Cork Dance Initiative launch with their debut event featuring bite-size dance events both in person and virtual to celebrate dance in Cork and connect with the dance community. (Gaeilge agus Fáilte!)
Once released an element of each bite-size event can be experienced online on Cork Dance Initiative’s new website www.corkdanceinitiative.com and can be engaged with in your own time.
Ensemble choreographies, caring conversation and bespoke performances reach across digital space and lockdowns. Including chance encounters at a market of ideas and the sharing of golden resources In It For The Long Run is a series of bite-size events that connect the city with the wider county, from Ballyphehane to Baile Iarthach and beyond.
Four Cork-based dance artists have come together to create Cork Dance Initiative (CDI). CDI launches with it’s debut event In It For The Long Run at Cork Midsummer Festival, a proposition for a grass roots dance collective in Cork City and County.
Over the course of a week CDI will connect with audiences and the dance community both locally and nationally in a series of live, in person and virtual bite-size events. The four members of CDI each provide an opportunity to creatively engage with an aspect of CDI’s formation.
Lisa Cliffe focuses on what is needed to nourish and grow something new; Luke Murphy considers the principles that guide coming together; Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín moulds conversation about the value of dance; Ruairí Ó Donnabháin questions the methods and philosophies that inform what is taking shape.
The week culminates in an online gathering at 2pm on Sunday 27 June with four members of Cork Dance Initiative to share the details of a model for a grassroots dance collective in Cork.
Gaeilge agus Fáilte!
Cork Dance Initiative: Lisa Cliffe, Luke Murphy, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Ruairí Ó Donnabháin
Dramaturg: Gillie Kleiman
Video & Photography: Dervla Baker
Deputy Video & Photography: Gabriel Bethencourt
Producer: Mags Keohane
Videographer: Clap Media
Website: Jaywin Design
Musician: Solamh Kelly
Sound: Neil Quigley
Funded by the Arts Council
Supported by Uillinn - West Cork Arts Centre, Cork Midsummer Festival and Dance Ireland