by Marie Brett, the Lab Gallery, Dublin (2015) The Cabaret - collaboration with the Circus Factory, Dragon of Shandon Festival, Cork (2014) Person at Risk - theatre based, cross-disciplinary collaboration directed by Eoin O hAnnrachain, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork (2014) Etched in stone, washed away - ensemble work, Firkin Crane, Cork (2013) Mood - does it hold the key to addiction? - collaboration with neuroscientist Wesley van Oeffelen, winner of the UCC doctoral show case 'Creative Mind' prize, UCC (2013) Goodbye - solo work, Trinity Laban, London (2012) Unter Traenen Lachen - solo work, Firkin Crane, Cork (2010) Lost Shoe - ensemble work, Firkin Crane, Cork (2010) Tanz der Kreaturen - ensemble work, University of Applied Sciences, Regensburg (2008)