May 26th 2018, Oileán Chléire/Cape Clear Island
Aug 11th 2018, An Sanctóir, Ballydehob, West Cork
Concept and Choreography - Ruairi Donovan Choreography
Sound Composition - Seán Ó’Dálaigh
Costume - Sarah Foley
Artistic Mentorship - Jack Halberstam & Aedín Cosgrove
Talamh an Éisc, An Íoslainn, Oileáin Fharó, Inse Ghall agus Oileán Chléire.
Newfoundland, Iceland, The Faroe Islands, The Hebrides and Cape Clear.
Archipelagic Thinking will examine shared cultural identity across The North Atlantic Arc.
Ag gluaiseacht le capaill agus míolta móra. Aesthetic practices of care; Migratory dances in the living old style.
How does a body dance socio-economic issues, confront the devastation of marginalised communities and languages or dance with questions of indigenity?
In Archipelagic Thinking Donovan examines his interest in migratory patterns on Oileán Chléire, a Gaeltacht island off Co. Cork, Ireland; of both humans and animals, as well as flows of value and resource distribution; cod, whales, oil and water.
Ruairí Donovan works in and through both Gaeilge and English examining the affect of both languages on the moving body. Archipelagic Thinking will examine shared cultural identity across The North Atlantic Arc where Donovan has been conducting field research.