CONDUIT

CONDUIT is a dance theatre project co-created by Deidre Cavazzi and Jessamyn Fairfield, exploring the brain as an electronic device and how our neural circuitry leads to perception, memory, and mind. Our performances and school workshops are funded by the Irish Research Council through their New Foundations award for STEAM innovations.

Two public performances will take place at the O’Donoghue Theatre at NUI Galway on June 29 & 30, 2022 featuring guest talks from Dr. Mossy Kelly (ATU) and Dr. Richard Roche (University of Maynooth) followed by a dance theatre piece expressing these concepts. There will also be an interactive pre-show featuring neuroscience-inspired activities in the O’Donoghue Centre foyer, starting at 6:30pm.

The performances are free but pre-booking is essential:

Co-Created by Deidre Cavazzi and Jessamyn Fairfield, with the support of the Irish Research Council New Foundations STEAM Innovation Grant and NUI Galway Discipline of Drama and Theatre Studies.

Short Talks by Richard Roche and Mossy Kelly
Pre-Show featuring drawing in process and display by Caitlyn Rooke
Choreography by Deidre Cavazzi and the dancers

Cast: Deidre Cavazzi, Michelle Coyne, Jérémie Cyr-Cooke, Jessamyn Fairfield, Laura Geary, Christine Safi, Dircia Sarmento Belo, Georgina Short, Jenna Veal

Axon Terminal
Music: “Optimist” by Zoë Keating
Dancers: full ensemble

Childhood Memories
Music: sound recorded by the performers
Dancers: Deidre Cavazzi, Michelle Coyne, Jessamyn Fairfield, Laura Geary

Memory Mapping in the Brain
Music: “Boga” by amiina
Dancers: Deidre Cavazzi, Michelle Coyne, Jérémie Cyr-Cooke, Jessamyn Fairfield, Dircia Sarmento Belo

Mutability of Recall/Spontaneous Activation
Music: “Púsl” by amiina (edited)
Dancers: Deidre Cavazzi, Michelle Coyne, Jessamyn Fairfield, Laura Geary, Dircia Sarmento Belo

Anchor Memories
Music: “inconsist: inconsist” by Ólafur Arnauds
Dancers: Deidre Cavazzi, Jessamyn Fairfield, Laura Geary

Building a Network
Music: “Dragonfly Across an Ancient Sky” by Helios (edited)
Dancers: Michelle Coyne, Jérémie Cyr-Cooke, Christine Safi, Georgina Short

Homeostasis/Negative Feedback Loops
Music: “Arterial” by Lusine (edited)
Dancers: Deidre Cavazzi, Michelle Coyne, Jérémie Cyr-Cooke, Jessamyn Fairfield, Laura Geary, Christine Safi, Georgina Short, Jenna Veal

Memory Tags/Connection
Music: “For Now I am Winter (Nils Frahm Rework)” by Ólafur Arnauds
Dancers: full ensemble

Special thanks to Marianne Ní Chinnéide, Mike O’Halloran, and Sarah Timmins of the O’Donoghue Centre for their gracious support and the use of facilities. We also wish to thank Sarah Gundy from CÚRAM and Elaine Donovan and Kirsty Warren from Baboró for their help facilitating school workshops.