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On: 15 Nov 2019 To: 15 Nov 2019

Double Bill Dark Matter and Dark Matters Mihaela Griveva and Cathy Walsh

Tickets on Eventbrite €10/€8

Dark Matter by Miheala Griveva 14 mins

A solo performance that delves into the scientific conundrum that is Dark Matter. The only way to detect Dark Matter is to observe it indirectly. By looking at how the path of light is distorted the observer can map out how space bends and therefore how the matter is distributed. The work transforms and evolves as it's performed. Shaped by gravity, rotation and reaction to the impulses the performer attempts to bend space and time and illustrate what the essence of Dark Matter may be. “Dark matter is a mysterious substance composing most of the material universe, now widely thought to be some form of massive exotic particle. An intriguing alternative view is that dark matter is made of black holes formed during the first second of our universe's existence, known as primordial black holes.” NASA

Mihaela Griveva is a choreographer, teacher, dancer, entrepreneur and mentor. Based in Ireland she has extensively traveled through Europe and Asia studying with some of the most preeminent contemporary choreographers.

Dark Matters by Cathy Walsh 40 mins

The piece is an exploration of the layers of the known and unknown. That which is true in the world of physics, that is, the world we live in, is often unbelievable. Exploring the dimensions of space by creating a visual landscape and soundscape to move through, I take the audience on a journey of the senses through this 2, 3, 4 dimensional space. Notions of Real or Fake become destabilised in this forest of smoke and mirror. Dancing between the dark and the light, using silence and stillness to highlight their opposites, distorting the familiar, we will try to uncover what is hidden in plain sight.

As a freelance performer and choreographer Cathy has made her own works and has collaborated with and worked for many other artists such as Cecíle Bally, Kareth Schaffer, Tino Sehgal, Ruairi Donovan, Julie Kelleher, Anna Newell, and Kathleen Hermsdorf.

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