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REMOTE

Jess Curtis’ Remote asks are we mobilised or frozen?  At home, alone in front of our screens, do we transcend or are we trapped in our bodies?  Performers Linda Fearon and Tara Brandel use electronic media and social networking to investigate the ups and downs of our bodies within our evolving digital culture.

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Choreographer: Jess Curtis

Dancers:
Linda Fearon
Tara Brandel

Cork Midsummer Festival, Firkin Crane  17 June 2016
West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen 18 June 2016
Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 23 & 24 June 2016
Dance Limerick, 23 February 2017
Intercontinental Collaborations San Francisco, Nov 2-4 2017

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 JervisFunders: The Arts Council, Culture Ireland and Cork City Council

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RHYTHM OF FIERCE

Rhythm is a dancer. It’s a soul’s companion. You can feel it everywhere.
Lift your hands and voices. Free your mind and join us. You can feel it in the air. It’s a passion’ Snap..

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Choreographer: Fearghus Ó Conchúir with the performers
Composition and Sound Design: Alma Kelliher
Design and Lighting: Ciaran O’Melia
Dancers:
Tara Brandel
Mike Daley
Siobhan Ni Dhuinnin
Mary Nugent

Firkin Crane, Cork, February 2015
The Cube, NUIG, Galway, February 2015
Ballina Arts Centre, February 2015
Uillinn:West Cork Arts Centre, February 2015
Dance Limerick, October 2015

Funded by The Arts Council
Supported by Firkin Crane


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AN OUTSIDE UNDERSTANDING

Delving into the personal, this duet reveals what defines us, what our dreams are and what is shared between us – a glimpse into our very souls.

Nominated for two ABSOLUT Fringe Awards: Best Staging and Best Female Performance
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Choreographer Liz Roche
Dancers:
Mary Nugent
Dawn Mulloy

ABSOLUT Fringe, Dublin, Sept 2012
Cork County Library, Cork Culture Night, Sept 2012
Ballina Arts Centre, March 2013
Regional Culural Centre, Letterkenny, March 2013
Mall Arts Centre, Youghal April 2013
Dublin Dance Festival, Peacock Theatre May 2013

Funded by The Arts Council, Cork County Council

An Outside Understanding



GAWKY AND AWKWARD

A solo that explores one dancers struggle with dyslexia

‘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)

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Choreographed and Performed by  Tara BrandelDirected by Caroline BowditchOriginal Composition Charlotte WhiteSound Sculpture Colm RooneyLighting Design Kevin Smith
Ballina Arts Centre
(premiere) March 2013
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, March 2013
Ballydehob Hall April 2013
Youghal Mall Arts Centre April 2013

West Cork Arts Centre
May 2013

Propeller Dance, Ottawa, Canada
October 2013

Skibbereen Arts Festival August 2014

San Francisco International Arts Festival May 2015

Funded by the Arts Council and Cork County Council and supported by the Firkin Crane and an Arts Access Central Australia residency

 

Gawky and Awkward

 



THIS IS

This Is: This is in the making. This is where we find meaning. This is what it is. This is the story of how we came to be in this space together now . . . with you. This is here. This is what we make of it

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Choreographer Adam Benjamin

Dancers:
James O’Shea
Mary Nugent
Dawn Mulloy
Tom Pritchard
Tara Brandel

ABSOLUT Fringe, Dublin Sept 2010 (Dance in Progress)
Abhainn Ri Festival, Callan July 2011 (Dance in Progress)
Sant Andreu Teater, Barcelona, September 2011 (Premiere)
Mayo Culture Night, Ballina, September 2011
Dampfzentrale Arts Festival, Berne, Switzerland June 2013

KPD Anniversary Show, Miami, Florida   May 2015

Funders: The Arts Council, Culture Ireland, Mayo County Council and supported by the Firkin Crane

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FANCY DRESS

What is fancy dress?  Are we mobilised or frozen?  These were the questions posed in our 10th Anniversary Double Bill,  featuring choreography by David Bolger and Jess Curtis. 

David Bolger’s Fancy Dress challenges what, really, is fancy dress: Is it something we wear to parties? Something to disguise our true selves? In this short, snappy trio, a walking stick becomes a magic wand in the hands of performers Jack Webb, Mike Daley and Tara Brandel.

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Choreographer: David Bolger

Dancers:
Jack Webb
Mike Daley
Tara Brandel

 

Cork Midsummer Festival, Firkin Crane  17 June 2016
West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen 18 June 2016
Project Arts Centre, Dublin, 23 & 24 June 2016
Dance Limerick,  23 February 2017

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 JervisFunders: The Arts Council and Cork City Council

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Tara Brandel & Linda Fearon; Remote by Jess Curtis



 

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