Tara Brandel - CIRCUS

Tara Brandel - CIRCUS

Date: 21st June 2019
Time: 7pm
Venue: Rory Gallagher Theatre

Tickets available - corkmidsummer.com

Who gets to dance? What does Irish look like? What kind of bodies get to be on stage? The aging pole dancer. The street dancer as new migrant. The non-normative body. In a rapidly changing society, Circus looks at diverse experiences in contemporary Irish culture, through the lens of dance. Two performers, one live, one only in video projections. Playful, intense, poignant, irreverent, choreographer and performer Tara Brandel mixes street dance, twerking and contemporary dance, with aerial pole, and video projection, weaving diverse stories about masculinity, queerness, #MeToo and gender in collaboration with Nigerian street dancer Nicholas Nwosu who is currently a new immigrant in Ireland. 

Journalist Colette Sheridan will host a post-show discussion with creator of Circus, Tara Brandel, and her collaborator Nicholas Nwosu.

Funded by Cork County Council, Mondavi Foundation, Feminist Research Institute, UC Davis Theater and Dance Dept., and Culture Ireland. Supported by Dance Ireland Residential Residency, Firkin Crane Ceist Residency, and West Cork Arts Centre Residency Programme. Additional support from CIT Arts Office.

Spaces for wheelchair users at the back of the theatre. Accessible bathroom in the CIT building. The auditorium is tiered with a handrail so suitable for people with limited mobility/visual impairments. Guide dogs are welcome. The 205 bus stops on campus, about 200m from the Rory Gallagher Theatre. There is free parking on campus, within a short distance of the Rory Gallagher Theatre.

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