Helica is a fusion of movement and music exploring the cyclical nature of life. A flowing, graceful performance that brings us on the emotional journey of the coming and going of the seasons, the constant flux of growth and decay, awakening thriving and returning to rest. Highlighting the need to create centres, within ourselves, between each other and our surroundings to maintain balance and harmony, Helica, meaning spiral, is a colourful, meditative and vibrant dance performance.
Helga Deasy is a choreographer and dance artist based in Cork. She has performed and presented her work nationally and internationally, including Dance Umbrella Festival (UK), Bonnie Bird Theatre (UK), Theater an der Universität Regensburg (Germany), Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement (Northern Ireland) and in Ireland at Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork Opera House, the Firkin Crane and Dublin Dance Festival.
Supported by a Culture Ireland Award Helica toured to New York in June of this year for a performance at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Laban Institute of Movement Studies.
"Helica is such an engaging performance, the combination of the dance and music is intense and emotional. Aifric McMahon, audience member (Laban Institute of Movement Studies 40th anniversary celebration, New York, June 2018).
"Helica really is a total work of art () with this particular piece of Contemporary Dance, the Choreographer and Director Helga Deasy, had brought together the three things that elude so many performances; movement, sound and sight into a cohesive and unified whole. Each element in the work had been thought through and balanced against the other, leaving the audience immersed in a controlled and engaged experience Dermot Browne, audience member, artist & curator (Helica performance at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, October 2017).