Wildflowers – A Feminine Genesis

Colm Mac Con Iomaire joins dance artist Maureen Fleming in an exploration of femininity in this co-presentation with La MaMa


$30 general / $25 student/senior / $24 IAC members / 10 x $10 tickets available (first-come, first-served)  

Oct 18, 2018 – Oct 21, 2018


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10am-6pm, Monday-Friday

In person:
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La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 E 4th St.
New York, NY 10003


World Premiere

Choreographed by Maureen Fleming
Original music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Presented by La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and Irish Arts Center 

Maureen Fleming, choreographer, dance artist
Colm Mac Con Iomaire, composer, fiddle
James Mahon, uilleann pipes
Bruce Brubaker, piano
Christopher Odo, design and lighting

Inspired by the lush symbolism of Irish poet William Butler Yeats, internationally acclaimed dance artist Maureen Fleming invents surreal movement poetry, curving into shapes of shattering beauty. Fleming’s new interdisciplinary celebration of femininity combines dance and mesmerizing visual theater in a series of “vision poems.” Fleming juxtaposes her singular movement with geometric moving sculptures and brilliant lighting by longtime collaborator Christopher Odo

Featuring live music by renowned Irish composer and violinist Colm Mac Con Iomaire (founding member of the Frames) and uilleann piper James Mahon, with pianist Bruce Brubaker performing music of Philip Glass

Exploring the “immortal waters” of the mystical feminine, Wildflowers asks: “Is immortality an elusive paradigm or present in the here and now?”

“She seemed to transcend the material world and enter a realm of pure spirit...a wondrous choreographic metamorphosis.”The New York Times on Maureen Fleming

“A classically trained head, a transient folk soul and an indomitable traditional heart.”The Irish Times on Colm Mac Con Iomaire

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Wildflowers is also supported by Áras Éanna Arts Centre, Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Galway County Council, Irish World Academy, NUI Galway, and Kaatsbaan International Dance Center.

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