Take Off Festival 2023

Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Take Off Festival 2023

Grab your seats as we Take Off with Dance Cork Firkin Crane’s new festival.

Take Off is an exciting contemporary festival for Cork City, celebrating and showcasing thrilling dance artists from Ireland and Europe. The festival takes place 16-18 February 2023 at Dance Cork Firkin Crane. Take Off presents three international choreographers’ works, chosen from the Aerowaves Twenty22 selected artists. They will be presented on shared programmes alongside the work of three Irish choreographers.

The six choreographers will gather in Cork throughout the week to share their practice with each other. Each performance will be followed by a Q&A and a reception with the artists to deepen audiences’ engagement with the work. The Take Off Festival will introduce the artists to each other and to our audiences, not just in the studio and onstage, but also in informal social gatherings.

Tickets are €15 / €12 per programme, or €30 for a Festival Pass for all 3 programmes. The Festival Pass discount is automatically added to your cart after Programmes 1, 2 & 3 are added.

Discover the Take Off 2023 Programme Below:

Take Off Festival Roundtable Discussion | Tuesday 14 February, 2pm
What’s Pertinent In Dance Across Europe Now? Suitable for dancers, choreographers and those interested in dance practice
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Programme 1 | Thursday 16 February, 7:30pm
The Very Last Northern White Rhino | Gaston Core
Can I Have Your Best Move? | Siobhán ní Dhuinnín
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Programme 2 | Friday 17 February, 7:30pm
Comme Un Symbole (Forme Courte) | Alexandre Fandard / Cie Al Fa
A Dance | Magdalena Hylak
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Programme 3 | Saturday 18 February, 7:30pm
the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it's moving at full speed | Courtney May Robertson
Glisten | Isabella Oberländer
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Aerowaves is a network of dance partners across Europe, in which Dance Cork Firkin Crane and Dance Limerick are partners. Each year 20 of the most promising choreographers in Europe are selected from a competitive open call. Partners are committed to annually presenting three of these Top 20. In 2023, Dance Cork collaborated with Dance Limerick on selecting the artists, and will present their works in Cork at Take Off the week following their performances in Limerick at What Next.

Image: The Pleasure Of Stepping Of A Horse When It's Moving At Full Speed, Courtney May Robertson. Photo by Annavan Kooij.

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