Uillinn Dance Season 2021


Uillinn Dance Season 2021

22 - 30 October

Featuring Liz Roche Company, Luke Murphy- Attic Projects, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Deirdre Griffin, Meta4 Dance Company and Croi Glan Integrated Dance.

We are delighted to announce the programme for Uillinn Dance Season 2021, featuring five in person performances and a special Youtube Premiere event, presented over eight days.

Curated in collaboration with Dance Artist in Residence for West Cork Luke Murphy, the programme combines live performances, film screenings & discussions in a series of evening events.

We are thrilled to share the diverse and vibrant work of these leading dance artists with audiences in West Cork and to welcome you back, in person, to the gallery this October. 

Tickets for all in person events are €10 and available to purchase from Eventbrite: BOOK HERE 



DĒMOS - films of separation and togetherness
An installation with live performances

by Liz Roche Company
Friday 22 October | In Person | 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm
(Duration 40 mins)
Tickets €10
An immersive and intimate dance and film installation performance created by choreographer Liz Roche and filmmaker José Miguel Jiménez, with composition by David Coonan, recorded and performed by new music specialists Crash Ensemble and featuring live performances by cellist Kate Ellis and dancers Emily Terndrup, Luke Murphy and Yumi Lee. The films are a suite of interconnected short performances that explore separation and togetherness in a time when our connection to each other feels fractured. The work premiered online this May at Dublin Dance Festival.

Curated and hosted by Luke Murphy
Saturday 23 October | In Person | 8pm
(Duration 1 hour)
Tickets €10
Presented in association with Fastnet Film Festival, this live screening of Dance Film shorts, curated and hosted by Luke Murphy, our Uillinn Dance Artist in Residence for Cork County in 2021 includes work from his own dance company Attic Projects, along with films by Irish artists Junk Ensemble and Orla McCarthy, and international artists Kelly Ashton Todd, German Jauregui and Laura Aris. A discussion following the screening invites the audience to consider the changing relationship between audience and performer.

by Fearghus Ó Conchúir
Sunday 24 October | In Person | 8pm
(Duration 1 hour)
Tickets €10
Hosted by choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir, this evening of dance, conversation and connection features solos made by Fearghus during 2020 and 2021 that can finally reach their audiences. Joining Fearghus will be dance artist Isabella Oberländer to perform a work Fearghus made for her to bring memory and hope into the present moment.

by Headonbody
Tuesday 26 October | In Person | 8pm 
(Duration 45 mins)
Tickets €10
Soup is a kinetic shrine to a lost parent and an absurd meditation on the process of grief. It exists inside a fey mirror world built out of vegetables, polystyrene heads, the kitchen table and inhabited by a sinuous doppelgänger. Performed with a mutant physicality, it is simultaneously brutish, sensual, ridiculous and vulnerable. It see-saws between hilarious and harrowing as it reaches for a shared state of catharsis with the audience. Soup was created by performer and choreographer Deirdre Griffin in collaboration with sound designer Craig Cox.

by META4 Dance Company
Wednesday 27 October | Free Premiere on Youtube Event | 8pm
(Duration 30 mins)
Premiere from their base in North East England, Meta4 Dance Company (Lily Horgan and Charlie Dunne) present Confluence, a dance film that looks at rhythm and strength within the natural world, the permanence of nature and the impermanence of humanity.

by Croí Glan Integrated Dance
Saturday 30 October | In Person | 8pm
(Duration 50 mins)
Tickets €10
In Place is a diptych of dance works, choreographed by Croí Glan’s Artistic Co-Director Tara Brandel, and performed by Linda Fearon, Leighton Morrison and Tara Brandel. In Place plays with the relationship between the fragility and durability of the soft human form, and the surfaces and spaces of the architecture in which the performers are situated. 



  • Booking is essential. All tickets are available to purchase from Eventbrite
  • All events are €10
  • Bookings are taken in max pods of 6 and are subject to government restrictions. Please book in one session.
  • All events are live and indoors (except Confluence - live stream) and are subject to government restrictions at the time.
  • If you have any access needs please contact reception directly 02822090 or info@westcorkartscentre.com
  • After booking we ask you to keep an eye on your emails for any updates advise you of any updates by email prior to your event.


For the wellbeing of our audience and staff, we will continue our policies of social distancing, face coverings and reduced capacity for our performances during Uillinn Dance Season until advised otherwise.

Do not attend if you feel unwell.

  • These are mixed immunity status events. Our performances are operating under the following gov.ie current guidelines. Cinemas and theatres - Where patrons have mixed immunity status, a maximum of 50 patrons are permitted.
  • Tonight's performances will start on time. Latecomers will not be permitted access after the performance begins.
  • Please arrive no less than 15 minutes before performance time to allow for safe seating.
  • Please follow physical distancing guidelines upon arrival and exit
  • Please sanitise your hands upon entry and exit of the building.
  • All attendees over the age of 13 MUST wear a face covering at all times during arrival, performance and until they have exited the building.
  • You must sit in your assigned seat you will be guided to this upon entry. 
  • Please do not gather after the performance.
  • The details used for booking will be held for contact tracing in line with Government guidance. 


Uillinn Dance Season is part of West Cork Arts Centre’s growing and ambitious contemporary dance programme which presents opportunities for dance research, classes and workshops, professional development, performance and project work with communities both onsite and off.

Recognising the challenges facing the development of dance in regional areas, we are working with dance artists to seek new and innovative ways of creating and presenting ambitious work unique to our location.

Uillinn Dance Season is brought to you in partnership with Cork County Council and with support from the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.

We extend our gratitude to all the artists, funders and everybody involved in bringing you this live and exciting programme.

The Contemporary Dance Programme at Uillinn is in partnership with Cork County Council and supported by the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. 


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