Company Philip Connaughton returns with the premiere run of Love Songs, a seductive and provocative new dance show revelling in the infinite possibilities of love. As the talented Dublin choreographer and dancer brings his unique vision to his most ambitious work to date, Love Songs offers audiences a chance to embark on a journey of exploration in the company of a beguiling cast of eight inter-generational performers bent on entertaining.
“The starting point for Love Songs was me wondering how my grandparents – who were all born pre 1900’s – might hypothetically look on my lifestyle now as a gay man, and if, or how, they might respond to that. This got me thinking about how radically things have changed in society between then and now, and how creating a language around love is an incredibly important tool without which it’s sometimes hard to even imagine certain situations if they don’t affect you directly. So in this piece we are thinking about different or as yet unconsidered relationships of love in our ever-changing society, and with this powerful and dynamic ensemble, we’re creating an experience filled with poignancy, humour, passion, and purpose.” – Philip Connaughton
And so the stage of the Project Arts Centre, is set for a Christmas spectacle that sees Helen Jordan, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Andy de Souza, Orla Dwyer, Isabella Oberländer, Anna Kaszuba, Clare Adam and Philip Connaughton take a deep, devotional, dive into the glorious undefinable, while tethered to a love song.
Love Songs is presented by Company Philip Connaughton in association with Once Off Productions, Project Arts Centre, and Cork Opera House. Love Songs is funded by the Arts Council. Philip Connaughton is a Resident Artist at Project Arts Centre.
Performances 7.30pm Wed 14th (Preview) – Sat 17th December
Matinee Performance Saturday 17th at 2.30pm