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Dance Cork Firkin Crane

16/06/2023 - 18/06/2023

Friday 16, 7pm; Saturday 17 & Sunday 18, 2pm

Smurfit Theatre

€15 / 12 concession

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Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: BUILT ON BRIDGES

Presented in collaboration with Cork Midsummer Festival.

If no tickets remain please purchase via Cork Midsummer Festival here

In her third year as Cork City Dance Artist-in-Residence at Dance Cork Firkin Crane, Helga will investigate the notion of identity and belonging through the moving body, drawing from the distinct urban fabric of Cork City and from her own background as an immigrant for whom Cork has become a home.

Built on Bridges, presented in association with Cork Midsummer Festival, will be a large-scale dance performance created in collaboration with three dancers and an intergenerational community cast including the Mayfield Men’s Shed Choir. Inspired by the urban fabric of Cork City - resting on islands, shaped by the River Lee and Cork Harbour with its quays and docks, laneways and many bridges - Built on Bridges is an ode to Cork City. The work also sets out to build bridges – between generations, between professional artists and the local community, between artistic disciplines - and by doing so to invite the city into Dance Cork Firkin Crane.

There will be a reception with Helga Deasy in The Musgrave following Friday night's performance.

Helga Deasy is a choreographer, dance artist and educator. Grounded in choreology and somatics, her practice spans choreography, performance and cross-disciplinary collaboration. She has performed and presented in Ireland, Germany, the UK and the US. and has received awards from the Arts Council, numerous project awards from Cork City Council and a Culture Ireland Grant (2018) among others. Helga is Cork City Dance Artist in Residence at Dance Cork Firkin Crane 2021 - 2023 with kind support from Cork City Council and the Arts Council and works as Alumni Ambassador for Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

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