Presented by John Scott Dance
These dance shows beautifully contrast one another with the stunning 1958 masterpiece Night Wandering described as ‘subtle, simple yet sublime’ by Chris O’Rourke of The Arts Review and the modern Denuded called ‘elegant and sensual’ by Brian Seibert of The New York Times. This is an unmissable chance to see two gorgeous dance pieces in one night in Limerick.
The stunning duet Night Wandering, created in 1958, is one of Merce Cunningham’s masterpieces. With costumes by Robert Rauschenberg, one of America’s most influential and radical artists, and a ravishing piano score by Swedish composer Bo Nilsson, Night Wandering is reminiscent of snowy landscapes and was described by New York dance writer Walter Sorrell as “a tender lullaby of love”. The dancers are Merce Cunningham Dance Company member Julie Cunningham and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse graduate Kevin Coquelard. Merce Cunningham remains the world’s greatest choreographic genius, with works in the repertoire of Paris Opera Ballet and New York City Ballet. "I think of dance as a constant transformation of life itself" - Merce Cunningham
“Absolutely exquisite … virtuosic … almost balletic” - Deirdre Mulrooney/ARENA RTE Radio 1
Denuded is about the body, movement and stillness, breathing and, most importantly, about a constant contact with the audience. The confrontation of the naked body and the gaze is the work’s driving force. In Denuded, Bruno Isaković examines the physicality of this subject, separate from the source of its meaning, in a solo transformation ritual. Here the visible becomes a site for investigating the invisible and the potential relationships among those who are different. Denuded examines the transformation of physicality upon release from its own source, reflecting upon being-in-the-world through the medium of ritual atmosphere. The work was created during a process that involved not only physical (de)formations of body movements, but invoked psychological introspection to breathe towards intensity which becomes the motif of the whole performance. Denuded denotes anything not fitting our framework of rationality, and it opens up spaces to be filled with the irrationality we all carry within us.
“Must See” “witness Bruno Isaković's newest masterpiece” – Out Magazine
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