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  A Fantastic Dance Opportunity for Cape Clear

Sunday 24 October, 2pm

At the Club

Family Friendly dance event.

All three generations join in the is unique opportunity to take part in a dance workshop with Ríonach Ni Neil, Galway Dancer in Residence and Director of Ciotóg Dance Company

Supported by Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Udarás and The Arts Council

Here’s a link to film we will be screening on Saturday 24 October

Selection of Ríonach’s choreographic work

Info and background on Ríonach

Ríonach Ní Néill, is also a dance artist and curator of the Galway Dance Days | Corp_Real International Dance Festival & Symposium. As a performer Ríonach danced for many Irish choreographers including Finola Cronin, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, and Rex Levitates (now Liz Roche Dance), and was a longtime member of Tanztheater Bremen under the artistic direction of Urs Dietrich. She founded Ciotóg in 2006, for which she has choreographed 11 works that have been performed across the US, UK, Europe and Ireland, winning international awards. Ríonach holds a PhD in Geography from UCD and guest lectures in dance at the Bundesakademie für Kulturelle Bildung in Germany and the Landscape Architecture MA program at the University of Sweden. She has developed dance programs for older people, in both Irish and English, including the Macushla Dance Club in Dublin, now in its 10th year, and Ar Mo Sheanléim in the Conamara Gaeltacht, as well as dance projects for people living with dementia and people with psychiatric illness. She currently sits on the Arts & Health editorial panel.

Ríonach’s association with Cork started in 1987 as a student dancer. Since the Firkin Crane opened as a Centre of excellence for dance in 1992 she has continued to be a regular participant performing on our choreographic mentoring programs under Tedd Robinson and Kim Brandstrup, and many of her works have been presented in the theater throughout the years.


In her new role as Dance Curator at Firkin Crane Ríonach will continue to develop local partnerships and international networks. She will take responsibility for programming the professional performance Firkin Crane Presents, and will begin a new focus on inclusive participative and professional dance opportunity

Organized by Uileann West Cork Arts Centre with funding from Ealaíon na Gaeltachta Teo.

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