GROUNDED by Aoife Dempsey
This piece evolved from a series of creative exercises which involved tuning into the senses and following movement impulses. Throughout the process, the group explored the idea of what it means to be "here." This took on new significance taking place as it did in the midst of lockdown. "Here" was experienced simultaneously in two opposing ways. "Here" was the loss of an elsewhere and the involuntary grounding of the body, leading to feelings of frustration and claustrophobia. "Here" was also an intense grounding and moving within nature's rhythms, bringing a sense of peace and harmony not usually permitted by modern life.