Cloud Study uses the idea of clouds as a traveling, dreamy mass which floats above everything, witnessing, dissolving and carrying storms. Two compelling dancers: Mufutau Yusuf, an Irish man born in Nigeria and Salma Ataya, a Palestinian dancer, are running to somewhere or from something, speaking English, Arabic and Yourba, communicating with their bodies, hand signs and dance. Cloud Study is about witnessing and feeling rather than understanding. It is both hopeful and moving.
Originally commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival.
Choreography is by John Scott, music by the brilliant Derry composer/dj, Ryan Vail.