The Firkin Crane

Hakuna Matata

African style movement and dance
Michaela (from Germany) and Ali (from East Africa), have been working together for the last two years and formed Hakuna Matata, based in Cork, to combine incredible gymnastics and dance, often defying belief but guaranteeing good humour.

Normally, they work as a 2-person show but can grow to a group of 5 acrobats if required. Enjoyed by both children and adults alike, the group perform mind-boggling manoeuvers and unbelievable acrobatics with broad grins. The audience can witness the most amazing physical feats, all performed with joy and abandon. Acrobatics, contortion, juggling, manipulation: this show is a non-stop roller coaster of skill from beginning to end. With their infectious smiles and sense of fun, these performers enthrall everyone, young and old alike.

Performances by Hakuna Matata

Artist's Website:
Firkin Crane - The Home of Dance



  • Cork Shakespearean Company is 90 Years Young! 23 Apr 2014 - Tickets: € Celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Cork Shakespearean Company - the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, including his poems and sonnets, over a 12-hour period in 12 different venues throughout Cork city. View details
  • Moving Together 29 Apr 2014 - Tickets: € Free This exhibition of dance on film celebrates the variety, creativity and expressiveness of non-professional dancers across Ireland.
    “Dance isn’t only about the training you’ve done. It’s also what you express with the body you have”. View details
  • On My Way 02 May 2014 - 03 May 2014 Tickets: € 20 /12 concession - 10% discount for group of 10+ Handling fees may apply. €1 restoration levy included in ticket price. A journey from innocence to experience.
    An evening of uplifting musical theatre featuring the 2014 Advanced Preparation course students of Musical Theatre Ireland
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Supported by: Arts Council of Ireland, FAS, Cork City Council Cork City Council FÁS Arts Council of Ireland