Uillinn Dance Season 2021 - Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company


by Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company

Saturday 30 October |
In Person
8pm |
1 Hour

Tickets €10 | Available on Eventbrite 

In Place is a diptych of dance works, an aural and visual feast for the senses.

In Place is an hour long show in 2 sections, In Place One and In Place Two, investigating the architecture of 4 distinct art spaces around Ireland, in Dublin (IMMA), Ballina (Ballina Arts Centre), Cork (Uillinn:West Cork Arts Centre) and Limerick (Limerick City Gallery). 

Choreographed by Croí Glan Co-Artistic Director 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.

In Place One performed by Tara is a solo inspired by the works of De Chirico with images of forlornness and emptiness that paradoxically also convey a feeling of power and freedom. As someone with dyslexia, Tara experiences her neurodiversity through a heightened sense of spatial awareness. In Place One will draw upon and embody this distinct experience and reflect on feelings of isolation and our place in the world.

In Place Two is an intimate duet for Croí Glan Co-Artistic Director and disabled dancer, Linda Fearon, and male dancer Leighton Morrison. The duet provides complementary insight and experience to In Place One, and through touch, balance and exquisite movement reflects on our relationship with others, exploring feelings of longing, connection, and intimacy within the limitations of place.

Seen together these two related and contrasting works are an aural and visual feast for the senses offering insights into how our environment shapes our trust, attachments, and closeness.

Press Quotes

"... Brandel crafts some sublime moments defined by power, elegance, and beauty......."

"if you want to see what the need to dance looks like, look no further than Fearon. Her restricted movement range doesn't leave her less expressive, rather the opposite. Fearon digs so deep down to invest every movement with her truth, it’s impossible not to be blown away."
The Arts Review

Choreographer: Tara Brandel
Performers: Tara Brandel (In Place One) Linda Fearon and Leighton Morrison (In Place Two)
Lighting: SJ Shiels
Costume: Angharad Matthews
Music: Ray Harman
Additional Vocals: Lisa Lambe
Production Manager: Conor Mullan
Producer: Gwen van Spijk
Line Producer: Michelle Cahill
Assistant Producer: Sophie Coote
PR: Stephanie Dickenson

More about Croí Glan Integrated Dance:

Croí Glan is Ireland’s leading Integrated Dance Company and was fo-founded in December 2006 by Rhona Coughlan and Tara Brandel. The company is based in Cork and produces innovative, engaging, high calibre productions and delivers associated participatory activities with both disabled/non-disabled dancers to highlight the value of diverse bodies in creating performance.

Croi Glan was nominated Best Performance Ensemble Dublin Fringe 2012 and 2016. The company has toured throughout Ireland, and internationally including to the UK, Egypt and the USA. Linda Fearon joined the company as Co-Artistic Director, working alongside Tara, in 2019.


Funded by an Arts Council of Ireland Arts Grant Award and Cork County Council and created with support from IMMA, Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre and The MAC, Belfast.


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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