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.
The Children of Lir - primary school project at Gaelscoil Na Douglaise (2016) As part of the Arts in Education Initiative / Teacher-Artist Partnership Programme (The Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht) Helga held a residency at Gaelscoil Na Douglaise working in partnership with teacher Denise Ui Riain. With a class group of 25 children Helga created a performance work to the Irish mythology of 'The Children of Lir' which was presented in the school hall.
'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.