School of English, Drama & Film
Newman Building (Arts Block)
My background is in dance as choreographer and as performer. I was a founder member of Company Vivienne Newport, Theater am Turm, Frankfurt (Germany) and a member of Tanztheater Wuppertal (director, Pina Bausch). I most recently performed with Raimund Hogue (Germany).
Most recent publication The Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance Studies Reader (with Eamonn Jordan) Carysfort Press, 2016
Honours and Awards
| Year: 1993.
Title: Eduard Von Der Heydt Prize (to Tanztheater Wuppertal Company Members)
| Year: 1999.
Title: Dancer in Residence Award UCD
| Year: 2001.
Title: Arts Council Choreographer Award
| Year: 2002.
Title: Arts Council Commission Award
|Association: The Association of Professional Dancers of Ireland;, Function/Role: 2000-2003 Chairperson of the Board of Directors|
|Bernadette Sweeney, Marie Kelly (eds.); (2010) 'Choreographing 'Cuirt an Mhean Oiche'' In: Bernadette Sweeney, Marie Kelly (eds.); (eds). The Theatre of Tom Mac Intyre: 'Strays from the ether'. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]|
|Deirdre Mulrooney (ed.); (2006) 'Finola Cronin' In: Deirdre Mulrooney (ed.); (eds). Irish Moves: An Illustrated History of Dance and Physical Theatre in Ireland. Dublin: The Liffey press. [Details]|
|Finola Cronin; (2009) No Boundaries: Multiculturalism, Identity and the Dancing Body in Irish -based Contemporary Dance Dance Research Forum Ireland: Mediating Movement - Communication and Dance , pp.58-64 [Details]|
| My research interests include Postmodern Dance; Irish Dance Theatre; German Tanztheater; Pina Bausch; Dance and Cultural Policy; and the Theory and Practice of Performance. My current research is focusing on contemporary dance in Ireland - its histories and practice.