Sharing at DanceHouse, 26th Feb

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To mark our tenth anniversary, Croí Glan have invited back one of our favourite choreographers, David Bolger to create a new work with trio Tara Brandel, Jack Web, Mike Daley and Maree Kearns as costume designer, Rónán Mac Raois as lighting designer. This trio of dancers set out to question almost everything about our identities, creating a physical graffiti of stories, some funky moves, a kicking soundtrack and a few fancy dress tips.

The company will be in residence at Dance Ireland’s DanceHouse for ten days in Mon 8 to 26 February 2016 to develop this new work and hold sharing of the work on Friday 26 February, 1pm at DanceHouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1 as part of Dance Ireland’s New Movement programme.

http://www.danceireland.ie/events/dance-ireland-residency-croi-glan

Supported by Arts Council, Project Award and Dance Ireland residency programme.

justine fosterSharing at DanceHouse, 26th Feb

Creative Connections: Arts and Disability Conversation and Showcase

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Croí Glan’s Mary Nugent will be speaking at a gathering of the most innovative and thought-provoking artists, thinkers and advocates in arts and disability.

Hosted in Galway 26/27 Janaury, by Arts and Disability Ireland, Creative Connections will offer an unprecedented opportunity to explore issues and share ideas around arts and disability.

Leading thinkers in the arts sector from across Ireland and the globe will explore arts practice, professional development, support, programming, access to the arts, leadership, advocacy and policy.

http://www.adiarts.ie/news/creative-connections-arts-and-disability-conversation-and-showcase

 

justine fosterCreative Connections: Arts and Disability Conversation and Showcase

It’s our 10th anniversary!!!!

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To mark Croí Glan’s 10th anniversary, we have invited back two of our favourite and most performed choreographers David Bolger(On the Wall 2009) + Jess Curtis(Asymmetrical Tendencies 2007) to create a dazzling new double bill which will tour nationwide in 2016.

To realise the work the Company have recieved a Project Award from the Arts Council and residencies with Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre, DanceHouse at Dance Ireland and with long-term partners Firkin Crane.

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CG Director Awarded a second year residency by the Arts Council

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Tara Brandel is Uillinn Dancer in Residence for a second year

The Arts Council have awarded West Cork Arts Centre its second dance residency at Uillinn in Skibbereen with Croí Glan Artistic Director, Tara Brandel.
This new residency will build on the visually strong aesthetic of her Lime Green Improvs developed in her first year to make contemporary dance more visible in her home county. Along with leading a rich programme of participatory programmes Tara’s will embark on research with mentorship from Berlin/San Francisco based choreographer Jess Curtis to continue her investigations into identity and subculture in Ireland.

Tara will share a work in progress; CAPPAGHGLASS incorporating dance, spoken word, video and live vocals on Saturday 28 November, 8pm at Uillinn. BOOKING through reception 028 22090

Follow news on this exciting new development for contemporary dance in County Cork. https://www.facebook.com/uillinnwestcorkartscentre.tarabrandel

justine fosterCG Director Awarded a second year residency by the Arts Council

Croí Glan Dancers receive Dance Ireland Mentor Residency Awards

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Croí Glan company dancers Mary Nugent and Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín have been awarded mentored residency supports by Dance Ireland.
Mary Nugent (integrated dance) will work with mentor Fearghus Ó Conchúir in collaboration with Dawn Mulloy on the development of a solo for herself.
Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín (contemporary) will work with mentor Maria F. Scaroni in collaboration with Isabella Oberlander on the internal/external influences that shape through improvisation and tasks the development of material.

In addition to financial support, each artist has also been awarded an accompanying studio residency at DanceHouse. Congratulations to all!

justine fosterCroí Glan Dancers receive Dance Ireland Mentor Residency Awards

See Croí Glan tonight at Dance Limerick…

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A show that guarantees to get you dancing ..it’s not too late to book your ticket for The Rhythm of Fierce this evening at Dance Limerick
http://www.dancelimerick.ie/event/rhythm-fierce-croi-glan-fearghus-o-conchuir

Croí Glan joins forces with choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir to make this performance that rides the energy of club classics from the nineties and envelops the audience is a world of fabulous imagination and primal rhythm. It’s a show for everyone who’s ever boogied in their bedroom and felt their fierce freak on the dance-floor.

A combination of uplifting fun and provocative thoughtfulness. Great club dance tunes. People dancing their heart out. Some glitter. The surprising use of wheelchairs. Featuring award winning performers Mary Nugent, Mike Daley, Siobhan Ni Dhuinnin and Dawn Mulloy with sound composition by Alma Kelliher and lighting design Ciaran O’Melia.

hope to see you there..

justine fosterSee Croí Glan tonight at Dance Limerick…

The Rhythm of Fierce at DANCE LIMERICK, Thursday 22 October 8:00pm

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Croí Glan collaborated with choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir to make this new performance that rides the energy of club classics from the nineties and envelops the audience is a world of fabulous imagination and primal rhythm. Fearghus describes the piece, ’Fierceness, fun, fantasy and surprise are the qualities drawn out, creating a porousness between performers and audience.’

