The Firkin Crane
The Firkin Crane has gone through many guises since it was erected as part of the Butter Market in the 19th century: the current rotunda building has been a dedicated centre for the arts with and emphasis on dance since the 1992.
The Firkin Crane continues to be a focal point for dance in Ireland:
Our mission statement
We support the practice and performance of all forms of dance.
We enhance the engagement between the general public and dance.
We encourage the development and growth of dance as an artform.
We provide for the professional development of dance performers and creators.
We facilitate the cross-fertilization of ideas and interactions between dance artists and practitioners from all disciplines.
We initiate innovative partnerships at local, national and international level.
We are actively involved with the local community in creating valuable social platforms.
The Firkin Crane,
Exchange Street, John Redmond Street, Shandon, Cork.
tel: +353 21 4507487 (Information and booking)
Events taking place at this venue
26th Jul 2013 (Fri) from 20:00 - 21:00
This work in two acts, performed by American dance artists Jesse Hewitt and Laura Arrington, is broken into two seemingly disparate sections. First there is a funeral, then there is a killing. The dancing is about the love that happens at the end of things, about a witnessed failure to live life to its "fullest extent", about digging around in grey. More
25th Jun 2013 (Tue) - 26th Jun 2013 (Wed) from 20:00 - 21:00
Cure is about getting over challenges, about what's needed to survive and about the journey in hope as much the arrival. Cure responds to its context and emerges from the experience of collapse. Wondering what next, it invites many different perspectives to look for the way ahead, and assembles the wisdom and creativity of others to choreograph the next steps. More