TerrainSkin:4Dimesional Flow (2014)
Choreographer: Mairead Vaughan
Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and supported by the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (IWAMD) University of Limerick, Dance Limerick, Firkin Crane.
This three-hour live collaborative dance, video and visual arts performance installation allows insight into the simultaneous, non-linear nature of creative process – a process of becoming, a process of construction and deconstruction, a process of refinement and re-configuration, a process of transition from site to installation and from practice to performance. Our live response attempts to transmit a direct sensory and energetic engagement.
Two World’s Lie At Their Feet (2008)
Funded by Dublin City Council and The Incubation Space Residency.
Mairead Vaughan and Regan O’Brien simultaneously perform self-devised solos woven together in a symbiotic exchange of dance, theatre and voice; accompanied by Dara O’Brien’s live soundscape. While gazing through a window, they search for a question they forgot to ask. This work reveals the world between illusion and actuality that is at the heart of the question they seek to retrieve.
Being Nowhere Else (2008)
Choreographer/Dancer: Mairead Vaughan
Funded by Dublin City Council, Dance Ireland, International Dance Festival.
This solo was conceived as part of Dance Ireland’s Choreographic Initiative. This initiative provided funding and space to enter into an extensive research period. Mairead explored a variety of movement principles and sensibilities from various world dance workshops she attended in Borneo, Malaysia, Peru and Ecuador over the previous two years. This solo was selected to be performed at the International Dance Festival 2008.
Choreographer: Mairead Vaughan
Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council. Screened at Vibrate Dance Festival, 2007, Dance House, Lighthouse Cinema, Project Arts Centre 2008, World Congress of Dance Research, Athens 2013. Described as a dance highlight of the year, 2008 in The Irish Times by Michael Seaver.
Frozen is a site-specific dance film set in the streets of Dublin and in the Garden of Remembrance. Frozen juxtaposes Ireland’s iconic and historical past with today’s rapidly evolving culture questioning the relationship between myth and modernity and posturing a dilemma in the contemporary Irish psyche struggling to reconcile Ireland old and new.
The Anima and Animus 2 (2007)
Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Dublin City Council and performed in Project Arts Centre, Dublin and Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda.
This site-specific dance installation was created specifically for the unique and historic setting of the Martello Tower in Millmount, Drogheda. Inspired by the architecture of the building and the surrounding historical landscape, this duet evokes ghost like images of our past, present and future, that exist within us and around us in one unifying field.
The Anima and the Animus 1 (2003)
Performed in Project Arts Centre, Dublin and Mermaid Arts Centre, Wicklow.
A flash of brilliant light. A shot like an explosion in the head shifting perceptions of time and space. When crossed wires fuse and the memory filing system falls into disarray, the basic language of shapes and colours emerge from our unconscious reservoir. This work presents an ethereal journey into a sinister and surreal world of mystery, eloquence and confusion. A myriad of jarring moving sculpture influenced by classical Indian dance forms.
It Was All About the Truth (2003)
Performed at Dublin Fringe Festival 2003, Project Arts Centre.