Bridget Madden - ‘ionsú’
‘ionsú’ is a work in progress which was staged on the EVOLVE Choreographers platform (May 2015) with the support of Dance Resource Base and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
"Waves and absorption of residual moment of loft and grounding…suspended traces of the past and future hang in the air, rousing energies of contemporary Irish Dance".
Maria Svensson ‘The Importance of Shepherds’
I am a sister, a daughter, an empty vessel. I am the wise woman, the bone woman, the warrior and the wolf. I am a child of God, of Mother Earth, a trace of my ancestors. I am the advantaged generation asking why? I am a seeker, a fool, a Goddess. I am a leader, a shepherd guiding myself through the Kingdom of souls.
This solo is an attempt to celebrate women and especially my granny Mary Henic. In the complexity of this it is also a reflection on how I can and would have organised myself in order to exist in this world.
What if the depth is on the surface?
You can see the performance at the Echo Echo Studios, Magazine Street on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th November 8pm with tickets priced at £10/ £8 Concession. For more information, you can contact the Echo Echo on 028 713 08883 or go to www.echoechodance.com. Photograph of Musician Lorna McLaughlin with dancers Abbie Madden, Leonie McDonagh and Esther Alleyne who perform Ionsu (Choreographer Bridget Madden)