Promotion Photo by Luca Truffarelli
Production photos by Clare Keogh at Sirius Arts Centre
"Just as O’Doherty played with permanence and impermanence in both title and paintings, choreographer Liz Roche and co-collaborator composer Linda Buckley have created an impressive work that celebrates the immediacy of the present, but leaves etchings of ghostly afterimages and sounds."
Pilgrimage is an immersive and intimate contemporary dance and live music installation created in partnership with Sirius Arts Centre in response to and set within One Here Now; a series of wall paintings by Irish artist Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland, made at Sirius Arts Centre in 1996 and restored again in 2018.
Pilgrimage brings together a cast of exceptional performers in dance and music to decode, embody and re-physicalise the themes of identity, place and language running through O’Doherty/Ireland’s work at Sirius Arts Centre. Placing the ‘live’ body at the centre of the event, the movement and sound constantly responds to the ever-changing environments; from sea to land, from person to person; from exterior to interior.
How can you truthfully embody a painful history; or voice an urgency or desperation to live; or show what you imagine a new future for yourself could be? How can we embrace the immediacy of the essential simplicity of One, Here, Now, amidst the complex story of language in our history? These are the questions Pilgrimage asks of its collaborators and performers.
Presented by Cork Midsummer Festival 2018 and produced by Liz Roche Company in partnership with Sirius Arts Centre with Arts Council Open Call Funding 2018.
|Costume Design||Joe Vanek|
|Dancers||Sarah Cerneaux , Kévin Coquelard, Henry Montes|
|Singers||Robbie Blake, Suzanne Savage, Vivienne Hassell|
|Cello||Ilse de Ziah|
|Creative Producer||Catherine Nunes|
|Company Manager||Moyra D'Arcy|
|Line Producer||Aisling O’Brien|
|Production Manager||Lisa Mahony|
|Stage Manager||Lisa Krugel|