Creative Performance Project
Open to people aged 50+
This is my letter to the world,
That never wrote to me,–
The simple news that Nature told,
With tender majesty.
Her message is committed
To hands I cannot see;
For love of her, sweet countrymen,
Judge tenderly of me! …..Emily Dickinson.
Following on from the first part of a project exploring the work of Emily Dickinson in May 2016, we were delighted to delve deeper into the world of this lauded American writer and discover more about her inspiring, powerful writing with this second project in 2017.
Seventeen people signed up to the project with choreographer Philippa Donnellan and respected theatre writer/director Noelle Brown. In summoning the spirit of Emily Dickinson, this challenging and inventive journey included discussing and reciting her poetry, exploring imagery and creating choreography – and devising a special dance theatre piece. The project culminated in four performances by the participants of EMILY at CoisCéim studio as part of Culture Night 2017. In keeping with Emily Dickinson who always wore white, the performers were dressed in elegant white outfits and the performance space was decorated with simple lights and household props. The performance was an effective and striking end to a project that paid homage to Dickinson’s unique prose and poetry.