CHORAL MOVES - NEW DANCE PROJECT FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+

Time

14:00pm to 16:30pm

Date

Thu 06 Apr '17 | Fri 07 Apr '17 | Thu 13 Apr '17 | Thu 20 Apr '17 | Fri 21 Apr '17 | Thu 27 Apr '17 | Fri 28 Apr '17 | Thu 04 May '17 | Fri 05 May '17 | Thu 11 May '17 | Fri 12 May '17

Venue

Dance Limerick Studio

Price

€5 per session (FREE taster session Thurs 30 March, 2pm)

Choral Moves Dance Project
Thursdays and Fridays, 2pm-4.30pm
6 April - 12 May + performance on Sunday 14 May at 3pm

Do you enjoy dancing? Like to try something new? Dance Limerick is running a new dance performance project for people aged 50+. Choral Moves draws inspiration from well-known choral music classics and will encourage participants to embrace the beauty, magic and movement in the works of famous composers from Brahms to Beethoven, from Mozart to Mendelssohn.

Led by choreographers Philippa Donnellan and Kristyn Fontanella, the project runs on Thursdays and Friday for six weeks, leading to an informal performance and social event on Sunday 14 May. No experience is necessary and no upper age limit applies. Come alone or bring a friend. Further details from (061) 400994.

Choral Moves follows Dance Limerick’s hugely successful 2016 project Here’s Looking at You, Kid, led by Philippa Donnellan. Having led many dance projects for older audiences, Donnellan teams up this year with Limerick-based dance artist and choreographer Kristyn Fontanella, who teaches Dance Limerick’s weekly dance class for people over 50. Outlining how the project will operate, she explains “After the taster workshop, we’ll run 12 sessions in April and May, leading to an informal performance and social event on Sunday 14 May. The sessions begin with easy movement warm-ups to stretch the muscles and focus the mind, followed by creating simple and lively dance sequences to music of all styles. It’s a social occasion also, so over a cuppa there’ll be time to chat with others about our favourite music, hopefully inspiring each other to invent new choreography. Ideas could come from Mozart’s exuberant Marriage of Figaro, the gorgeous love songs of Puccini, or even Carl Orff’s raucous Carmina Burana (better known as the theme from the Old Spice ad) – We can’t wait to see what people suggest!”

Choral Moves has come about as a result of Dance Limerick’s ongoing wish to engage with older people in Limerick and the Mid-West. Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, explains “As part of our remit, Dance Limerick runs classes for all ages, from tots to adults, and we now have a very successful weekly dance class for people over 50. Choral Moves brings the participation of our older movers to a new level and also gives us the opportunity to introduce new people to the joys of dance. We had great fun with Here’s Looking at You, Kid last year. Many new friendships were made and many new dancers were born! We’re really fortunate to be able to work again with Philippa Donnellan, who has considerable experience and really knows how to encourage people to tap into their creativity, as well as our own Kristyn Fontanella, who has done great work leading our older movers class over the last six months”.

Free dance taster session: Thursday 30 March, 2pm at Dance Limerick Studio
Project then runs on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 April to 12 May + Performance on Sunday 14 May at 3pm.

Further details: info@dancelimerick.ie | (061) 400994

Booking

No need to book - Just come along.

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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