Croí Glan performs Tara Brandel’s Square One in Cairo


Square One which was commissioned by D-CAF Downtown Contemporaary Arts Festival in Cairo, Egypt in 2017 will be in this year’s D-CAF 2018 Festival.

The Integrated trio Square One  which was choreographed by Tara Brandel using 3 local Egyptian dancers Nermin Habib, Marihan Samy and  Menatallah Mohamed Azmy, with assistant choreographer Hend El Balouty and music composed by cellist Lea Miklody, will be performed at the Greek Campus in Cairo, and also at the Goethe Institute Cairo as part of Urban Visions. It will also be highlighted as part of the IETM international network for contemporary performing arts (presented by Arab Arts Focus).

Based on conceptual artist Richard Tuttle’s idea that ‘square one is when you get to the point were life and art become one’, and poet Mary Oliver’s idea of the ‘soft animal self’, this site specific performance explores our every day experience of dance, movement and the embodied joy of our soft animal selves.

croiglanCroí Glan performs Tara Brandel’s Square One in Cairo

Research ‘LAB’ days in Cork this Autumn

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Croí Glan’s Patricia O’Sullivan (core facilitator of West Cork Inclusive Dance, and new co-director of Croí Glan) will lead a series of research days in Cork City, ‘labbing’ various creative ideas.

These free research labs are open to experienced dancers with and without disabilities.

For details please email

croiglanResearch ‘LAB’ days in Cork this Autumn

Integrated Master Class at UC Davis

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Croí Glan will lead an Integrated Dance Master Class at University of California Davis, on  November 7th 10am-12, in the Della Davidson Studio.

Lead by Linda Fearon and Tara Brandel, the Master Class will draw on contact improvisation and other integrated dance practices, exploring themes from Remote (such as digital media and social connection).


croiglanIntegrated Master Class at UC Davis

Croí Glan performs in San Francisco


Jess Curtis’s REMOTE in Intercontinental Collaborations #7,November 2-5, 8pm

Croí Glan will be performing Jess Curtis’s Remote at the Joe Goode Annex in San Fransisco, November 2-5, 8pm, as part of Jess Curtis/Gravity’s Intercontinental Collaborations #7.

Remote is a duet performed by Linda Fearon and Tara Brandel, originally commisioned for Croí Glan’s 10th Anniversary show in 2016, and it looks at the highs and lows of digital media.

Details here:
Having performed at the San Francisco International Arts Festival in 2015, and in Jess Curtis/Gravity’s Intercontinental Collaborations #4 in 2008, Croí Glan is delighted to be returning to San Francisco for the third time!
Supported by Culture Ireland.

croiglanCroí Glan performs in San Francisco

Linda Fearon presents at ‘Drawing from the Well’ Arts & Disability event

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Remote by Jess Curtis

Mobilised or frozen… alone at home in front of our screens do we transcend or are we trapped in our bodies?

Using a remote process with electronic media and social networking, Jess Curtis applies his familiar post-modern choreographic style influenced by a Berlin/San Francisco aesthetic to create this duet that investigates the ups and downs of our bodies within our evolving digital culture. Does digital and social media enhance our democratic mobility or enforce immobilisation.
Photography by: Emma Jervis

Linda Fearon from Croí Glan will give a presentation at Drawing from the Well , an Arts & Disability event held in the Butter market, Waterpark House, Ennis, Co Clare on Friday the 13th October, from 10.30 am – 11.30 am.

Her presentation will focus on her experience of working with Croi Glan Dance Company & her contemporary dance practice.

The aim of Drawing from the Well is to inspire the Co. Clare panel of art facilitators who work on the Embrace Scheme and to introduce them both to new practices, insights and ways of approaching projects and choreography, and to generate thinking around how work is presented and disseminated within the public realm.

Linda’s presentation will draw on her experience of these practices  within Croí Glan, and  her experience as an independant dance artist with a disability.

croiglanLinda Fearon presents at ‘Drawing from the Well’ Arts & Disability event

Gawky and Awkward at Cork Midsummer Festival

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June 17th, 8pm , Firkin Crane, Shandon, Cork

GAWKY AND AWKWARD was made for Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company in 2013, during a Residency in Alice Springs, Australia. Its ia short solo that looks at one woman’s experince of having dyslexia, and how it has affected her as a professional dancer. Directed by dance artist with a disability Caroline Bowditch, and with original composition by composer with a disability Charlotte White, Gawky and Awkward is a very personal story of courage and vulnerability.
Last seen at the San Francisco International Arts Festival, Croí Glan is delighted to be bringing this piece to the Cork Midsummer Festival.

Whether you see dyslexia as a disability or not, it affects your daily life, and you have to get to a place of excepting it for its foibles, what it gives you, and what it takes away – the way it interrupts your life… in that way it is so like love.’ (Caroline Bowditch, Director of Gawky and Awkward)

Audience reaction to Gawky and Awkward at San Francisco International Arts Festival:
“viscerally beautiful and moving”

Tix €12/10 021450 7487  firkin


croiglanGawky and Awkward at Cork Midsummer Festival

10h Anniversary Double Bill tour continues Feb 20th-23rd

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Croi Glan will tour David Bolger’s Fancy Dress and Jess Curtis’s Remote to

Sligo IT Feb 20th (performance workshop)

Ballina Arts Centre Feb 21st, 8pm

Dance Limerick Feb 23rd, 8pm

croiglan10h Anniversary Double Bill tour continues Feb 20th-23rd

Vocational Training Intensive Feb 11th-16th 2017


Integrated Dance Training Intensive for professional dancers, people with disabilities and anyone in the Arts and Disability sector

This is a unique training opportunity for people with physical disabilities who would like to train as professional dance teachers and performers, and for professional able-bodied dancers and other professionals, who would like to train in Integrated Dance.

This six day intensive training will take place in Cork City and West Cork February 11th-16th 2017

The training will include:

  • Best practice in Integrated Dance
  • Developing Integrated practices in a variety of settings
  • Using contact improvisation in an Integrated setting
  • Developing Integrated Dance performance
  • Intensive Interaction. A unique opportunity to learn methods of working with service users who have severe-profound disabilities

Early Bird by January 20th €390
Regular Price by February 11th €450

Please contact croiglan@gmail for more information and bookings.

croiglanVocational Training Intensive Feb 11th-16th 2017

Croí Glan perform Rhythm of Fierce at the Casement Project


Croí Glans, The Rhythm of Fierce is to feature as part of Fearghus Ó Conchúir’s The Casement Project a choreography of bodies and ideas that takes place across multiple platforms and national boundaries. It dances with the queer body of British knight, Irish rebel and international humanitarian, Roger Casement to ask: Who gets to be in the national body? How could the national body move?

See the performance as part of Féile Fáilte, a day of dance on Banna Strand Saturday 23 July, 3pm to midnight, free of charge.

justine fosterCroí Glan perform Rhythm of Fierce at the Casement Project