Examining our relationship with the Earth and each other. Using
images which evoke and contrast ancient forms and modern tensions,
the episodes unfold within the sparse mountainous landscpe of visual
artist Robert Ballagh.
Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick; Original Music: John Ryan, Michael
Seaver, Donal Hurley; Design: Robert Ballagh; Lighting: Rupert Murrray;
Costumes: Paul McCauley/Helen Kiersey; Dancers: Muirne Bloomer,
Robert Connor, JJ Formento, Karim Karim, Rachel Lampert, Jenny Roche
and Loretta Yurick
Robert Connor & Loretta Yurick (1992)
"I'm going to plant a heart in the earth, water it with love
from a vein"
"..a beautiful and gently uplifting piece.a profoundly simple statement
.elegantly executed and evocative.take time out in this dream world
before it evaporates."
".a standing ovation for Dance Theatre of Ireland .striking physical
images.stark burnt black trees, .humans against a red hot sky.screaming
totem like effigies..a waterfall created by hand held bowls.
The Cork Examiner
".influenced by ritualistic dances and ideas of the Hopi Indian
and the Celts.joyous and positively uplifting.don't miss it."
".against Robert Ballagh's bare mountain vista.beautifully lit
by Rupert Murray.inspired dancing from a splendid cast."
the Irish Times
".a dreamworld...imbued with ritualistic dance and complex relationships...the
work delivers its message with real theatrical flair."
The Stage and Television Today, London
"There is nothing dreamlike about the performance-it's all precision
and rigour.There is a definite sense of being earthed as you watch
these body images wrap themselves around the collective consciousness
of the audience.the hush is audible."