Resources for Artists (Archive)

PROFESSIONAL CLASSES WITH ELEVEN FARRER HOUSE

last: Wed 03 Jun '15

Professional classes take place at Dance Limerick Studio during residencies by visiting dance artists and are suitable for professional dancers and advanced level students. Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome Eleven Farrer House - Gaelin Little, Tara Silverthorn, Lucille Teppa and Cat Westwood - who will co-deliver two professional classes during their residency. The classes will draw on their studio practice and will be grounded in somatic principles and informed by the members’ variety of experiences, including: - Improvisation - BMC - Body Weather Laboratory - Bodywork practice Participants will be invited to work with lightness and creativity through different frames while Gaelin, Tara, Lucille and Cat will cultivate an environment of awareness. Gaelin Little, Tara Silverthorn, Lucille Teppa and Cat Westwood have all studied at the LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London. Their artistic interests come together within Eleven Farrer House, where initiation and authorship shift from project to project. Individual creativity is supported and nourished through collective exchanges, providing the ground for actualisation of bespoke works and investigation of practice. (For individual biogs, please click the link on right) Wed 27 May & Wed 03 June | 10am-11.30am | €7.00 on the door

PROFESSIONAL CLASS WITH HELGA DEASY WED 15 APRIL

last: Wed 15 Apr '15

Professional classes take place at Dance Limerick Studio during residencies by visiting dance artists and are suitable for professional dancers and advanced level students. Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome independent dance artist Helga Deasy to lead a professional class during her residency. Helga's contemporary technique class is release-based, concentrating on efficient use of energy and fluidity in movement. Working with the somatic principles of breath and connectivity within the body and into the ground, the class focuses on the development of an understanding and embodiment of movement. Elements of Vinyasa Flow Yoga are integrated into the practice to build core strength and to work with the breath as a movement source. The class focuses on weight and gravity, dynamic alignment and connectivity in motion. Wed 08 & Wed 15 April | 10am-11.30am | €7.00 on the door

PROFESSIONAL CLASS WITH LUKE MURPHY, WED 25 FEBRUARY

last: Wed 25 Feb '15

While back at Dance Limerick to perform his new work Your Own Man/Mad Notions, New York based dancer and choreographer Luke Murphy will lead a class for professional dancers and advanced level dance students. To book: (061) 467813 / jenny@dancelimerick.ie Class fee: €7.00

Integrated Dance Classes with Spoken Dance

last: Sat 18 Apr '15

Open to disabled and non-disabled participants including children (over 8 years), teenagers and adults, these classes will challenge all abilities to create a new and exciting movement vocabulary together. The classes will culminate in a performance with Spoken Dance in April. Classes take place at Dance Limerick Studio (wheelchair accessible). Teacher: Mary Hartney Spoken Dance is Limerick’s integrated dance company. Class Fee: €10 per class/ €60 for 8 classes Day/Time: Saturdays, 2:30pm-4pm Dates: January: Saturday 17 & 24 February: Saturday 21 & 28 March: Saturday 7, 14 & 21 April: Saturday 18

PROFESSIONAL CLASS WITH MEGAN KENNEDY: WED 14 & 21 JANUARY

last: Wed 21 Jan '15

A wonderful opportunity for professional dancers and advanced level dance students to take a class with Megan Kennedy, Limerick's Dance Artist-in-Residence and one of Ireland's most exciting contemporary dance artists. To book: (061) 467813 / jenny@dancelimerick.ie Class fee: €7.00

Contemporary Dance for 55yrs+

last: Mon 22 Jun '15

These sessions are designed to encourage, motivate and inspire people to get dancing. Classes focus on co-ordination, strength, balance and flexibility. Exercises are accompanied by music in a very relaxed and sociable atmosphere. Exercises can be done either seated or standing and all abilities are welcome, so come along, meet people and let’s get dancing! Teacher: Angie Smalis trained and worked professionally as a dance artist in her home country of Greece before moving to Vienna, Austria in 2001 to join the Volksoper Wien. Angie relocated to Limerick in 2003 to join Daghdha Dance Company. She is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of contemporary dance artists with intellectual disabilities. Angie is also a proud mother of 5! Classes - Please note new day & time: Mondays | 11.30am-12.45pm | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €6.00 per class / €30.00 for dance card (6 classes)

PROFESSIONAL CLASSES WITH ANGIE SMALIS: TUES 9 & 16 DECEMBER

last: Tue 16 Dec '14

PROFESSIONAL CLASS | Tuesday 9 & 16 December | 10.00am - 11.30am | Dance Limerick Studio €7 on the door As part of her residency at Dance Limerick, choreographer Angie Smalis will host two professional classes in December. Through a bodily research of simple ideas, participants will create an environment of a continuous exchange of movement material, information and energy. Through improvisation and devising of ideas, the body and mind will be allowed to develop patterns in space and within, that might be transmitted to one's personal contemporary dance practice and can be used to inspire countless ways of teaching younger and older participants. This methodology is known as An Open System, which does not mean that anything can happen in it: rather that information, energy and material are continually received. This class is one of a series of professional classes offered by Dance Limerick which are suitable for professional dancers, graduate students and others who have undergone intense technical training.

Morning Professional Class with Megan Kennedy, Dance Artist-in-Residence

last: Wed 15 Oct '14

As part of our series of morning professional classes, Megan Kennedy, Limerick's first Dance Artist-in-Residence, will host two classes in October. These classes are suitable for professional dancers, graduate students and others who have undergone intense technical training. Class Schedule: Monday 13 & Wednesday 15 October 10.00am-11.30am Dance Limerick Studio €7.00 To participate in either of these classes, please email jenny@dancelimerick.ie

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

MORNING PROFESSIONAL CLASS WITH LUKE MURPHY, WED 01 & 08 OCTOBER

last: Wed 01 Oct '14

New York based dancer and choreographer Luke Murphy will lead a professional class on Wednesday 1st October. This series of professional classes at Dance Limerick is suitable for professional dancers, graduate students and others who have undergone intense technical training. Wed 1 & 8 October 2014 | 10am-11.30am Dance Limerick Studio Class Fee: €7.00

NEW DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS

last: Sat 06 Dec '14

Due to considerable demand (!) we have started a new Dance Club for 9-14yr olds on Saturdays from 1pm-2pm. Combining contemporary, creative techniques with hip hop and jazz dance styles, this energetic class draws inspiration from a variety of music styles, from pop to electronic to rock. Participants will learn routines and develop techniques for expressing themselves while, at the same time, improving strength and fitness. This class is suitable for boys and girls of any ability. Teacher: Lucy Dawson is a contemporary dance artist, photographer and film-maker from Scotland. She holds a degree from The Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds and an MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL. Lucy aims to provide students with challenging, creative classes and to enable students to develop skills to express their individuality through movement. New season: Saturdays | 1pm-2pm | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €40 (6-week term) Please note: Class will finish up for the season on Saturday 06 Dec and will re-commence on Saturday 17 Jan 2015. Thank you everyone for making Dance Limerick such a vibrant dance centre, have a lovely break and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the new year!

DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8yrs

last: Sat 06 Dec '14

Through movement and music, children will be introduced to a variety of dance styles in a fun and playful environment and encouraged to develop their imagination and sense of creativity. This class will also encourage the development of good posture, co-ordination and musical sensibility. New season: Saturdays | 12pm-12:45pm | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €40 (6-week term) Please note: Class will finish up for the season on Saturday 06 Dec and will re-commence on Saturday 17 Jan 2015. Thank you everyone for making Dance Limerick such a vibrant dance centre, have a lovely break and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the new year!

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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