The commission invited a site-specific exploration through dance and movement responding to a selection of natural environments. The work emerged in close relationship with these sites, all of which have been allowed to restore to their native growth and ecologies. A sense of time, place and relationship unfolds as the dancers, environment and filmmaking find their balance together on site. The work negotiates time, scale and terrain while reflecting on ways of seeing, belonging and connecting to our natural world.
The work unfolds in a series of 5 screendance episodes or visual poems, each with their own identity yet all intrinsically linked. The environments and locations in Co. Tipperary remain unnamed and uncredited for now but will be identified as part of the festival’s public workshops for Tipperary communities during the commission’s presentation.
Far-flung Dances has been screened internationally at festivals in the US, Scotland and England since the premier at Tipperary Dance International Festival last year.
This event is part of our Connecting Communities programme. It be attended by a pre-organised audience group and is not open for bookings.
Film direction and production: Mary Wycherley
Choreography and film editing: Mary Wycherley
Director of Photography: Raja Nundlall
Dancers: Marion Cronin and Sarah Ryan
Music and sound design: Jürgen Simpson
Assistant camera: Gavin Reilly
Assistant producer: Kristyn Fontanella
Commissioned & produced by Tipperary Dance Platform, funded by The Heritage Council and Creative Ireland. Research and rehearsal space provided by Dance Ireland. Presented in public libraries with the support of and in partnership with the Tipperary Library Service.