Weathering is a new feature-length hybrid work by director, choreographer Mary Wycherley exploring the boundaries between film and live performance. Weathering is an exploration of our relationship to our ancient past and how to ground ourselves within the precarious social, political and environmental landscape of our present and future. In collaboration with writer Jools Gilson, singer Ceara Conway and composer Jürgen Simpson, Weathering showcases Wycherley’s hallmark interdisciplinary style.

Conceived as a multiscreen work, and together with cinematographer Raja Nundlall, audiences are immersed within the work’s point of departure, the striking and poignant landscape of an 11,000 year-old Irish submerged glacial woodland, The Gearagh/  An Gaorthadh in Co. Cork. This last surviving full oak forest in Western Europe was felled for the building of electrical dams in the 1950s and within Weathering it acts as a bridge to the prehistoric age asking us to reflect on how ancient places and natural environments infuse our current relationship to the natural world. With dancers Justine Cooper and Aoife McAtamney, and costume by Triona Lillis, the hybrid work features live sound and voice performance, exploring the space between film and liveness. Produced by Gwen Van Spijk.

The outcome of the project will be presented at Dance Limerick in March 2023.

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Weathering is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City and County Council with support from Dance Limerick, Project Arts Centre and Tanzrauschen Festival, Wuppertal.