Company Philip Connaughton
[ IRELAND ]
Sat 11 June / Pop-Up Performances
Five brave and exciting female performers dance alone on the streets of Carlow in a new work from choreographer Philip Connaughton.
No Control explores how we are being seen, who sees us, and how not to be afraid.
Created with the support of the Carlow Arts Development Fund, No Control is inspired by the loss of privacy experienced by Connaughton while trying to connect with a loved one in full-time care during lockdown.
This coincided with the loss of performance spaces and so Connaughton’s need for self-expression developed into a solo performance-practice in parks, alleyways, bridges, and on street corners.
The work questions what it means to dance alone, to invite being seen, and demands the right to be able to do it boldly and without fear.
The only way to love is to love anywhere. The only way to dance, is to dance anywhere. The only way to really take control is by letting go.
COMPANY PHILIP CONNAUGHTON – NO CONTROL • choreographer: Philip Connaughton • performers: Robyn Byrne, Marion Cronin, Deirdre Griffin, Sarah Ryan, Roisin Whelan • Costume design: Emily Ni Bhrion • Production: Once Off Productions in association with Project Arts Centre • Philip Connaughton is a resident artist at Project Arts Centre • Funded by The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon.