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Adult Ballet Classes

BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - Beginners

last: Thu 08 Mar '18

Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music. About Rebeca Mateos Morante Rebeca Mateos Morante has toured extensively both with the critically acclaimed Compañía Elvira Andrés led by the ex-director of the National Ballet of Spain, and as Flamenco soloist with the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. She has worked with many prestigious choreographers, having performed one of the last productions of the famous Bodas de Sangre under the direction of its celebrated choreographer, the late Antonio Gades. Rebeca forms part of the last generation of professional dancers to have trained at the renowned Centro Coreográfico Mariemma in Madrid incorporating extensive professional conservatory training in Classical Ballet, Bolero School, Spanish Stylised Dance, Spanish Folk Dances and Flamenco. In ballet alone she has trained under renowned masters such as Julia Estévez, Carmina Ocaña, Nadine Boisaubert and Patricia Crosbie, among others. Rebeca is currently studying for her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she guest lectures in both theoretical and performance based modules. A philosophy graduate with a first class honours Masters in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies, her own academic research output includes conference presentations, publications and choreographies that explore themes associated with her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis “The Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española”.

Ballet for adults at Dance Limerick

BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - IMPROVERS

last: Thu 08 Mar '18

This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music. About Rebeca Mateos Morante Rebeca Mateos Morante has toured extensively both with the critically acclaimed Compañía Elvira Andrés led by the ex-director of the National Ballet of Spain, and as Flamenco soloist with the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. She has worked with many prestigious choreographers, having performed one of the last productions of the famous Bodas de Sangre under the direction of its celebrated choreographer, the late Antonio Gades. Rebeca forms part of the last generation of professional dancers to have trained at the renowned Centro Coreográfico Mariemma in Madrid incorporating extensive professional conservatory training in Classical Ballet, Bolero School, Spanish Stylised Dance, Spanish Folk Dances and Flamenco. In ballet alone she has trained under renowned masters such as Julia Estévez, Carmina Ocaña, Nadine Boisaubert and Patricia Crosbie, among others. Rebeca is currently studying for her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she guest lectures in both theoretical and performance based modules. A philosophy graduate with a first class honours Masters in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies, her own academic research output includes conference presentations, publications and choreographies that explore themes associated with her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis “The Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española”.

Contemporary Dance for Adult

CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR ADULTS

last: Tue 06 Mar '18

The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease. Informed by postmodern dance and somatic principles, each class will begin with simple warm-up exercises and build progressively towards more expansive movement phrases which travel out into the space. All of the activities are based on practices/techniques which will help to release tensions which limit the range of movement. This will, in turn, allow each person to move with greater clarity and efficiency, to regain a sense of the natural flow of their movement and to enjoy their own unique dancing body.

Dance Club for 9-14yrs

DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS

last: Sat 10 Mar '18

This class will focus on movement creation through play, improvisation and freestyle. Rachel shares techniques she has researched and learned to provide structured improvisations (contemporary) and a freestyle environment (urban styles). Every class is different, building skills consistently, but in different ways. Dancers develop skills around body-awareness and perception, along with awareness of space and people around them. Through group improvisations, working in small groups and pairs, the class focuses on moving, expressing through movement and, of course, having fun! This class is suitable for boys and girls of any ability. Saturdays from 13 Jan 2018 1pm-2pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60.00 for 8 week term Teacher: Rachel Sheil Rachel Sheil Rachel has been teaching for over seven years and has recently completed her MA in Dance Performance at UL. She has taught Hip-Hop in Ireland, the UK and San Francisco and has also been successful in several Irish Intervarsity competitions. She hopes to continue her passion here in Limerick and share all the knowledge she has accumulated.

Dance Club fir 5-8yrs

DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS

last: Sat 10 Mar '18

Modern and jazz styles combine in this introduction to movement and music from around the world. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination to express their own individuality and develop their creativity, while also building confidence and strength. Teacher: Rachel Sheil Rachel has been teaching for over seven years and has recently completed her MA in Dance Performance at UL. She has taught Hip-Hop in Ireland, the UK and San Francisco and has also been successful in several Irish Intervarsity competitions. She hopes to continue her passion here in Limerick and share all the knowledge she has accumulated. Saturdays 13 Jan 12pm-12:45pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60.00 for 8 week term

