“Mujeres revolucionarias”, dance performance to play tribute to 1916.
On June 29th at 6:15pm, St. Peter’s on North Main Street (formerly Cork Vision Centre) will host a very special dance performance inspired by the events around 1916. The performance, entitled Mujeres revolucionarias, choreographed by Inma Pavon will take place around and utilise the physical structure of the the current exhibition on display in St. Peter’s entitled “Rebellion!”
Inma Pavon in collaboration with Eimear Reidy, Carolyn Collir, Claire O’Brien, Orla Kelly-Smyth, Maria Sinnecker, Elna Coderoni, Leanne Foxwell and Ewelina Dombkowska invites Cork’s public to engage in a new site specific dance-theatre performance inspired by important work that women of the Irish Revolution carried out during this historical period in Ireland. Through a combination of dance, music and theatre this piece wishes to acknowledge their voices and their stories which might have been unheard before now.
This is a free event as part of Cork’s 1916 Centenary Programme. The performance is will run from 6:15pm to 7pm on Wednesday the 29th of June in St Peter’s Church on North Main Street, Cork. Please arrive early to avoid disturbing the show.
Inma Pavon had this to say about the event.
“This performance wish to invite Cork’s Public to engage in a new site-specific dance-theatre performance inspired by the important work that women of the Irish Revolution carried on during the early 20th Century in Ireland. Through a combination of dance, music and theatre this piece wishes to acknowledge their voices and their stories which might had been unheard before. This performance has been created specially for St Peter’s Church, North Main st. Cork.
There will be a series of durational performances which will emphasise some of the work that some women did during the revolutionary period in Ireland.This is also an opportunity for the Public to see the visual art installation created specially for this project by Inma whose choreographic and directing visions developed side by side with her visual art work.This project is my response in the shape of a dance piece to a series of public lectures, art exhibitions, history talks, etc etc that I went to and it is open to the viewer to create their own ideas and to interpret it in their own minds.I am delighted to have been giving this opportunity to know about those women that did everything they could and more. I hope this project will open a new window for more people to know more about these women.”
St. Peter’s was reopened in 2016 as Cork’s 1916 Centre of Commemoration. The venue has played host to a variety of key 1916 events and exhibitions throughout the year. St. Peter’s is a public exhibition space open free of charge Tuesday – Sunday. For more information on opening times and upcoming events go to www.stpeterscork.ie or phone 021 4278187