This is a show for everyone who’s ever boogied in their bedroom and felt their fierce freak on the dance-floor. With some surprising use of wheelchairs, it combines the light uplifting high with the dark and provocative of club culture. Above all this striking performance, rewards audiences with a performance that excites, challenges and glitters.

Ellie O’Byrne interviews Fearghus OConchuir on developing the work and collaborating with Croí Glan

Tickets from Dance Limerick Thursday 22 October, 8:00pm

The Rhythm of Fierce Trailer from Fearghus O’Conchuir on Vimeo.

Croí Glan acknowledges the support of The Arts Council through a Project Award to develop this work.

justine fosterThe Rhythm of Fierce at DANCE LIMERICK, Thursday 22 October 8:00pm

Croí Glan and ponydance at Tiger Dublin Fringe

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Croí Glan and ponydance present Elk and Saintly at Tiger Dublin Fringe Festival

14 to 17 September at 6.30pm, The Chocolate Factory

check out the new promo video of Elk and Saintly and book your tickets online http://www.fringefest.com/festival/whats-on/elk-and-saintly

A cafe based, dance filled, slightly surreal show, where people are doing what they probably shouldn’t.

Mary has cerebral palsy, she probably shouldn’t be waitressing, her right hand has a mind of its own, her legs might give way, but it doesn’t stop her. William is using a wheelchair and is obsessed with health and safety, it’s his dream job to be in charge…of anything. Tara is so perfect, she is next to God. Elk and Saintly is a show with a soundtrack that has no pause button and performers that have no fear.

Since 2006, Croi Glan Integrated dance have been creating performances of high quality with a range of diverse bodies and performers, touring nationally and internationally. Since around the same time, Leonie McDonagh of ponydance has been chancing her arm, marrying comedy with dance, touring nationally and internationally. Now they are teaming up to make a site relevant work based in a cafe, choreographed by Leonie, performed by three members of Croi Glan; expect a meal size amount of clever movement, a few spillages and plenty of laughs.

For the latest news on new tour dates check out: https://www.facebook.com/croiglan.integrateddance  

justine fosterCroí Glan and ponydance at Tiger Dublin Fringe

West Cork Inclusive Dance LIME GREEN SPACE happening …from the group that brought you bridge

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Inclusive Dance is an exciting way to for everybody to explore and enjoy movement. Developed through the partnership of COPE Foundation, Co-Action, Croi Glan Integrated Dance and West Cork Art Centre, Inclusive Dance is for people of all physicality’s and abilities, and no experience is needed. Open to everybody from age 12 and up, these facilitated sessions will be directed by Croi Glan dancers at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre on Tuesday’s 5:30pm – 7:30pm from 15th September. Participants will be encouraged to devise their own movements and material.

If you want to see the group perform come along to see ‘West Cork Inclusive Dance Happening
Saturday 12 September at 2pm, Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen.
Donations welcome on the door

Contact info@westcorkartscentre.com or 02822090 to book your place.

justine fosterWest Cork Inclusive Dance LIME GREEN SPACE happening …from the group that brought you bridge

Artistic Director looks back on 25 years in Dance

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Retrospective
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Opening on Saturday 18 July, 3:00pm 

25 is a collection of an images, videos and text celebrating Tara Brandel’s twenty five year long career in contemporary dance, including her nine years as Artistic Director of Croí Glan Integrated Dance. With reoccurring themes of gender, sexuality and strong female archetypes, Tara’s dance is influenced by her time spent in Berlin, London, San Francisco and West Cork. It pays respect to the two way influence of her nine year role as Artistic Director with Croí Glan Integrated Dance company, where Tara’s practice and experience has evidently influenced the company’s directive in creating cutting edge work with diverse bodies.

Retrospective
Performance
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on Saturday 1 August, 6:30pm 

As part of Tara Brandel’s Retrospective Exhibition, Tara will be reviving two short solos from the 1990s: Speak Out (London 1990) is a short ten minute solo about one woman’s experience of homophobia. Dead End (extract) (Cork/Berlin 1995) looks at suicide, gender and our relationships to fathers.

Tickets available € 5 028 22090

Both these events are part of Tara’s year long Dance Residency at Uillinn supported y the Arts Council and Cork County Council https://www.facebook.com/uillinnwestcorkartscentre.tarabrandel

justine fosterArtistic Director looks back on 25 years in Dance