Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome choreographer Roberta Jean/MYSTERYSKIN who is bringing dancers and musicians together to research a new work.
How much? How little? When? To go or to stay? To speak or to listen? To give or to take? To be in the middle, to be on the outside or to be among? To belong or to long for? Inevitably our attitudes are always present in the way we move and are influenced by our environment. We can play with those attitudes by moving differently and by embodying different modes or expressions of life in our movement improvisations. The workshop will run at The Daghdha Space Monday & Tuesday 24 & 25 February 10.00 - 5.00 pm with a break for lunch at 1.00 - 2.00 pm And at the Irish Academy for World Music and Dance on Wednesday 26 February 10.00 - 5.00 pm and Thursday 27 February 10.00 - 1.00 pm As well as patterns and pathways within our individual practice, we shall explore the communication that happens between us in the changing moment, identifying, accepting and disrupting habits as a way of opening up new choices, a new movement vocabulary and fresh resources for imaginative and creative work. This workshop is hosted by the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at UL. In association with UL, a small number of places are available for professional dance artists and actors with movement training. The workshop will last 3.5 days and will take place Dr. Sandra Reeve is a movement artist/researcher, director and teacher and author of ‘Nine Ways of Seeing a Body’. She lives in West Dorset, England. Sandra teaches an annual programme of autobiographical and environmental movement workshops called Move into Life and creates small-scale ecological performances. She is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter, focusing on Performance and Ecology, and a Senior Registered Dance Movement Therapist.
We are delighted to welcome Maria Nilson Waller as our second Residency Artist in 2014. Maria is researching a new dance piece to be performed by herself and two Sweedish dancers along with our own Katherine O'Malley. Renowned composer George Higgs will be mentoring Maria on the use of music and rhythm in the piece. Originally from a mountainous region of Scandinavia, Maria has been inspired by the ocean surrounding since coming to Ireland, and her piece aims to investigate the blue economy and this most important of ecosystems. Maria will share an insight into this work with a work-in-progress performance and discussion of her research. Audience feedback is most welcome.
SEEING DANCE is a series of four talks offering opportunity to find out more about watching dance, enabling you to enjoy dance performances and to understand how past and present choreographers convey their ideas to the audience. The series will cover the key moments in the history of dance performance and practice, as well as taking an up to date look at some of the choreographers and dance companies appearing in Limerick in 2014. As such, the talks cover the work of seminal choreographers such as Martha Graham and will illuminate the work of Jerry Pearson, Liz Roche, John Scott, Megan and Jessica Kennedy and Russell Maliphant, within the context of what's gone before and how this has influenced or impacted upon their work. SEEING DANCE is delivered by Brigitte Moody, Course Director of the Graduate Diploma and Masters in Dance at the University of Limerick.Related upcoming performances in Limerick Related performances to these talks are 12 Feb | Jerry Pearson | A Body of Work | Daghdha Space 19 Feb | Liz Roche Company | Interloper | Lime Tree Theatre 03 Apr | John Scott Company | Magnetic | Daghdha Space 16 Apr | Junk Ensemble | Falling Song | Lime Tree Theatre 27 May | Sadler's Wells/Russell Maliphant | Still Currant | Lime Tree Theatre See calendar pages for further information
Open Call for professional dance artists. Closing date 20 November 2013. Professional dance artists and ensembles are invited to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed at the studio, or the performance space, depending on the nature of the project. Residencies are open to dance artists in all genres and may last between one and four weeks. We are particularly interested to hear from artists wishing to work collaboratively as part of their practice and artists wishing to develop new work to premiere at Dance Limerick. Visiting artists are encouraged to interact with local artists by providing a weekly class for the local professional community and through informal presentation of work on the culmination of the residency. As part of the residency Dance Limerick can supply Studio Space Performance Space for one performance Technical Assistance for performance A contribution to travel costs Accommodation in apartments and/or artist friendly houses for up to 4 Artists A small contribution toward production costs Both studio and performance spaces are fully accessible to wheelchair users. Proposals will be assessed by a panel on the basis of the quality of the proposal and the available budget.
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