You might be seeing this in your neighbourhood.
Cork theatre company Corcadorca is responding to the Covid-19 crisis by bringing a travelling theatre performance to communities across the city.
Contact, a highly visual, non-verbal performance starring Eadaoin O’Donoghue and Cormac Mohally, directed by Pat Kiernan, will be brought to multiple locations, where the local residents can experience “a live performance that artistically reflects our new reality and the universally shared current challenges around human contact”.
Through physical theatre techniques and exaggerated props, the short performance will convey an exchange that reflects the struggles of our social interactions. The piece will be lit dramatically and the assembly and dismantling of the set will also be choreographed to form part of the overall performance.
A 25-minute spectacle
“Arriving at the location by various means with props in tow, the set and lighting rig will be assembled on-site creating a sense of anticipation before the performers arrive ‘on stage’,” say Corcoadorca.
The overall spectacle will last for approximately 25 minutes in each location.
“Performers and crew will observe physical distancing at all times, and all neighbours are welcome to come together (at a distance) as the audience to experience this very unique performance, right outside their homes.”
The performances, staged as part of Cork Midsummer Festival, will pop up at various surprise locations across Cork city, from June 11th-14th and June 18th-21st, 2020.