Cork Youth Ballet To Set Pulses Racing


On Friday April 6, Cork Youth Ballet will premiere their new show Pulse in the recently renovated Firkin Crane. Directed by Sinead Murphy, Pulse will feature 16 dancers, including 5 male dancers who will showcase their versatility and creativity by performing specially choreographed pieces in neo-classical, contemporary and jazz dance styles.

Choreography of Pulse will be by Sinead Murphy, Artistic Director of the company and Principal of Cork School of Dance, Jane Kellaghan, Course Director of CSN and Artistic Director of CRUX Dance Company, Patricia Crosbie, Ballet Mistress with Cork City Ballet and lecturer of dance in University of Limerick and Robert Foley of IAB. The stage will be lit by renowned Lighting Designer Tim Feehily.

Sharing the title of the ballet, the opening piece is named “Pulse”. This piece will include a projection of a graph of a heart monitor across the dancer’s bodies indicating the pulse and life of each individual. Pat Crosbie has reproduced the piece “Mack the Knife” for the company and Robert Foley has choregraphed a piece called “RUN, track Run, Boy, Run”.

Sinead Murphy said

“Cork Youth Ballet gives dancers the chance to work with new teachers and choreographers. It provides a great opportunity for the dancers to broaden their horizons and to work and train in a dance style that might be outside their original form of dance training. “

Founded by Sinead Murphy in 2015, the company provides opportunities for young Cork dancers to train as a company and to produce dynamic new works. Cork Youth Ballet is made up of dancers from various dance schools in Cork including Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Cork School of Dance, Lucy French School of Dance, Montfort College of Performing Arts and Performers Academy.

Early bird tickets for bookings before March 30th priced at €10. Unwaged Ticket €12 and full tickets €14. To book phone (021) 4507487 or call into Firkin Crane.

For more information on Pulse or to buy tickets online see

For further information contact Eimear O’Brien PR/ 086 8900364/




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