AT UCC AMPHITHEATRE
PLEASE NOTE THESE EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER
Cork Migrant Centre Hip Hop Dancers
Cork Migrant Centre Dance Group comprised of migrant girls living in Cork. The group has been together for a year under the mentorship of Red FM DJ Stevie G and dance Instructor Andrea Williams. They have performed at various events ranging from Africa Day in Cork, UCC Refugee Week, UCC Music Variety Show, and Dell Technologies, & the Goldie Chapel, Nano Nagle Place. In Cork, they have become a ‘must see hip-hop crew’ with the usual ‘swaga’ associated hip-hop.
Rebel Acro (subject to weather)
In March 2019, BALLINCOLLIG gymnastic group Rebel Acro made it to the final of Ireland’s Got Talent leaving judges astounded when they put on a spectacular performance in the semi-final. Their mix of daring lifts, catches, and eye-popping balancing acts drew a massive ovation from the audience and left judges purring. The gymnasts, ranging from ages 10 to 18 years old practice for up to 15 hours per week. Their dream is to represent Ireland at the World and European Championships but before that they’re going to open up Cork Discovers 2019.
"CIPHER: Hip Hop's Third Space" (live music and musicology)
UCC Professor Griff Rollefson and Cork artist/educator Garry McCarthy present a group of young musicians from Knocknaheeny’s Kabin Studio (Music Generation Cork City). The collaboration is part of Rollefson’s €2m EU research initiative, CIPHER, which looks at how this form of street art takes the best of past and present, creating a “third space” that is beholden neither to traditional orthodoxies nor to the soulless neoliberal future. As James Joyce put it in 1916: “You talk to me of nationality, language, religion. I shall try to fly by those nets.” That’s flippin’ the script! THAT’S HIP HOP! Includes live performances, video, and media analyses.
Centre Stage School
Centre Stage School is a performing arts school based in Mallow. The aim of the school is to create a safe environment where they can nourish the individuality and creative spirit of all students, encouraging them to grow in confidence as performers and as people. Each student is given the opportunity to excel in their area of interest, reach their full potential, follow their dreams and enable them to become more confident young adults. For some, this is a hobby and for others, it is the start of a career. Centre Stage has numerous past pupils studying musical theatre, voice or drama at third level education, and several are currently employed professionally in the arts industry.
Rap Artists from the Kabin Studio
A non-profit music & creative space in Knocknaheeny Cork, for young people that want to write, record, sing, rap, rehearse, act, code, produce, podcast and just make some cool stuff in the northside of Cork City. Supported by Music Generation Cork City & GMCBeats Workshops. For more info go to GMCBeats.com or search for Kabin Studio on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (That’s Kabin with a K!)
And check out this playlist of songs recorded at a junior summer camp this summer or this recent article about them on Today FM.
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!
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THIS PROJECT HAS RECEIVED FUNDING FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION’S HORIZON 2020 RESEARCH AND INNOVATION PROGRAMME UNDER GRANT AGREEMENT NO 818789