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!)
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 free 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 its 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 with a meet and greet stall at the Coal Quay, Cork City. Luke Murphy considers the principles that guide coming together in an online movement score which can be viewed and danced to. Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín reflects on conversations about the value of dance through movement and text in a live stream from her garden. Ruairí Ó’Donnabháin questions the methods and philosophies that inform collaboration and the creation of CDI, in an online performance lecture informed by his neighbours and butter.
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
Producer: Mags Keohane
Costume Design: Deirdre Dwyer
Musician: Solamh Kelly
Video & Photography: Dervla Baker
Deputy Video & Photography: Gabriel Bethencourt
Videographer: Clap Media
Website: Jaywin Design
Míle buíochas: Lorraine, Allyson, Conall, Rose-Anne & Aidan at Cork Midsummer Festival; Justine, Anne, Louise & Stephen at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre; Louise, Jeanette, Andrea, Catriona & all at Dance Ireland; Fiona, Mathilde & Mark at the Glucksman, UCC; Arts Officer Michelle Carew; Jill at Galway Dance Project; Ais Brady at Get Up and Lie Down graphic design; & illustrator Owen de Forge.
Funded by the Arts Council
Supported by Uillinn - West Cork Arts Centre, Cork Midsummer Festival and Dance Ireland