Mosaic in Motion – Helga Deasy


Friday 1st October 2021 8.00pm

Mosaic in Motion is a celebration of dance and movement. It is the culmination of this year’s Dance Artist in Residence programme.

The event showcases a variety of performance works by dance artists and choreographers from Cork and beyond, bringing together diverse styles and practices all connected by the joy and magic that is dance. Mosaic in Motion is a mixed-bill of poetic, playful, thought-provoking and uplifting performances which invite the audience to smile, loose themselves, marvel, and to be moved.

State of Flux (Helga Deasy / Fish in the Sky)
Inspired by the philosophy of Heraclitus, State of Flux is a poetic exploration of the ever-changing nature of life. Everything is always in motion, as life itself is movement, a current of fleeting experiences and encounters. In these times, dealing with constant change has become the norm. State of Flux explores the idea that navigating uncertainty – as unsettling as it may be – also holds transformative possibilities. It takes solace in the thought that only by letting go and moving forward with the currents of life, by embracing change instead of resisting it, we can experience growth.
Choreographed and directed by Helga Deasy, performed by Sara Hernandez and Yumi Lee with original composition and live music by Justin Grounds and lighting design by Tim Feehily, produced by Eoin Ó hAnnracháin and Helga Deasy.

Guest artist performances:

  • What to Say by Rachel Sheil
  • Hair, Shoulders, Hoops and Toes by Gracie Marshall
  • First Studies on the Movements of Love by Diviane Helena de Oliveira

Films:

  • The Sang Bowl by Natasha Bourke
  • Nature Wisdom by Cuizhu Wang, Ana Vallejos & Yawen Yuan
  • Confliction by Etaoin Melville

Mosaic in Motion is curated by Helga Deasy, Cork City Dance Artist in Residence at the Firkin Crane with kind support from Cork City Council.

Helga Deasy (Ireland/Germany) is a choreographer and dance artist based in Cork.
She has performed and presented her work in Ireland, the UK, Germany and the USA. Latest Credits include River Fragments (Cork Midsummer Festival 2019), Helica (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies 40th anniversary celebration and conference/New York, the Firkin Crane & Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre 2018), When I’m here, I remember you (Dublin Dance Festival, the Firkin Crane & Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre 2016), and Longing Belonging (Cork Midsummer Festival 2015).
The film adaptation of River Fragments will premiere at the IndieCork Film Festival on the 20th of September 2021.
Helga has received awards from the Arts Council Ireland, Cork City Council, Culture Ireland and heartsandhealth.ie among others.

Helga is Cork City Dance Artist in Residence at the Firkin Crane 2021 (kindly supported by Cork City Council) & 2022 (kindly supported by the Arts Council and Cork City Council).