2020 | Miss Orbit

A durational piece created for Culture Night.

Standing on the terrace of the Source Arts Centre, you are witnessing three women gathered behind the glass panels of a theatre hall. Pushed out of their life’s orbit they slow down to rebuild their steps with unbreachable confidence.

Orbiting like wandering stars? heroines of no novel? bewildered animals? Unique and universal, they randomly intersect at the crossroad of past images and projected futures. They trace their way, swirling behind the glass window like the dolls of ancient automatons, sitting in loneliness like characters of a Hopper painting.

Created in the aftermath of the first COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020, this work investigates the re-building of confidence, rooted in minute details of intentions and attentions, keeping in mind how confinement reminded us the virtues of a drastic slowdown.

Artistic direction: Alexandre Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi

Choreography: Alexandre Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi in collaboration with Robyn Byrne

Performance: Robyn Byrne, Jazmin Chiodi, Amberlee Toumanguelov

Photography: Alexandre Iseli

Music: Oscar Mascareñas

Iseli-Chiodi dance company is resident company at the Tipperary Excel Arts Centre since 2008 and funded by the Arts Council Dance Artist in Residency scheme, by Tipperary Excel Arts Centre and Tipperary County Council.

The creation and performance of this work is a Culture Night commission by Tipperary County Council Arts Office, Supported by Tipperary Dance Platform with funding from the Arts Council Dance Artists in Residency scheme. With the support of Tig Roy and the Source Arts Centre. Many thanks to Roy Galvin.

Jazmin Chiodi

MA Festive Arts

Artistic director


Festival curator

Alexandre Iseli

MSc Biology

Artistic director


Festival producer

Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli are artists in residency at the Tipperary Excel Arts Centre since 2008

They are founders and directors of the Tipperary Dance Platform programme and TDP’ international dance festival

See  www.tdp-danceplatform.ie