Fearghus Ó Conchúir Choreographer and Dance Artist
April 17, 2012

Starlight rehearsals London

It’s over a year since Starlight started as a research residency at The Firkin Crane in Cork. I worked with Matthew Morris, intending to make a solo with him. An alignment of stars meant that Peggy Grelat Dupont came too, visiting for a few days in our first chance to work together. We’re building on that research now to make Starlight for the Cork Midsummer Festival in June this year. It’s now two solos and will take advantage of Matthew’s new aerial skills. But while we’re rehearsing in London we’re just concentrating of recovering and refining Matthew’s material while building a new vocabulary for Peggy. I’m still getting to know Peggy, her energy, her approach. I’m learning to understand how best to make use of her physicality and her extensive experience and to communicate to her in a way that makes brings the best out of her. Like Matthew, she has worked with some of the most famous choreographers in the world so the challenge for me is to find something new for them, from them, to surprise themselves and me. You can see a little of how we’re getting on here:

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