Uillinn Dance Season 2022 Bád Shiobhán


Bád Shiobhán

Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín
Friday 28 October, 8.00pm 
Tickets €15/12
Booking online via Eventbrite only here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/bad-shiobhan-uillinn-dance-season-2022-tickets-415843116957
Age suitability 8+ / Performance duration 50 minutes approximately. 
A tender, joyful, subtle and sometimes pragmatic unfolding of a relationship between daughter, father and a lifetime of boat-building and rowing.

Bád Shiobhán (Siobhán’s Boat) is an honest, tender and authentic performance touching on themes of care, tradition, power and play in familial relationships. Using movement, text, projections and song, it is an invitation to view tradition; familial and otherwise, in a different light. The work centres around the relationship between choreographer Siobhán, her father, traditional boat-builder Pádraig Ó Duinnín, and a 3-hand West Kerry Naomhóg, a light-weight, wooden-framed, canvas-covered canoe usually rowed at sea on the west coast of Ireland.

In the performance Siobhán and Pádraig work with some of the boat's materials including 20 foot, spruce laths and 10 yards of canvas. Set to an original score by composer Neil Quigley, with visuals by Dervla Baker, Bád Shiobhán weaves the traditional into a contemporary performance setting.

Bád Shiobhán uncovers the nuances of an imperfect relationship, sharing heartfelt experiences of the joyful and sometimes tragic aspects of life in connection to the sea, rowing and boat-building. This work celebrates an intimacy that evolves from building a boat and making a dance together.

Director/Choreographer: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín
Performers: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Pádraig Ó Duinnín
Composer: Neil Quigley
Rehearsal Director: Laura Murphy
Visual Design: Dervla Baker
Lighting Design: Hanan Sheedy
Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer
Produced by: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín & Laura Murphy

Created in association with Firkin Crane & Cork Midsummer Festival.
Funded by the Arts Council, Cork City Council, Ealaín na Gaeltachta & Cork County Council - Arts Office
Supported by Dance Ireland, Tyrone Guthrie Centre & Ionad Cultúrtha an Dochtúir Ó Loingsigh,

More about Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín
Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín is a dance artist based in Cork, Ireland. Her primary focus is on place-based and site-specific work manifesting in film and live performance. She is curious about why people dance, multi-lingual working environments, community structures and finding ways to connect, through the body, to our surroundings. Siobhán enjoys collaborative and multi-disciplinary work and has created alongside poets, actors, singers, geologists, boat-builders and musicians. She has also worked with a range of community groups with a special focus on primary school aged children.

In 2018 Siobhán was nominated by EVA International to participate in Magic Carpets, a Creative Europe residency programme for emerging artists and curators. She spent a month in Folkestone, UK researching and making work based on the connection people have with Folkestone Warren, a unique part of the Kent coastline.
From 2018-2020 Siobhán was Dance Artist in Residence, Ionad Cultúrtha, Baile Mhúirne Co Chorcaí funded by Arts Council, Cork County Council, Ealaín na Gaeltachta and kindly supported by Ionad Cultúrtha. She is a recipient of the Arts Council’s Next Generation Award (2018).

In 2022 Siobhán was awarded the Markievicz Award as part of the Decade of Centenaries programme. Her work has been shown at Salt Festival of the Sea and Environment (UK), Ullapool Dance Festival (SCT), Cork Midsummer Festival, Dublin Dance Festival, Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement, What Next Festival, Tipperary Dance Platform and Firkin Crane amongst others.

Siobhán trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance (UK) and subsequently completed a Masters in Contemporary Dance Performance, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance graduating in 2012. She has performed with Joan Davis, John Jasperse & Liz Roche (Step Up Dance Programme), Jessie Keenan, Junk Ensemble, Laura Murphy and Mary Wycherley. 

Siobhán was also a member of Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company performing works by Fearghus Ó Conchúir and David Bolger.

Instagram: @siobhannidhuinnin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/siobhannidhuinnindance
Website: www.siobhannidhuinnin.com



Image Credit: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Bád Shiobhán, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Pádraig Ó Duinnín, Clare Keogh

The Contemporary Dance Programme at Uillinn is in partnership with Cork County Council and supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

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