Dance Club for Tots

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 11AM

last: Sat 10 Mar '18

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver. This lively class explores moving as a group, telling stories through movement, rhythm exercises and improvisation. Time is spent learning to follow directions as well as free expression time which allows Tots to explore and develop co-ordination, all while having fun! Teacher: Fiona Marie Booth Fiona is a voice and dance artist/teacher based in Limerick. She graduated from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance with an MA in Festive Arts and a BA (Hons) in Voice and Dance, specialising in contemporary dance. Fiona has gained considerable experience internationally, having studied Kinesiology at California State University where she practised jazz, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance, and having taught at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York as part of Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. More recently, Fiona has been teaching and performing both music and dance in Limerick City. Saturdays from 12 Jan 2018 11am-11:45am | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60 for 8 week term (inc. booking fee)

Dance Club for Tots

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 10AM

last: Sat 10 Mar '18

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver. This lively class explores moving as a group, telling stories through movement, rhythm exercises and improvisation. Time is spent learning to follow directions as well as free expression time which allows Tots to explore and develop co-ordination, all while having fun! Teacher: Fiona Marie Booth Fiona is a voice and dance artist/teacher based in Limerick. She graduated from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance with an MA in Festive Arts and a BA (Hons) in Voice and Dance, specialising in contemporary dance. Fiona has gained considerable experience internationally, having studied Kinesiology at California State University where she practised jazz, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance, and having taught at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York as part of Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. More recently, Fiona has been teaching and performing both music and dance in Limerick City. Saturdays from 12 Jan 2018 10am-10:45am | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €60 for 8 week term (inc. booking fee)

DOWN THE WELL: 5RHYTHMS WEEKEND WITH ALEX MACKAY, LIVE MUSIC FROM JOE CASWELL

last: Sun 09 Oct '16

Sat 8 Oct: 1pm-7pm & Sun 9 Oct: 11am-5pm Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church) Fee for the weekend: Early Bird Rate €100 before 25 July Standard Rate: €140/€120 (unwaged) Seeking fluidity in the softening of Flowing Seeking clarity in the beat of Staccato Seeking freedom in the release of Chaos Seeking delight in the beauty of Lyrical Seeking peace in the aliveness of Stillness To book, email Jenny Fahy at: 5rhythms@jennyfahy.com Tel: +353 (0)86 3123429 For further details, see Jenny Fahy website (link on right) or the Facebook page for this event (link on right) Alex Mackay is a dancer and artist, who is known for light and depth in her teaching, using few well-chosen words, and opening a sense of wonder. She is embodied, energetic and creative, and loves to dance with the group. She is strongly connected to the birthplace of her teaching in Manchester and Liverpool, where community continues to spring from the 5 Rhythms classes there, 20 years later. Gabrielle Roth called her Raven Sister. Joseph Caswell is a dazzling musician who has played music for 5 Rhythms for many years on unique percussion rigs and instruments from all around the world. He has played for Gabrielle Roth and Jonathan Horan. Playing music professionally since the age of 13, he has also investigated ancient tunes and sounds and made instruments himself. Alex and Joe create transformative events with the pulse of the city and out in the wilds. They live in the woods of West Wales with their rock’n’roll son and their feisty pixie daughter.

DOWN THE WELL: 5RHYTHMS WEEKEND WITH ALEX MACKAY, LIVE MUSIC FROM JOE CASWELL

last: Sat 08 Oct '16

Sat 8 Oct: 1pm-7pm & Sun 9 Oct: 11am-5pm Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church) Fee for the two days: Early Bird Rate €100 before 25 July Standard Rate: €140/€120 (unwaged) Seeking fluidity in the softening of Flowing Seeking clarity in the beat of Staccato Seeking freedom in the release of Chaos Seeking delight in the beauty of Lyrical Seeking peace in the aliveness of Stillness To book, email Jenny Fahy at: 5rhythms@jennyfahy.com Tel: +353 (0)86 3123429 For further details, see Jenny Fahy website (link on right) or the Facebook page for this event (link on right) Alex Mackay is a dancer and artist, who is known for light and depth in her teaching, using few well-chosen words, and opening a sense of wonder. She is embodied, energetic and creative, and loves to dance with the group. She is strongly connected to the birthplace of her teaching in Manchester and Liverpool, where community continues to spring from the 5 Rhythms classes there, 20 years later. Gabrielle Roth called her Raven Sister. Joseph Caswell is a dazzling musician who has played music for 5 Rhythms for many years on unique percussion rigs and instruments from all around the world. He has played for Gabrielle Roth and Jonathan Horan. Playing music professionally since the age of 13, he has also investigated ancient tunes and sounds and made instruments himself. Alex and Joe create transformative events with the pulse of the city and out in the wilds. They live in the woods of West Wales with their rock’n’roll son and their feisty pixie daughter.

