A Year of the Heart
On betrayal, courage and the grand gestures of human expression born from the poetic tragedy of life, A Year of the Heart draws on musical traditions of Requiem from 13th century Franciscan ‘Kyrie’ to György Ligeti in the 1960s, combined with visions of floating stairways and endless portals. The artwork takes the spine and heart as choreographic starting points to expresses divine transcendence through dances of melancholic opulence and emotional awe. Inspired by European Christian art, with central emphasis on 'the Taking of Christ' by Caravaggio housed at the National Gallery of Ireland, the project incorporates ambitious and conceptual stage design, developed in collaboration with a skilled creative team.
In collaboration with artist 1iing heaney.
Creative team: illustrations by Mona Power and performance by aerialist Georgina Cassels.
Consultants: Jane Hackett, Michelle O'Rourke.
This work is made possible through a residency award from Dance Ireland and financial support from Dublin Circus Project, Catalyst Award and Fingal County Council artist bursary. Special thanks to Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely for their ongoing support.