17/05/2024 - 18/05/2024

7:30 pm

Smurfit Theatre

€15 / €12

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Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Unseen

A performance by Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company

A multidisciplinary performance looking at invisible but vital parts of an ecosystem - from benevolent microscopic organisms, to hidden disabilities, and the invisible forces that change the course of lives. Performed by Tara Brandel and Stacey White. 

Unseen looks at the notion of things that are invisible but vital parts of an ecosystem: from benevolent microscopic organisms, to hidden disabilities, and the invisible forces that change the course of lives. 

A collaboration between abstract painter Stacey White,  and contemporary dancer Tara Brandel, Unseen is a live performance and visual arts installation layering video projection, contemporary dance, sound, text, and mixed media paintings to make the invisible, present and felt, with video design by  Luca Trufferelli and sound design by Niall O’Caroll.

Focusing on the invisibility of plankton (a life giving microscopic organism that produces 50% of the world's oxygen), Unseen is an examination of what gives life.

Since 2019 Stacey White  has gathered waters from multiple global locations to develop microscopic images of plankton which she used to create an extensive body of abstract paintings of plankton. Spanning 4 years of  interdisciplinary collaboration between dance and visual art, and extensive research on plankton, including working with UCC plankton scientists at Loch Hyne Marine Reserve.

About Croí Glan

Led by Artistic Director Tara Brandel, Croí Glan is an award winning Contemporary Dance Company celebrating diverse bodies on stage, and a flagship company for EDI with a case study in the new AC EDI handbook.

Creating 22 works since 2006, Croí Glan has toured nationally and internationally: highlights of the company’s body of work include Tara Brandel’s Sputnik for the Unlimited Festival/Cultural Olympiad London Southbank 2012, Liz Roche's An Outside Understanding (Dublin Dance Festival 2013, nominated Best Performers Dublin Fringe), the multi award winning short film Armour Off! (in collaboration with Invisible Thread, Caroline Bowditch and Linda Fearon),  and David Bolger's On the Wall (performed in 25 locations including Miami, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Barcelona, Bern, and Turku). Croí Glan’s most recent productions include TILT, an integrated aerial dance show (Cork Midsummer, Tipperary Dance Festival and Dancer from the Dance Festival); and In Place a site specific performance made at IMMA. CG is EDI Company in Residence at Uillinn Arts Centre 2022-25.

Box Office hours

12pm - 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 90 minutes before a performance

Contact us at E: or T: 021 450 7487 

*Dance Cork Firkin Crane is wheelchair accessible. If you have any mobility issues, please contact the Box Office in advance to book your tickets: we have a seating section reserved in the theatre for wheelchairs and patrons with mobility issues, but this cannot currently be booked online.

Unseen is funded by an Arts Council Arts Grant and Cork County Arts, and supported by Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre, Ballina Arts Centre, Tipperary Dance International residency programme and Tenerife LAV.

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