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Cork dance companys Uillinn show will recall the energetic music of 90s

February 19th, 2015 7:33 AM

By Southern Star Team

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A CORK dance company is bringing its new show to West Cork’s brand new arts centre this month.

Croi Glan’s Rhythm of the Fierce will include Skibbereen’s Uillinn on its schedule, which also includes a visit to Cork city’s Firkin Crane theatre.

Rhythm of the Fierce is Croí Glan’s newest work, re-enforcing the dance company as Ireland’s leading integrated dance company.

The company has 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.

The Integrated Dance Company received a prestigious Project Award from the Arts Council in 2014 to develop this new forty-minute performance which premieres in the Firkin Crane on Sunday February 15.

Fearghus describes the piece as ’Fierceness, fun, fantasy and surprise’ adding that it creates a ‘ porousness between performers and audience.’

The work evolved with key contributors Alma Kelliher’s composition and Ciaran O’Melia’s design. Both have worked several times before with Fearghus to create a multi-sensory experience.

Croi Glan was founded by Tara Brandel and Rhona Coughlan in Cork in 2006. The company has earned a reputation for its commitment to integrated innovative dance both in its performance and education programmes. Croí Glan highlights the cutting edge artistic value of creating performance with diverse bodies, by producing high calibre work with esteemed choreographers from Ireland and abroad, touring nationally and internationally. ‘This is a show for everyone who’s ever boogied in their bedroom and felt their fierce freak on the dance-floor,’ according to the company. With some surprising use of wheelchairs, it’s a performance that excites, challenges and glitters, it claims.

Rhythm of the Fierce will be in the Uillinn centre on Saturday Februrary 28 at 7.30pm. Seats are limited, so book early at www.westcorkartscentre.com

Tara Brandel is the recipient of the Arts Council’s first dance residency at the Uillinn centre.

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