€12.00 / €10.00 (concession)


20:00pm to 21:30pm


Thu 23 Feb '17


Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church)

Fancy Dress by David Bolger
Remote by Jess Curtis
Dance Double-bill, presented by Croí Glan integrated dance company
Thurs 23 Feb, 8pm
Dance Limerick Space, €12/€10

What is fancy dress? Are we mobilised or frozen? Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company proposes answers to these and other questions in this exciting dance double bill.

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.

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.

Tara Brandel, artistic director and performer with Croí Glan, explains “To celebrate Croí Glan’s 10th anniversary, we have invited back two of our favourite, most performed choreographers David Bolger and Jess Curtis to create these two new works. In David Bolger’s Fancy Dress, audiences will experience some funky moves, a few fancy dress tips and a kicking soundtrack, while with Remote, Jess Curtis applies his Berlin/San Francisco-influenced post-modern choreographic style to create this new duet which explores the effect on our bodies of our use of technology”.

Announcing details of the performance, Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, said “We’re delighted to welcome Croí Glan back to Dance Limerick to celebrate their 10th anniversary. As Ireland’s leading integrated dance company, Croí Glan has continually broken new ground, creating and presenting work with dancers of all abilities. With this double bill of Fancy Dress and Remote, Limerick audiences are in for an eye-opening evening of dance with a difference!”

Production Credits - Fancy Dress:
Choreographer David Bolger, with the company.
Dancers: Mike Daley, Jack Webb, Tara Brandel.
Lighting and Production: Rónán Mac Raois
Design: Maree Kearns
Fancy Dress was created during residencies at Firkin Crane and Dance Ireland, with additional support from the COPE Foundation.

Production Credits - Remote:
Choreographer: Jess Curtis
Dancers: Linda Fearon, Tara Brandel
Music: Matthias Herrmann
Lighting and Production: Rónán Mac Raois
Remote was created during residences at Firkin Crane and Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre.

Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company is a professional contemporary dance company based in Cork, which performs work that includes dancers with and without physical disabilities. Founded by Tara Brandel and Rhona Coughlan, the critically acclaimed 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, and touring this work nationally and internationally.

Photo for Fancy Dress by Emma Jervis


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Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

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