Real Deal: 4 for 3
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To mark their 10th anniversary, Croí Glan have invited back their two favourite and most performed choreographers, David Bolger (On the Wall, 2009) and Jess Curtis (Asymmetrical Tendencies, 2007) to create a dazzling new double bill.
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, we invite you to enjoy some funky moves, a kicking soundtrack and a few fancy dress tips.
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 to this piece, influenced by a Berlin/San Francisco aesthetic.
With this duet, Jess 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?
Running time: 55 min + 15 min interval
Age suitability: 12+
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Choreographer and Director: David Bolger
Dancers: Mike Daley, Jack Webb and Tara Brandel
Lighting: Rónán Mac Raois
Costume: Maree Kearns
Choreographer and Director: Jess Curtis
Dancers: Tara Brandel and Linda Fearon
Composer: Matthias Herrmann
Photography: Emma Jervis
Created and Developed at residencies with Firkin Crane and Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, 2016
Supported by the Arts Council
Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company
Based in Cork and founded by Tara Brandel and Rhona Coughlan, Croí Glan has wowed audiences since 2006 both across Ireland and internationally, receiving critical acclaim for its work. The company has earned a reputation for its commitment to integrated innovative dance both in its performance and education. Croí Glan highlights the artistic value of creating performance with diverse bodies, by producing high calibre work by esteemed choreographers from Ireland and abroad, which tours both nationally and internationally.
Croí Glan most recently performed Bridge, a site-specific aerial dance on a historical viaduct; completed a national tour of The Rhythm of Fierce, choreographed by Fearghus Ó Conchúir; and toured This Is to Miami and San Francisco International Arts Festival. In collaboration with Ponydance, Croí Glan were nominated for the Best Ensemble Award for ELK and SAINTLY at Tiger Dublin Fringe 2015.
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