Associate Artist at the Watergate Theatre
Cindy is currently Associate Artist at the Watergate Theatre, Kilkenny. Throughout 2021 Cindy is focusing on continued development on the collaborative project ‘OLGA’ with Irish composer and musician Dave Boyd.
The developing work will result in a dance theatre documentary inspired by the life of Cindy’s ancestor Olga Steck who was herself an early 20th century singer, dancer and actor.
This project investigates the idea of inherited memory within the wider socio-political frame of being an independent, female performing artist: one family, two stories over a 100-year time span.
Embracing the spirit of this unprecedented time of change in the world, Cummings will embark on a new focus in her process to experiment with innovative methodologies, forms and technology that will enable her ideas to be realised.
The Cummings/Boyd collaboration began in 2020 when the Watergate Theatre supported the early development of Cindy’s work on ‘OLGA’. While the theatre was dark, Cindy and Dave worked via Zoom to create a physical and musical vocabulary for the new work and to also experiment with the potential of remote and live performance happening simultaneously in a theatre space. This short residency culminated in a work in progress showing of ‘OLGA’ in September 2020.
This project has been made possible with support from the Watergate Theatre, the Arts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny County Council and KCAT Arts Centre.
Visit cindycummings.net to read more about Cindy Cummings.
Visit daveboyd.net to read more about Dave Boyd.