Stillness and movement, axis and arch, the eye of a storm A point of departure, a point of return Focus, relation, connection
Helica explores the cyclical nature of life, the constant flux of growth and decay, awakening, thriving and returning to rest.
A vibrant and colourful ensemble work created as part of Helga's Dance Artist in Residence Programme at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.
Direction & Choreography: Helga Deasy Dancers: Sara Hernandez, Kevin Hayes, Bella Boldt Original Composition and live music: Darragh Kearns-Hayes Costume: Deirdre Dwyer Lighting: Ronan Mac Raois (West Cork Arts Centre), Hanan Sheedy (Firkin Crane) Producer: Eoin O hAnnrachain Collaborators during the research: Sara Hernandez, Alba Lorca, Sarah Ryan, Bella Boldt, Kevin Hayes and Darragh Kearns-Hayes
Helica toured to New York for performances at Ecopoetic, Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies 40th anniversary celebration, Washington Square Park, Manhattan (June, 2018) and was performed at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen (October, 2018) and Firkin Crane, Home of Dance, Cork (November, 2018). Helica is supported by Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, the Arts Council Ireland, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, the Firkin Crane and Culture Ireland.