“Striking…a highlight of the 2013 Belfast Festival at Queen’s” CultureNorthernIreland.org
“Joyful creativity” Belfast Telegraph
“It was strange but FANTASTIC.”
“Unusual intriguing surprising.”
“Loved the way the dancers ‘claimed the space’ and people tentatively crept to the edges except the young boys who joined in at times! Really enlivens a space, very different.” – Audience feedback
Porous is the 2013 commission for Maiden Voyage‘s Dance Exposed series. The piece uses dance to ask questions about the relationship between bodies and buildings as a way of understanding the link between individuals and the structures that shape their experience.
Choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir creates a performance that maps the relationships between dancer and audience, between the performance and the space it inhabits, and between the traces of what has been and of what is to come.
Porous is made for public spaces. It premiered in the MAC and at the Ulster Museum during the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queens.
Choreography Fearghus Ó Conchúir with the performers
Sound Design and Composition Alma Kelliher
Costume Llinos Griffiths
Performers Oona Doherty, Carmen Fuentes Guaza, Vasiliki Stasinaki
Commissioned by Maiden Voyage Dance