Up to the Elbow- intergenerational, site-specific dance performance work (2018) Up to the Elbowwas a site-specific dance work fusing movement, music and poetry in response to the river Ilen. As part of her Dance Artist in Residence Programme at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Helga collaborated with composer/musician/poet Tess Leak and a local community cast aged 9-66 comprised of six different nationalities. Up to the Elbow was performed on the Old Railway Bridge in Skibbereen as part of the Bealtaine Festival.
Nelken-Line - community dance project for all ages and abilities (2017) As part of a global dance project by the Pina Bausch Foundation and Arte with special partner Dublin Dance Festival, Helga - as Uillinn Dance Artist in Residence - invited the local community to West Cork Arts Centre to re-create Pina Bausch's Nelken-Line. One of the most famous choreographies, with just a few distinct gestures it tells about the alternation of the seasons with the dancers proceeding in a line.
Twisted - Youth Dance Film Project (2017) Twisted was a site-specific youth dance film project lead by Helga as Uillinn Dance Artist in Residence in collaboration with film maker Colm Rooney. A group of young dancers and film makers collaborated over the course of two months, exploring shape, straight and curved lines in space, in the body and in movement and investigating their connection and relation to their surroundings and to one another. Twisted premiered at West Cork Arts Centre in May 2017.
Memories of Summers Past - Ballyphehane Day Care Centre (2015) As part of the 'Fuse Arts and Health' Programme Helga collaborated with musician Caz Jeffreys and the clients at Ballyphehane Day Care Centre, creating songs and movement. The project culminated in a celebratory presentation for family and friends.