Charles Linehan Company

 

Choreographer Charles Linehanís work is acclaimed for its rigour and eloquence. Working in close collaboration with his dancers, he creates choreography that demands the undivided attention of its audience. Realised with a masterful attention to detail and a finely tuned sense of balance across the elements of movement, light and music, Linehanís work is uncluttered and lyrical.  Seemingly understated, it leaves the viewer with luminous, charged images etched on the memory.

 

Charles Linehan Company was established in 1994 after Charles returned from working with various contemporary companies throughout Europe. The company has toured internationally from the outset and has presented work at venues including Brussels (Kaai Theatre), Paris (Rencontres Choregraphiques Internationales de Saint-Denis), Venice (Biennale di Venezia) and St. Petersburg (Hermitage).

 

In May 2005 Charles was supported by Joint Adventures Munich and their Choreographer-in-Residence project; through this initiative and with the support of a range of other partners including Dance Umbrella, (London), PACT Zollverein (Essen), Danspace Project (New York) and DanceWorks (Toronto), Charles and the company created two new works: Happy Days and Numbers Stations which premiered in Munich on 11th May 2005.  Happy Days was subsequently presented in a programme with the acclaimed New Quartet during Dance Umbrella in November 2005, when it secured enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics.

 

Happy Days and New Quartet are next performed at the Corn Exchange, Brighton Dome, on 6th April 2006 and following on from this at International Dance Festival Ireland in Dublin on 1st and 2nd May and in Belgrade and Sofia in June; the production will then be touring internationally in 2007 including DanSpace in New York. 

 

2006 will see Charles researching a new duet for his own company and alongside this heíll be undertaking commissions and projects for amongst others George Piper Dances and Dance Theatre of Ireland.

 

 Tour Dates 2006    Charles Linehan Company 

 

April 6                            Brighton Dome          
                                      Happy Days and
                                      New Quartet

 

May 1 2               Project,Dublin /International Dance 
                 Festival                                                                                 
                 Happy Days and New Quartet