The Downtown Cairo Arts Festival are doing a crowdfunding to bring Croi Glan to Egypt in April, to make a new Integrated Dance quartet with 4 local Egyptian dancers. Details here:
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 ballinaartcentre.ie
Dance Limerick Feb 23rd, 8pm dancelimerick.ie
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.
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.
”What a fab show. Very emotional, passionate, inspirational pieces in a breathtaking space”
“What a great show what an experience wow” (audience feedback)
Two amazing performances took place at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre and Firkin Crane in Cork as part of the Mid Summer Festival…next to Dublin.
A double bill celebrating the companies 10th anniversary, Fancy Dress by David Bolger and Remote by Jess Curtis
Book your seat now https://projectartscentre.ticketsolve.com/#/shows/873548820
When I set up Croí Glan ten years ago, it would have been hard for me to imagine where Croí Glan would be today, or all the myriad of projects and experiences that have happened in the last ten years.
Its been interesting over the last ten years to watch how attitudes toward disability have shifted, and also how attitudes to integrated dance within the contemporary dance community in Ireland have shifted as well. Dancers with disabilities are becoming more visible now in Ireland. Mary Nugent is making her own solo work, and she just did a Dance Ireland research project. Mike Daley got an Arts Council bursary last year. And Linda Fearon who is working with us on our 10th anniversary show is about to do a project at Dance Limerick. Three professional dancers with disabilities from Croí Glan who are out there doing their own work.
Our attitude at Croí Glan has always been that working with diverse bodies is about pushing the edge of contemporary dance as an art form and seeing where else it can go. As a professional integrated contemporary dance company we are always challenging the assumption that we are a community group that’s making amateur work, where the focus is on ‘helping’ people with disabilities.
It’s been very important to us to work with really good choreographers, and our focus has been about making good art that people want to see, and that feels relevant to people. Work that touches and inspires people. I hope that we’ve stretched people’s perceptions of who can dance and what dance looks like, and of what dancing bodies look like. And perhaps inspired other contemporary dancers to feel more comfortable and more accepting of their own bodies and their own dance.
One of the aims of Croí Glan has been to work internationally as much as we can, and to have that international caliber of work. We’ve worked with choreographers from Ireland (David Bolger, Liz Roche, Fearghus O’Conchuir, Leonie McDonagh) as well as the UK (Adam Benjamin, Caroline Bowditch), France (Genevieve Mazin), and the US (Eric Kupers, Jess Curtis, Scott Wells, Kim Epiphano). We have a growing reputation as an integrated company internationally, and we’ve performed at integrated arts festivals in Switzerland, Finland, Miami, Minneapolis, and Glasgow. We performed at the SouthBank Centre in London as part of the Unlimited Festival in 2012, and last year we performed at the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
Its been exciting this year to work with David Bolger and Jess Curtis a second time. Jess Curtis made our first commissioned piece Asymmetrical Tendencies, which had 6 sold out performances in San Francisco, and David Bolger made On the Wall which we have performed in cities and festivals throughout Europe and the USA. As we’ve rehearsed these new pieces this year I’ve reflected on how much we’ve evolved as a company since then, but also how Croí Glan’s work is always about revealing what lies beneath, our authentic stories, who were really are, both as individuals, and on a universal scale, who we are as humans.
These new pieces Remote and Fancy Dress continue to celebrate our shared humanity, with a level of subtlety and depth. Both pieces ask complex questions. I hope the audience will leave feeling emotionally and intellectually challenged to ask “Who are we and what is our embodied experience of being human?”
Artistic Director, Tara Brandel.
Final rehearsals are under way and the dancers at Croí Glan are busy working to finalise their two new works created with choreographers David Bolger and Jess Curtis.
Take a glimpse the rehearsals that have taken place at Dance House, Firkin Crane and West Cork Arts Centre here
Choose from three venues…
Firkin Crane, Cork Mid Summer Festival on Friday 17 June, 7pm book
West Cork Arts Centre, Saturday 18 June, 8pm t.02822090
The Project Arts Centre, Thursday 23 & Friday 24 June, 8pm book
A unique post show discussion will take place at Firkin Crane led by Mary Nugent reflecting of ten years at Croí Glan.
See it first and get you tickets now before sell out!!! Premièring with their long-term partners Firkin Crane to mark their 10th anniversary, Croí Glan have invited back their two favourite, most performed choreographers David Bolger(On the Wall 2009) + Jess Curtis(Asymmetrical Tendencies 2007) to create a dazzling new double bill for Cork Midsummer festival on 17 June and Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre on 18 June.
Fancy Dress By David Bolger.
What is a fancy dress? Is it something we wear at parties? Something we adorn to disguise our true selves. A walking stick becomes a magic wand. It makes us dance. Dance as if no one is watching. In this short and snappy trio invite you for some funky moves, a kicking soundtrack and a few fancy dress tips. Fancy Dress is presented by choreographer David Bolger who is the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the acclaimed CoisCéim Dance Theatre.
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.
Croí Glan gratefully acknowledge the support of The Arts Council and Cork City Council
If you have been following the choreographer and dancers on facebook https://www.facebook.com/remotedance/ then you will know that tonight Jess Curtis, Tara Brandel and Linda Fearnon are inviting audiences to a preview the ‘almost’ complete REMOTE this evening at 6pm. Discussion will follow inviting feedback from audiences.
contact West Cork Arts Centre on 028 22090, no booking required
On Tuesday 26 April Croí Glan will begin a three week residency at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen, working with one of their favorite and most performed choreographers, Jess Curtis (Asymmetric Tenancies, 2007).
Jess has been working remotely since February this year, through digital and social media technology with Croí Glan dancers, Tara Brandel and Linda Fearnon. Influenced by his familiar post-modern choreographic style influenced by a Berlin/San Francisco aesthetic and Croí Glans intrinsic collaborative process, they are making a duet that investigates the ups and downs of our bodies within our evolving digital culture and questions the use of digital and social media to enhance our democratic mobility or enforce immobilisation.
Sharing of work in progress will be held at Uillinn on Friday 13 May, 6pm.
Contact 028 22090.