I had the pleasure last night of attending a performance of ‘Museum of Missing Things,’ a beautiful work encompassing dance, music, and video, which grew from my book ‘Clasp’.
Master-choreographer Holly Small has spent the past two and a half years in deep consideration of the poems, working steadily towards the development of this extraordinary sequence, in collaboration with her team of dancers and distinguished artist-composer John Oswald. It was such a joy to watch their work, and to witness how these poems have taken root in the imagination of others. I was particularly moved to watch the very talented Jazmín Chiodi, Oriah Wiersma, Brendan Wyatt, and Holly herself in such powerful performances, and I wish them every luck in forthcoming performances in Canada.
This co-production by Tipperary Dance Platform and Iseli-Chiodi dance company was generously supported by the Canada Council Arts Abroad Program, the Ontario Arts Council, Tipperary Dance Platform, and Tigh Roy Centre for Irish Culture. Mo bhuíochas leo go léir.