Take Off is an exciting contemporary festival for Cork City, celebrating and showcasing thrilling dance artists from Ireland and Europe. The festival takes place 16-18 February 2023 at Dance Cork Firkin Crane. Take Off presents three international choreographers’ works, chosen from the Aerowaves Twenty22 selected artists. They will be presented on shared programmes alongside the work of three Irish choreographers.

The six choreographers will gather in Cork throughout the week to share their practice with each other. Each performance will be followed by a Q&A and a reception with the artists to deepen audiences’ engagement with the work. The Take Off Festival will introduce the artists to each other and to our audiences, not just in the studio and onstage, but also in informal social gatherings.

Tickets are €15 / €12 per programme, or €30 for a Festival Pass for all 3 programmes. The Festival Pass discount is automatically added to your cart after Programmes 1, 2 & 3 are added.

Discover the Take Off 2023 Programme Below:

Roundtable Discussion | Tuesday 14 February, 2pm
What’s Pertinent In Dance Across Europe Now? Suitable for dancers, choreographers and those interested in dance practice
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Professional Morning Class | Thursday 16 February, 11am
With Courtney May Robertson
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Programme 1 | Thursday 16 February, 7:30pm
The Very Last Northern White Rhino | Gaston Core
Can I Have Your Best Move? | Siobhán ní Dhuinnín
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Programme 2 | Friday 17 February, 7:30pm
Comme Un Symbole (Forme Courte) | Alexandre Fandard / Cie Al Fa
A Dance | Magdalena Hylak
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Professional Morning Class | Saturday 18 February, 11am
With Alexandre Fandard
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Programme 3 | Saturday 18 February, 7:30pm
the pleasure of stepping off a horse when it’s moving at full speed | Courtney May Robertson
Glisten | Isabella Oberländer
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