Interview with Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Irish choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir is about to premiere his new work Cure. Last october, during a modul-dance meeting in Tilburg, we had a conversation with him. He talked about his modul-dance project Tabernacle and his view on choreography.

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Interview with Liz Roche. By Elisabetta Bisaro

Could you talk a little bit about the work you have developed as part of modul-dance?
My modul-dance piece, Body and Forgetting,  premiered on January 29th 2013 at The Abbey Theatre on The Peacock stage in Dublin. Through the structure of modul-dance and other partners such as the Dublin Dance Festival, The Abbey Theatre and Dance Ireland, I was able to lengthen my creative process and develop the piece in stages over a 14 month period. Through modul-dance specifically I had a residency with my dancers and musician at DeVIR/CAPa Faro in Portugal and also at DanceIreland Dublin.

Liz RocheThe work was influenced by Milan Kundera’s atmospheric and unsettling novel The Book of Laughter and Forgetting and presented an abstracted account of the themes, moods and characters from the book in movement with the constant accompaniment of a film and live score. I collaborated with Irish documentary and film maker Alan Gilsenan.

What connections have you been able to establish through modul-dance?
In general modul-dance has helped me to become more familiar with the current prevailing European production trends, put faces to names within a European context and make new relationships that have afforded me useful feedback. Read more of this post

Mala Kline’s “Eden” reviews

Mala Kline_Eden © Damir Zizic 2Mala Kline‘s Eden is getting excellent reviews.

” […] her distinct sense of creating an invisible but firm connection with the auditorium, in which the unhindered flow of energy conditions the main purpose – sensing a common mental and emotional engagement

“Eden is a complex project that in one swipe lucidly explores raw aspects of the subconscious and collective dream images while expressiong the exquisite originality of the author’s ideas and their intriguing realization“.

Read the complete reviews here.