Everything is in perpetual motion. Movement is the essence of life itself. We navigate through the ebb and flow of fleeting experiences and encounters. We are carried by the highs and lows. We try to resist the crosscurrents. We go with the flow. Inspired by the philosophy of Heraclitus, State of Flux is a poetic exploration of the ever-changing nature of life. Now – more so than ever – we are dealing with constant change. But navigating uncertainty, as unsettling as it may be, holds transformative possibilities. Sometimes it means facing the roaring wild. Head on. Sometimes it means drifting along. Gently. But only when we stir the sediment, can we see the particles sparkling in the sunlight. State of Flux gives a glimpse into unimagined depths beneath the surface. Ultimately, it offers solace in the thought that only by letting go and moving forward with the currents of life, by embracing change instead of resisting it, we can experience growth.
Direction and Choreography: Helga Deasy Dancers: Sara Hernandez and Yumi Lee Original compositionandlivemusic: Justin Grounds Lightingdesign: Tim Feehily Producers: Eoin Ó hAnnracháin and Helga Deasy
Performed at Dance Cork Firkin Crane in 2021, kindly supported by Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Cork City Council and Dance Cork Firkin Crane.