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DDF News — 15 Sep 2020

WHAT'S ON: Dance at Culture Night 2020

WHAT'S ON: Dance at Culture Night 2020

Culture Night is around the corner with loads on offer for dance fans...

2020 sees the 15th instalment of Culture Night, and despite the current Covid-related restrictions, the event promises to be vibrant, exciting and fun filled with over 250 performances, tours, workshops and conversations to partake in, streaming from locations and venues around the island.

Following the tradition of Culture Night, arts lovers and the culturally curious can choose from a vast range of events, and pick their trail for the evening with events kicking off from 4pm on Friday 18th September.

With such a wide selection of events, both live and online, it can be tricky to choose so here are a few of our pick for dance fans...

TILT: Remixed by Croí Glan
Skibbereen (Online & Offline).  6pm -  6:30pm (Online with Facebook Live). 8:30pm - 11:30pm (Footage projected onto Uilinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen)

While the live performance could not go ahead as planned due to restrictions on outdoor gatherings, the amazing Croí Glan team will now present TILT: Remixed, a programme of live and pre-recorded film footage of the performers sharing TILT from the studio at Uilinn.

Bloodlines by John Scott
Limerick City, 6pm - 6:30pm (Online)

Bloodlines is a dance performance/installation based on memory, migration and the body’s stories, created by Irish Modern Dance Theatre’s John Scott. A cast of migrant dancers perform a multitude of small personal dances based on migration and stories, culminating in a group dance of joy. 

Limerick: Undreamed by Fidget Feet Aerial Dance Company
Limerick, 6pm - 7pm (Online)

This short films takes the premise that a city and its people are not separate, that one shapes the other to the extent that it would be hard to say where the people of the city end and the city begins. This is the story of finding oneself or finding that there is more to oneself than first imagined.

Yes, But Do You Care? by Marie Brett and Philip Connaughton
IMMA, 7.50pm (Online via IMMA Facebook)

Bairbre Ann Harkin, Curator, Art & Ageing, IMMA will introduce a glimpse from a new filmic artwork by visual artist Marie Brett and choreographer/dance artist Philip Connaughton. This collaborative, cross-medium art piece explores how issues of capacity, autonomy and dementia care-giving are raising dilemmas amid Ireland’s new capacity legislation.

MotionOptic Cloughjordan by Instant Dissidence
Tipperary, 4pm - 8pm (Offline)

MotionOptic Cloughjordan is a virtual reality choreography experienced through a mobile phone, and which makes use of 360 degree film. Co-created with Cloughjordan residents Patrick O’Connor and Aaron Bailey, the work draws from the martial arts movement tradition that they hold in their bodies (Lin Ching Wu), and researches how to create a dance from that starting point.

When I
Carlow, 6pm - 6:30pm (Online)

A 30-minute programme of newly commissioned works and performances for screen by some of Ireland's leading artists, in collaboration with members of Carlow’s community. Artists include Katie Holton, Amanda Coogan, Tobi Omoteso, Feli Olusanya AKA Feli Speaks, John Scott, Jessica Traynor, Tom Lane, Tadgh O’Sullivan, John MacKenna, Fehdah and Carole Nelson.

Culture Night Nationwide Special
RTÉ One, 7pm

Tune into RTÉ One for a Culture Night Nationwide Special including an original contemporary dance piece from award-winning choreographer, Emma Martin (United Fall). The piece features both professional dancers and diverse community dance groups and a specially commissioned arrangement of live traditional music inspired by O’Riada with vocals from Irish RnB artist, Soulé.

The Welcoming Project
Kerry, 7:30pm - 8:30pm (Online)

Join in online for some African dance & Palestinian Dabke dance, a chance to watch performances by the Welcoming Project and meet some of our neighbours from around the world. Sit back and enjoy the interviews, music, classes and retrospective or tog out, pump up the volume and dance with us in your own home!

Miss Orbit by Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company
Tipperary, 7:30pm - 8pm / 8:30pm - 9pm (Offline)

The Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company and The Source Arts Centre present a durational dance performance on the boardwalk of the Source Arts Centre. Using the boardwalk as a viewing area, the audience witness a work behind glass, as three women gather behind the panels of the theatre hall. Unique and universal, they randomly intersect at the crossroad of past images and projected futures.

There's so much more to see, experience and take part in with this year's Culture Night so browse the full line up here:

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