About This Artist

Ruairí Ó’Donnabháin is a choreographer from Co. Cork, Ireland. He lives and works on a small island; Oileán Chléire, an hour off the Irish mainland researching the effect of his native language and dances in the body.

 

About This Project

In 2017 Mica Sigourney and Ruairí Ó’Donnabháin walked alongside the 303 mile disputed border between The Republic and The North of Ireland.

Two Irishmen walk into a theatre: one from America and one from Éire.

Two men walk Irishly into an amharclann.

Two Irishmen walk the border between the Republic and The North, then into a theatre.

This duet traces a border, looking for midlands, mid folks and in-betweeners. It describes the familial lineages of an Irish emigrant and an Irish native, both aerach; both with aspirations to discover or uncover a future by squinting at the past.

mic tíre is a performance in three language sets: Gaeilge, English and Dance.

Ag teacht abhaile. Leaving. Coming and going.

“499 km de theorainn chun siúl – níl a fhios againn cé chomh eile a freagra a thabhairt ar cad atá ag tarlú.”

Eipic Miotaseolaíoch Aerach Éireannach i dtrí chuid; ar dtús an tsiúlóid, den dara an dán agus sa triú dísréad le cadhc.

Cailleann agus faigheann an fheidhmíocht seo i gcleachtais deabhóideach le oilithrigh, laochra agus neasghaolta Bandia.

Baile Átha Cliath, Dún Dealgan, Béal Átha Conaill, Dúthamhlacht, Annaghmakerrig, Cluain Eois, Newtownbutler, Inis Ceithleann, Beéal Cú, Loch Naman, Béal Leice, Béal Átha Seanaidh, Paiteagó, Loch Dearg, An Doire, Port a Doras.

Ag teacht abhaile. Ag fágáil. Ag teacht agus ag imeacht.

Upcoming Events

Secure Our Stage

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the NETWORK project

KD>>MovingGround
Saturday - Sunday July 2-3, 2022 at 4:30PM PT

SF Arts Board Match

featuring CounterPulse, The Tenderloin Museum, Bay Area Video Coalition, and more!
Wednesday, July 13 at 6PM PT

GIRLFLY 2022

Flyaway Productions and the Museum of Craft and Design
Thursday & Friday, July 28-29 at 7PM PT

Archived Events

The ABJD Series

Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Saturday June 11, 2022 • 4PM PT at The Roxie Theater

Edge Residency 2022 – SOLD OUT

Audrey Johnson & Nkeiruka Oruche
Thursday - Saturday June 2-4 & 9-11, 2022 at 8PM PT

FRE!HEIT

David Brandstätter
Friday - Saturday June 17 - 18, 2022 at 8PM PT, and Sunday June 19, 2022 at 2PM PT

Commedia dell’Arte and the Art of Improv in Drag

Presented by Oaklash
Tuesday May 24th at 6PM PT

Blog Roll

  • the NETWORK project

    Directed by Krista DeNio Created & performed by Chloe Crotzer, Diana Lara, Tanja London, Heidi Erickson, Ashley Munday, Maicha Folch, Midy Zarem, Rosemary Hannon, Grace Shaver  Presented by KD>>MovingGround, CounterPulse, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program July 2-3, 2022 • 4:30-7:30  PM PT counterpulse.org/network the NETWORK project addresses human survival and what we truly need– from […]

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  • The ABJD Film Series Comes to Its Conclusion

    The ABJD Series • Directed by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto • Presented by CounterPulse Saturday, June 11, 2022 • 4:00 PM PT • The Roxie Theater • counterpulse.org/the-abjd-series Tickets available here at a range of $14-$24. The ABJD Series is a four-part film series and finale of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s six year multi-media project, Tomorrow We […]

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  • Defining Freedom with David Brandstätter

    The Artist Talks About His Upcoming Performance of FRE!HEIT with Michelle Jacques This performance has been postponed until the Fall of 2022. Subscribe to our newsletter for more updates. “I felt I was lacking freedom, but I couldn’t find out what made me feel so unfree,” performance artist and co-founder of Shifts– Art in Movement […]

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  • Notes from the process : [and then we must be]

    Inspired by ancestral, community-centered, and spiritual relationships to land and plants, [and then we must be] by Audrey Johnson is a research and ritual project honoring Black American practices with land and plants through the modes of food, farming, rootwork, and magic. The work honors the practices that get passed down through recipe, spell, and story, as well as the memories active and activated in the body, plants, the land (soil, clay, mycelium, strata), and in spirit.

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  • CounterPulse Presents ARC Edge 2022

    Paying homage to Black American spirituality and African Diasporic rites of community, the 2022 CounterPulse Edge program presents [and then we must be] by Audrey Johnson and, in partnership with Afro Urban Society, Mixtape of the Dead & Gone #1- Egwu Onwu Ahamefula by Nkeiruka Oruche + Gbedu Town Radio. This year’s Edge performances invite the audience into conversation with the land, spirits, the afterlife, and the legacies that inform the rituals and practices around them.

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