Uillinn Dance Season 2022 will open with a performance of ‘Bád Shiobhán’ by Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín on Friday 28 October at 8pm. Photo: Clare Keogh

Uillinn me softly

Cutting edge and dynamic dance performance, films, workshops, and discussions will all feature in an upcoming West Cork contemporary dance programme.

Curated by award winning choreographer Luke Murphy, this year’s Uillinn Dance Season at the West Cork Arts Centre will run from 28 October-9 November.

Now in its 5th year, the popular event has established itself as a platform for Ireland’s most cutting-edge dance artists to perform.

The programme includes the work of Linda Fearon, John Scott of Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Luke Murphy, Siobhan Ni Dhuinnin, Maria Nillson Waller of Flora Fauna, Mufutau Yusuf, Monica Muñoz, and Darragh McLoughlin of Squarehead Productions.

Speaking at the launch of the programme recently, choreographer Luke Murphy said he is delighted to be part of the event following its huge success in 2021.

He said: “Throughout 2022, I've been ruminating on the questions around audiences and place: how does work sit in a new context, what changes for an artist and their work when taking it to different environments, and how do you diversify both the presentation opportunities for artists and the collection of works audiences have the opportunity to see?”

Mr Murphy continued: “The season includes a long overdue return of John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre after nearly 10 years, and Uillinn debuts for Cork-based Siobhan Ni Dhuinnin, Swedish/Irish based artist Maria Nillson Waller and the first evening length work by the exceptional Irish and International performer Mufutau Yusuf.”

Uillinn Dance Season is part of West Cork Arts Centre’s growing contemporary dance programme which presents opportunities for dance research, classes and workshops, professional development, performance and project work with communities both onsite and off.

Full details and booking links can be found here on westcorkartscentre.com/uillinn-dance-season-2022.