SHARING THIS EVENING AT UILLINN, 6pm

Tara Brandel & 
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

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

justine fosterSHARING THIS EVENING AT UILLINN, 6pm

Residency at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre with Jess Curtis

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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.

 

 

justine fosterResidency at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre with Jess Curtis

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.

justine fosterIt’s our 10th anniversary!!!!

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