CURA is a celebration of care as the process of becoming truly human. The work is inspired by the mythological figure Cura (meaning ‘care’ or ‘concern’), a goddess who according to the Roman myth created the first human. Poignant, intricate, at times vibrant and uplifting, at times thoughtful and evocative, the dance navigates the opposing meanings of care – care as burden and care as solicitude. It explores the body’s centrality in the act of caring. Ultimately the performance celebrates the radical significance of care to being human.
Direction and choreography: Helga Deasy Dancers: Sara Hernandez, Yumi Lee and Anderson De Souza Original Composition and live music: Justin Grounds Costume Design: Jenny White Lighting Design: Tim Feehily Producer: Eoin O hAnnrachain
CURA was created as part of Helga Deasy's Cork City Dance Artist in Residence Programme at Dance Cork Firkin Crane (2021-2023) kindly supported by the Arts Council and Cork City Council.