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Friday 15th - Friday 22nd June (Launch Thursday 14th 6pm) Open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (closed weekends) At the Atrium Cork City Hall Compiled by Jessica and Megan Kennedy from Junk [...]
Friday 15th – Friday 22nd June (Launch Thursday 14th 6pm)
Open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm (closed weekends)
At the Atrium Cork City Hall
Compiled by Jessica and Megan Kennedy from Junk Ensemble this photographic exhibition captures images of women working in factories throughout Cork City portraying their strength, joy, fierceness and vulnerability. Included in the exhibition are images of Sunbeam Factory in Blackpool, which ties into Junk Ensemble’s site work Man at the Door (Number 54) performed in Sunbeam Bingo Hall, formerly Sunbeam Factory.
Supported by Cork City Dance-Artist-in-Residence Scheme at Firkin Crane
15 (Friday) 09:00 - 22 (Friday) 17:00
Cork City Dance Artists in Residence at Firkin Crane
ONLINE BOOKING Wednesday 20th June 4pm Wednesday 20th June 6pm Wednesday 20th June 8pm Prices: €14 full price €12 unwaged €10 early bird for bookings before Wednesday 13th June Very Limited capacity. [...]
Wednesday 20th June 4pm
Wednesday 20th June 6pm
Wednesday 20th June 8pm
€14 full price
€10 early bird for bookings before Wednesday 13th June
Very Limited capacity. Booking essential.
Booking is through Cork Midsummer Festival
€1 booking fee applies
The Power of Frau – Deasghnáth taibhithe le Maria Svensson agus Cathy Walsh.
Tá cumhact sa lúcháir. We like to think we’re Power Frauen, fierce ones with rainbow coloured hair and chakras perfectly balanced. We dance together to create a world, with imagination and sensation as our tools, opening up to ‘What If?’… Ag treorú is ag leanúint araon. Tógfaimid é i dteannta libh, coirceog bheach laistigh de mhargadh ime.
Cathy and Maria are coming together to build, dance, sing and celebrate imagination together.
“You can never leave footprints that last if you are always walking on tiptoe” – Leymah Gbowee
Maria Svensson and Cathy Walsh first met in Limerick 2009 whilst both participating in an artistic mentoring programme. They were figuring out their interests in dance. After finding what moves them individually, they reunited around the idea of dancing together. Slowing down by writing letters they found common ground. West Kerry & Cork worked as a platform for physical and creative juices to flow in the here and now. They have now reached a point to share their practice for world peace with any curious souls that would like to join them. Dance, build, touch, grow – together. We’ve been thinking about you.
(Wednesday) 16:00 - 08:00
ONLINE BOOKING Friday 22nd June 2pm Friday 22nd June 7pm FREE EVENT but ticket needed An all-male and multigenerational interpretation of Stravinksy’s Rite of Spring, this is a dance show that deals with mob-mentality. Created by former Riverdance principal dancer Breandán de Gallaí, [...]
Friday 22nd June 2pm
Friday 22nd June 7pm
FREE EVENT but ticket needed
An all-male and multigenerational interpretation of Stravinksy’s Rite of Spring, this is a dance show that deals with mob-mentality.
Created by former Riverdance principal dancer Breandán de Gallaí, and performed by a stellar cast of Irish dancers, this work-in-progress presentation shines a light on toxic masculinity. It makes us confront our shame not to question taught social norms rooted in discrimination and tradition, convention and habit. It insists that we choose other paths, and refuse to follow practices purely because ‘they were always so’.
We are given glimmers of hope throughout, moments when someone takes a stand, acts decisively and confidently to change our customs. This may be by accident, or against their better judgement perhaps, but worth the risk perhaps, as it may result in hope.
This powerful and thought-provoking contemporary Irish dance work is performed to one of the most iconic pieces of classical music ever written, and at its heart is the notion that it is time to break with tradition, to create new ones that can also be broken.
Established in 2010, Ériu Dance Company is heralding a new era for Irish dance. Breandán de Gallaí (Artistic Director) and the company have produced several works, most notably Aon, Noċtú, Rite of Spring and Lïnger.
Noċtú was nominated for 2 Drama Desk awards, “Outstanding Choreography” and “Unique Theatrical Event”, in New York in 2012. Rite of Spring premiered at the opening of the Fleadh Cheol na hÉireann in Cavan, 2012, and was shortlisted for the coveted Allianz Business to Arts Awards.
In 2016 de Gallaí returned to the stage after a 12-year hiatus with Lïnger, which has been presented throughout Ireland, in Sofia and New York, as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it was shortlisted for a Total Theatre and The Place Award for Dance.
Ériu premiered Aon, a large ensemble work, at the Earagal Arts Festival followed by a successful summer season in Firkin Crane. Aon dealt with the very topical issue of social networking and deep human connection (or lack thereof).
(Friday) 02:00 - 19:00
Firkin Crane Theatre
John Redmond St, Cork, Ireland
Firkin Crane Presents
ONLINE BOOKING At Sunbeam Bingo Hall Friday 15th June 3pm Saturday 16th June 3pm Sunday 17th June 3pm Friday 22nd June 3pm Saturday 23rd June 3pm Sunday 24th June 3pm Prices: €15 full price €12 concession Performed in the historic [...]
At Sunbeam Bingo Hall
Friday 15th June 3pm
Saturday 16th June 3pm
Sunday 17th June 3pm
Friday 22nd June 3pm
Saturday 23rd June 3pm
Sunday 24th June 3pm
€15 full price
Performed in the historic Sunbeam Bingo Hall, the idea of the doppelgänger is played out as the younger self meets its older self. What happens when your double knocks on the door? How does the story of your life play out through a bingo game? Exploring themes of care and the beautiful banality of life, The Man At The Door (Number 54) is an intriguing dance-theatre work performed by dancers, musicians, and young boys from Firkin Crane Dance Club. The work is created by an accomplished design team and internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning dance innovators Junk Ensemble, who are Cork City Dance Artists-in-Residence at Firkin Crane & Project Artists at Project Arts Centre.
Junk Ensemble was founded by twin sisters and Artistic Directors Megan Kennedy and Jessica Kennedy in 2004. Based in Dublin, the company exists to engage diverse audiences through the creation and presentation of brave, imaginative and accessible dance-theatre work that sheds light on important human issues relevant to society today. Previous Artists-in-Residence at The Tate, the multi-award winning company have built a reputation in Ireland as dance innovators. Junk Ensemble frequently collaborate with artists from other disciplines to produce a rich mix of visual and performance styles that 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. The company often work directly with communities in the creation and performance of their work. Their work has toured to New York, Europe, and throughout the UK and Ireland. Junk Ensemble are Project Artists at Project Arts Centre and Cork Dance Artists-in-Residence at Firkin Crane.
22 (Friday) 15:00 - 24 (Sunday) 15:00
Firkin Crane Presents
Tickets on sale in due course 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 [...]
Tickets on sale in due course
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