Photo by Clare Keogh
"Mesmeric… A beautifully crafted meditation on connections between individuals…"
I/Thou is a mesmerising dance piece that responds to the work of iconic visual artist Brian O’Doherty, also known as Patrick Ireland.
Inspired by O’Doherty’s mix of perfection and playfulness, this work echoes the themes of migration, language and identity that are ever present in his work – particularly in his wall painting series One, Here, Now, created for Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh in the late nineties and restored again in 2018.
The moving body is set in distilled landscapes of sound, colour and light, creating a world of possibilities in which, even if for a moment, we can transcend individuality. The result is a beautifully compelling performance exploring the everyday intimacies that form our connection to our surroundings and to each other.
I/Thou premiered at Cork Opera House on 7th September 2018 as a centrepiece of the Sirius Arts Centre's year-long programme One Here Now The Brian O'Doherty Patrick Ireland Project celebrating O'Doherty's remarkable career. In 2019 I/Thou performed at Dublin Dance Festival, Roscommon Arts Centre and the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick.
|Set and Costume Design||Joe Vanek|
|Lighting Design||Stephen Dodd|
|Dancers||Sarah Cerneaux, Miguel do Vale, Glòria Ros Abellana, Ailish Maher, Jack Webb and Kévin Coquelard|
|Recorded Singers||Suzanne Savage & Robbie Blake|
|Singers||Robbie Blake, Suzanne Savage, Vivienne Hassell|
|Cello||Ilse de Ziah|
|Musical Director||John O'Brien|
|Video||Paddy Cahill (2018) & Luca Truffarelli (2019)|
|Creative Producer||Catherine Nunes|
|Company Manager||Moyra D'Arcy|
|Line Producer||Aisling O’Brien|
|Production Manager||Lisa Mahony|
|Stage Manager||Lisa Krugel|