Bill Irwin & Colin Dunne

08/10/2023 - 11/10/2023

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Photo credit: Carol Rosegg / Maurice Gunning

Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Bill Irwin & Colin Dunne

New York performer/choreographer Bill Irwin and Irish dancer, Colin Dunne come to Dance Cork Firkin Crane for a brief residency this October

Dance Cork Firkin Crane will host New York performer / choreographer Bill Irwin and Irish dancer, Colin Dunne in a brief residency October 2023.  The two dance veterans will meet together in the Dance Cork Firkin Crane studios — with “pointed absence of agenda” — to compare percussive dance vocabularies from their separate sides of the Atlantic.  Mutual admiration set this Residency idea in motion — designed as a series of studio hours for primary research and comparison — and the two artists greatly thank Dance Cork Firkin Crane, and Composer Bill Whelan, for sponsoring this meeting of the feet.

Bill Irwin will also teach a Vintage Inspired Dance Class on Thursday 12 October at 11am. >>>Book Here >>>

Bill Irwin is an actor, director, writer, and clown. His original works include The Regard of Flight; Largely New York ; Fool Moon; Old Hats, The Happiness Lecture, among others. His actor’s theatre credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat, Waiting for Godot, Endgame, and ON BECKETT, an evening of passages from Samuel Beckett’s work. On television Irwin can be seen in character roles including Mr. Noodle on Elmo’s World, Nate Haskell, serial killer, on CSI, and Peter Lindstrom, psychiatrist, on Law and Order/SVU. His film credits include Rachel Getting Married, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, Eight Men Out, and Stepping Out – more recently, Spoiler Alert and Rustin. Irwin gratefully acknowledges the awards and fellowships that have allowed him to continue explore work in theatre.

Olivier Award nominee Colin Dunne is a traditional Irish dance artist who works across dance, music and theatre performance platforms in Ireland and Internationally. His critically acclaimed solo works Out of Time and CONCERT have been presented at prestigious venues and festivals including Baryshnikov Arts Centre NYC, Barbican London, and Biennale de la Danse Lyon.

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