Firkin Crane’s Monthly Forums 2021


Firkin Crane’s Monthly Forums 2021  will take place on the first Friday of each month, apart from every 3rd month which will be a Town Hall Meeting. Find our Moments of Wisdom and Covid-19 ReFramed Bursary Award mini colloquia schedule below, full details will be available on the event page.

The Board and Executive of Firkin Crane invite you to attend a Board facilitated monthly forum for professional dance artists, dance and movement artists, theatre makers, local community members and all who are interested in Firkin Crane. These meetings are a chance for us to let you know how we’re getting on, what supports are available and for us to hear what you have to say.

April saw the introduction of a new section Moments of Wisdom, the pilot programme for a new Firkin Crane initiative; in line with our mission to advance dance as an artform in the holistic support of the dance community. In this instance we engage an established artist or dance industry professional in a structured conversation, programmed for 30 minutes of our regular monthly forums. The idea is to provide new or emerging artists with the opportunity to connect with someone, who has already traversed the difficulties of becoming established as an expert in their field. Each guest agenda, and the precise time of their appearance, is published closer to the event date. 

Firkin Crane’s Monthly Forums 2021 will see a new guest speaker share their Moments of Wisdom. Here is the schedule for 2021:

  • Friday 2nd April: Maria Nilsson Waller and Stace Gill
  • Friday 7th May: Dr Breandán de Gallaí
  • Friday 4th June: Town Hall Meeting
  • Friday 2nd July: Catherine Young
  • Friday 6th August: Anne Maher
  • Friday 3rd September: Town Hall Meeting
  • Friday 1st October: TBC
  • Friday 5th November: Chantal McCormack
  • Friday 3rd December: Town Hall Meeting

We will also be presenting a number of mini colloquia during the course of the monthly forums, the schedule for this is as follows:

  • Friday 7th May: Sara Hernandez, with collaborators Ilse de Ziah and Valeria Vendetti
  • July 2nd July: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín and also Rachel Ní Bhraonáin
  • Friday 6th August: Cormac Mohally
  • Friday 1st October: Natasha Bourke

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