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ONLINE BOOKING Thursday 6th September 8pm Prices: €15 full price €12 concession €10 early bird (before Thursday 23rd August) €30 Meal Deal (includes 2 course meal at Maldron Hotel plus ticket to [...]
Thursday 6th September 8pm
€15 full price
€10 early bird (before Thursday 23rd August)
€30 Meal Deal (includes 2 course meal at Maldron Hotel plus ticket to show)
Booking fee: online €1.50 per ticket / telephone €2 per ticket
Booking (021) 4507487 (Opening hours 11am – 2pm Tuesday to Friday)
Sitting in-between the two worlds of traditional and contemporary, IN LiMBO takes a journey where few have gone within Irish step dancing. The four live musicians and ensemble of six dancers have taken the basics of what makes the tradition so attractive and translated it into a new but still recognisable language of music and dance. This production introduces the audience to another possibility within a dance form that they thought they already knew.
As a dance artist, producer, educator and recipient of the 2018 Traditional Arts Project Award Kristyn Fontanella is originally from Conneticut, USA and currently resides in Galway. She has toured with Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and as the lead female role in Gaelforce Dance and is currently a dance tutor at UCD and on the MA and BA courses at Irish World Academy in UL. After successful showings of the work at Dublin Dance Festival and other international platforms, she is excited to present her latest ensemble work IN LiMBO, which creates a world between the traditional and contemporary.
“IN LiMBO seeks to answer the question ‘What is Irish Dance?’ and Kristyn Fontanella Dance presents a compelling answer in their engaging performance that sits perfectly between moods and genres.”
“The deep connection between the members of group is evident, used to full effect to create surprising moments and showcase both their individual talents and the power that a troupe can have.”
“Never straying into the alienating effect sometimes created by contemporary dance, and maintaining flexibility in their interpretation of traditional Irish dance, the company has created a unique space within their medium.” Laura Cummins, Limerick Fringe 2017
(Thursday) 20:00 - 21:00
Firkin Crane Theatre
John Redmond St, Cork, Ireland
Firkin Crane Presents
ONLINE BOOKING Wednesday 19th September 10am - 12pm Price: €7 Theo's masterclass begins with simple sensory exercises that encourage awareness and connection within the body alongside perception games that explore participants [...]
Wednesday 19th September 10am – 12pm
Theo’s masterclass begins with simple sensory exercises that encourage awareness and connection within the body alongside perception games that explore participants relationship to themselves, to each other and to the spaces they inhabit. Following this, his class becomes a balance of improvisation and learnt movement patterns devised to develop dancers coordination and help them find greater clarity in articulation. He finishes up with phrase work and/or group dances that encourage playful, present and expansive dancing.
Following 20 performing in work by many of the UK’s most celebrated dance makers, choreographer, performer and stage designer, Theo Clinkard has swiftly built an international reputation for creating compelling and visually arresting dance works. In 2012, he launched his own company to develop a portfolio of work that explores the communicative potential of the body and the empathetic nature of dance in performance. He has toured his work extensively across the UK and internationally (Chile, Switzerland, Germany), receiving invites to present at British Dance Edition (Edinburgh and Cardiff) and at Internationale Tanzmesse NRW 2016 in Dusseldorf. Past company works include Hell Bent (2012), Ordinary Courage (2012), Of Land & Tongue (2014) and Chalk (2014). This Bright Field (2017), Theo’s latest company work for 12 international performers, premiered at Brighton Festival in May this year and is now touring. He has also undertaken a range of high profile international commissions including Somewhat still when seen from above (2015) for Tanztheatre Wuppertal Pina Bausch and The Listening Room (2016) for Danza Contemporanea de Cuba. As well as leading intensive workshops and masterclasses internationally, Theo regularly teaches class to Carte Blanche, Culberg Ballet, Skänes Dansteater, Danish Dance Theatre, Pina Bausch, D.V.8., Sydney Dance Co., Michael Clark Co, Scottish Dance Theatre, New Adventures, Candoco, National Dance Co. Wales, Ballet Boyz and Rambert. Clinkard is an Associate Artist at Brighton Dome, Dance4 and Greenwich Dance. www.theoclinkard.com
(Wednesday) 10:00 - 12:00
Cork City Dance Artists in Residence at Firkin Crane
ONLINE BOOKING Sunday 14th October 12pm - 4pm Price: €10 Junk Ensemble will work with physical, verbal and non-verbal tasks to create tools for devising in dance theatre. The workshop will [...]
Sunday 14th October 12pm – 4pm
Junk Ensemble will work with physical, verbal and non-verbal tasks to create tools for devising in dance theatre. The workshop will focus on creation of individual and group material through choreography and text using music-led exercises. This workshop is open to dance artists, choreographers, theatre practitioners and directors, film directors, dance and theatre students.
Junk Ensemble is an award-winning Dublin-based dance company founded by joint Artistic Directors and identical twin sisters Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy to create works of brave and imaginative dance theatre. Previous Artists in Residence at Tate Britain and current Cork Dance Artists in Residence at Firkin Crane, the company have won Best Production Award, Best Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Performer, Culture Ireland Touring Award, Excellence and Innovation Award and are listed a Sunday Times Highlight. Their productions are often created in collaboration with artists from other disciplines to produce a rich mix of visual and performance styles that seeks to challenge the traditional audience performer relationship. This approach has led to productions being created in non-traditional or found spaces as well as more conventional theatre spaces. Junk Ensemble’s work continues to tour nationally and internationally. Junk Ensemble are Project Artists, an initiative of Project Arts Centre. www.junkensemble.com
(Sunday) 12:00 - 16:00
Cork City Dance Artists in Residence at Firkin Crane