‘'the material is textured, highly organised and rigorously delivered’'
- Joesphine Leask, Independent Reviewer.
MEITHEAL (Irish pronunciation: [ˈmɛhəl]) is the Irish name for a work group, conveying the idea of 'connection with neighbour.' The term is used to convey the idea of a 'spirit of community' within which neighbours will respond to the needs of each other.
With it’s distinct atmosphere, MEITHEAL pays homage to Heaslip’s upbringing in rural Ireland. Using the physical patterns of past rural and laborious activities, MEITHEAL is a reinvention of historic manual activities into contemporary dance vocabulary. The dancers operate as cogs in an efficient machine, whilst locating their own identity within the wider collective.
Choreography | Rob Heaslip
Lighting | Simon Gane
Dancers | Cast of 6
Duration | 20min