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Ireland’s leading integrated dance company comes to Limerick

IRELAND’S leading integrated dance company is coming to Limerick with an evening of brand new, contrasting duets that celebrate diverse dancing bodies.

Croí Glan will take to the stage at St. John’s Church on Thursday evening in an event hosted by Dance Limerick.

The first performance, entitled ‘Visible and Invisible’, is choreographed by John Scott who founded the Irish Modern Dance Theatre in 1991.

Co-Artistic Director at Croí Glan, Linda Fearon will perform the dance which is said to be a physical and aural narrative of travel, migration and change.

The dance is accompanied by a new music commission from composer Tom Lane.

Programme and Communications Manager at Dance Limerick, Emer Casey says John focuses on “current” and “social” scenes as travel and migration remains significant in Irish culture.

Figures published by the Central Statistics Office show that 30,800 Irish people moved abroad in the year to April 2017 demonstrating the topicality of the performance.

The second work in the programme is named ‘Too’ and is choreographed by Croi Glan Co-Artistic Director, Tara Brandel.

Tara will join Linda Fearon on stage to perform the dance which is inspired by the #MeToo Movement and asks the questions: how are female dancers treated? What are their experiences?

Speaking of the second dance, Emer Casey says we are “still feeling the repercussions from the #MeToo movement”.

Although the movement initially focused on the treatment of celebrities and people in Hollywood, Emer explains how it’s “common for dancers to be scrutinised” – female dancers in particular.

During the process of choreographing the dance, Tara interviewed a wide group of female dancers and so, the finished dance delves into the deep and complex territory of gender experience.

This event will take place at the Dance Limerick Performance Space at St. John’s Church at John’s Square in the city.

It will begin at 8pm on Thursday the 7th of November and ticket prices range from €12 to €14.

For more information on how to get tickets, click here.

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