Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 17:44
Gary Clarke
Gary Clarke Dance Artist

Step Up is a partnership between Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, the Irish World Academy at the University of Limerick and the Arts Council, which aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland.

As part of our Step Up programme the chosen participants will work with world renowned dance artist and choreographer Gary Clarke to create and perform a new dance piece. Rehearsals will run from 31 July – 2 September in the studios and facilities at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance in UL and in Dance Limerick before touring Cork, Galway and Dublin. Performances will take place between 30 August – 2 September.

Further details of successful applicants and venues to be announced shortly.


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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