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Ultan O'Brien & Nic Gareiss

Flowerfield Arts Centre, 185 Coleraine Road, Portstewart, Derry/Londonderry, BT55 7HU
Image of Ultan O'Brien holding a voilin and percussive dancer Nic Gareiss sitting on chairs with their legs stretched to the side


A collaboration with Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement

Friday 10 February, 19:30 (Doors 19:00)
Tickets £10 full, £9 concession

Fiddler, violist, and composer Ultan O'Brien (Slow Moving Clouds) and percussive dancer Nic Gareiss (This is How we Fly) perform a set of new collaborations exploring space, time, and texture in Irish traditional music and percussive dance. Ultan and Nic create sound and movement at the nexus of sight, sound, and touch, puckishly exploring what fiddle music and step dance reveal about both predetermined and extemporaneous composition. By engaging mimetically: fiddle, fiddler, and fiddling, dance, dancer, and dancing, the duo reimagines the erotic symbiosis of traditional music and dance through historic repertoire and new encounter via the mediums of sound and gesture.

Ultan O'Brien & Nic Gareiss' 2023 appearances resume the duo's decade-long commitment to discovering and deepening a lexicon of collaboration which, among other revelations, reconsiders movers as soundmakers and recasts fiddlers as dancers, not only as a means to highlight these respective practices and repertoires, but ultimately to center rapport.

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Season (10 Feb 2023)
Friday19:30 - 20:30

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