Beats & Sweat
Beats & Sweat is a moving tribute to a place that is not (t)here anymore. A performative environment built from stories that remain, stories that travel in time. It is about getting there, the path that people used to follow, to Sir Henry’s, to the club.
Queue, open the door, pass the bouncers, pay the fee, walk up the stairs, listen to the music from far away, as an echo, in the dark, with the beats as vibrations, not knowing what you are gonna find, maybe feeling that something big is happening there at the other side of the door up ahead.
Spanish architect-choreographer Esther Rodriguez-Barbero in collaboration with Stevie G invite the memories and the anticipation to flood the stairs Sir Henry’s once more. The stairs are recalled from the memories of those that went there, as a symbol of many nights, many parties, many dances; as the antechamber, the moment just before the event already beating beyond the door.
The project was part of Quarter Block Party’s public art program and specially commissioned for the 2019 festival.
Artistic & Technical data
DJ/collaborator: Stevie Grainger
Technical manager & lighting designer: Manuel Loosli
stage manager/ performer: Alice Moloney
Producer: Eszter Némethi
Photo: Brid O' Donovan
Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
Quarter Block Party
Cork City Council Planning Department
Arts Council of Ireland