Starlight is a new, site-specific performance by Fearghus Ó Conchúir created specifically for the Cork Midsummer Festival. It surprises the audience with its unexpected tour through Firkin Crane – Cork’s iconic home of dance. The thrilling darkness of an unlit stage becomes the playground of a star that entices, orders and seduces you with his sparkle and shade. Meet your reflection as another star dazzles in a room of mirrors.
Choreographed by Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Featuring Matthew Morris and Peggy Grelat-Dupont
Matthew Morris has danced with DV8, Rex Levitates, and Siobhan Davies. He also performed in other works by Fearghus: Match, Niche, and Tabernacle.
Peggy Grelat-Dupont has danced with the Forsythe Company, Lyon Opera Ballet, Maguy Marin, and James Thiérrée. This is her first project with Fearghus
Join these elegant, experienced and enchanting dancers for a dazzling dander.
FEARGHUS Ó CONCHÚIR
Fearghus Ó Conchúir, one of Ireland’s leading independent choreographers, has been working in dance since his twenties. A long-time participant of Project Arts Centre’s PROJECT CATALYST initiative, Fearghus made dances for theatres, films, car parks, building sites and galleries in Ireland and across the world.
Cork Midsummer Festival celebrates contemporary arts and culture by combining both national and international events, delivering many unique experiences that appeal to everyone.
I grew up going to the pantomime in Cork, where are all my family are from, so I think of it as a place where my love of performance was nourished. Over the years I’ve been back in Cork many times to rehearse and perform at The Firkin Crane and there is a potential in that unusual building that I don’t think is fully recognised. Starlight is my way giving visitors a unique perspective on the place and on the light and shade of what it means to be a dazzling performer.
I’m excited by the opportunity to share this work in the Cork Midsummer Festival because I know people will enjoy spending time with Matthew and Peggy, the two entertaining, experienced and generous dancers involved. And I’m planning for there to be a human disco ball.
But I can’t make all of this happen without your help. I’d appreciate any contribution you can make and any help you can give in spreading the word.
Go raibh míle maith agat,