Vocational Training in Integrated Dance


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, who would like to train in Integrated Dance.

This six day intensive training will take place over three weekends in Cork City: 14 – 15 March, 21 – 22 March and 13 – 14 June

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

Early Bird by Friday 20 February €350
Regular Price by Tuesday 10 March €390
Payment in 3 installments (€140 payable at beginning of each weekend) €420
No one turned away for lack of funds – please contact us if you’d like to attend but need to do a work exchange with Croi Glan

Please contact info@croiglan.com for more informaiton and bookings.
This event is kindly supported by Cope Foundation (A.C.T)

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Plamen Lubenov from Bulgaria joins Croí Glan in March 2015


Croi Glan is delighted to welcome Plamen Lubenov. A break dancer with a disability from Bulgaria. He will be joining the company from March 2015 and we are very excited to have this vibrant and extremely skilled young dancer with a disability working with us.
‘I can’t wait to come back in March to learn about integrated dance in Ireland, I look forward to joining a successful team of dancers and co-thinkers who are professionals in what they are doing. I am enjoying the accessibility of Cork and the smiling faces and I smile back!”

Here’s a sneak preview of his extraordinary moves, from a Bulgarian news feature made about Plamen


justine fosterPlamen Lubenov from Bulgaria joins Croí Glan in March 2015

Rhythm of Fierce premieres at Firkin Crane


Croí Glan collaborated with choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir to make this new un-miss able 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 draw 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.

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

The performance premiers in Cork at Firkin Crane on Sunday 15 February at 8pm, so don’t hesitate, book now with the venue www.firkincrane.ie

Further TOUR DATES for February 2015
The Cube, NUIG Galway on Thursday 19 February at 8pm
Sligo Institute of Technology (performance workshop ) on Friday 20 February
Ballina Arts Centre, Sunday 22 February at 8pm, bookings www.ballinarartscentre.com
West Cork Arts Centre, Saturday 28 February at 7.30pm, bookings www.westcorkartscentre.com

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

justine fosterRhythm of Fierce premieres at Firkin Crane

Mary Nugent receives Arts and Disability Connect Award

Mary Nugent Ballet 9.14

Croi Glan’s co-director Mary Nugent was granted an Arts and Disability Connect grant ​to under take a week of intensive research looking at how to apply ballet technique to her body. Working with dancer Dawn Mulloy and film makers Lisa Fingleton and Reena Blake, the research culminated in a sharing at the Firkin Crane, and a short documentary.

justine fosterMary Nugent receives Arts and Disability Connect Award

Two new Projects with Fearghus O’Conchuir and Leonie McDonagh/Pony Dance

Images: (Leonie McDonagh) Pony Panto 2014

Croi Glan is excited to be involved in 2 new projects over the coming year. Fearghus O’Conchuir will be making a site relevant piece with Croi Glan, premiering at the Firkin Crane in February 2015.

Leonie McDonagh is choreographing a piece to tour to cafes at Arts Festivals around Ireland Summer 2015.

We are very excited to be working with these two choreographers, and we know that they will both challenge and stretch us as dancers.

Watch this space!

croiglanTwo new Projects with Fearghus O’Conchuir and Leonie McDonagh/Pony Dance

Looking for new dancers with disabilities to join the company


Croi Glan is looking for people with physical or intellectual disabilities who would be interested in training in professional Integrated Contemporary Dance, with the view of potentially joining Croi Glan as a professional dancer for our 2015 programme of performances.

Phase 1:Vocational Training
We will be holding a series of LAB training days in Cork, Summer -Autumn 2014.
Date so far are
Thursday July 31st 11am-6pm
Wednesday 27th Aug 11am-6pm
with 2 more dates tbc.

You will need:
to commit to the series of 4 training days.
to be aware that this is a Vocational training potentially leading to paid work as a Contemporary dancer
(if you decide after the initial training that you’re interested in going further).
to be over 18 years old.
be based in Cork city.

Phase2: Professional Dancer
This Vocational Training can potentially lead to joining Croi Glan as a paid professional dancer with the company in 2015 ,(if you decide after the initial training that you’re interested in going further).
We rehearse in 2-3 week intensive blocks, Monday to Friday 10am-6pm, in Cork. (For 2015 we will have 3 rehearsal periods winter-spring 2015.)
We tour intensively usually in the summer-autumn, sometimes in Ireland and sometimes abroad. (For 2015 we will tour around Arts Festivals in Ireland July-September, with potential dates in the UK in the Autumn.)

You will need:
to commit to the series of 4 additional training days, and to be able to commit to all the rehearsal periods and tour dates.
to be aware that this is Professional paid work as a Contemporary dancer.
to be over 18 years old.
be based in Cork city.

If you’ve further questions feel free to email croiglan@gmail.com

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Croi Glan perform in Finland!


Croi Glan have been invited to The Integrated Dance and Theatre Festival in Turku, Finland in August, organised by The Threshold Association. We will be performing On the Wall choreographed for Croi Glan by David Bolger.

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Skibbereen Arts Festival

Gawky and Awkward

We’re performing at the Skibbereen Arts Festival Friday 1st August at 7pm in Abbeystrewry Hall.
We’ll be doing David Bolger’s On the Wall and Caroline Bowditch’s Gawky and Awkward. Details and Tickets:

m00r4nSkibbereen Arts Festival