SHORT TERM RESIDENCIES AT DANCE LIMERICK IN 2015: OPEN CALL

last: Sat 11 Oct '14

Dance Limerick Residencies 2015 | Closing Date 10 October 2014 Professional dance artists and ensembles are invited to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in 2015 at the studio, or the performance space, depending on the nature of the project. Residencies are open to national and international dance artists in all genres for a period of two weeks. Aims The Residency aims to provide: 1. professional dance artists with space and some support for research, experimentation, practice development and/or performance of new work 2. local dance professionals with opportunities for interaction and networking The selection is competitive and the selection panel will choose artists who can make the best use of the facilities available and who will have a positive impact on the professional dance community. Dance Limerick also has a particular interest in receiving applications from artists who wish to: a) premiere new work at Dance Limerick b) engage with local non-dance communities e.g. through conversations or research workshops, possibly leading to the making of new collaborative work As part of each Residency, we encourage artists to share their work either through a work-in-progress showing or through a talk. First Fridays, an initiative of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at UL, is now well established in Limerick and this forum provides the opportunity for artists to share and talk about their work with like-minded professionals and advanced dance students. As the name suggests, this forum meets on the First Friday of each month and we try to programme residencies at Dance Limerick to coincide with these dates. Both Dance Limerick and the studios at UL are accessible to wheelchair users.

 Proposals will be assessed by a panel on the basis of the criteria in the attached information sheet. Applications should be made on the accompanying application form and emailed to jenny@dancelimerick.ie Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 10 October 2014

LIMERICK YOUTH DANCE

last: Wed 25 Jun '14

Limerick Youth Dance is a dance group open to young people aged 15-25. We are seeking people who have a passion for dance, a desire to learn new skills and an interest in choreography and performance to join the group. Limerick Youth Dance acts as a catalyst bringing young people and professional artists together in a stimulating and lively environment. Based at the Dance Limerick Studio in the centre of Limerick, and co-ordinated and led by Choreographer Angie Smalis, Limerick Youth Dance offers each person experience of working collaboratively to devise and make original dance. From time to time, the group will work with guest choreographers and teachers as well as professional artists in other mediums such as film and the visual arts. Work will be made for stage and screen, and is designed for a range of events and settings. To join Limerick Youth Dance and any of its projects, it is important you are able to make the commitment. Additional rehearsals will take place at weekends closer to the time of performances. As a member of Limerick Youth Dance you will • Work with a professional choreographer • Learn basic skills in contemporary dance and improvisation techniques • Develop fitness and exploration of the body • Develop awareness of space, levels, directions, size and timing • Enjoy movement and its potential • Collaborate with other young dance artists • Create and perform short dance pieces Members of Dance Limerick can also benefit from the following: • Contemporary Dance classes at Dance Limerick throughout the year for the reduced price of €6 per class • Outings to join in work with other companies or to see their work on stage • Discounted tickets to see dance at Dance Limerick and the Lime Tree Theatre • Work experience in performance, stage management, costume etc • Training and career advice is also available. All fees are payable on deciding to join and are non-refundable following the first audition/taster class. Audition/taster class is free of charge. Applying to Limerick Youth Dance To join you must submit an application form and 1. be between 15 and 25 years old 2. be available for workshops on Wednesdays 6.00 – 8.00 pm in Limerick City 3. be willing to devote time to projects, performances, outings, festivals 4. pass an audition The current term concludes on 25th June. Limerick Youth Dance returns after the summer on 3rd September.

OPEN CALL TO DANCERS FROM ISELI-CHIODI COMPANY

last: Fri 13 Jun '14

Iseli-Chiodi Company invites dancers to participate in {CHO-LAB}, a one-week professional choreographic dance laboratory, from Monday 9 to Friday 13 June 2014 at Dance Limerick. The lab aims to be a week of collaborative exchange, allowing the company to explore ideas for group choreography and broaden their practice, while helping and supporting the dancers to enhance their skills. {CHO-LAB} is free of charge, but limited to 10 dancers. Closing date for applications is 2nd May 2014.

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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space

Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at
jenny@dancelimerick.ie