CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS FOR ADULTS

 CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS FOR ADULTS
CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS FOR ADULTS

time

18:00pm to 19:15pm

date

Tue 15 May '18 | Tue 22 May '18 | Tue 29 May '18 | Tue 05 Jun '18 | Tue 12 Jun '18 | Tue 19 Jun '18

Venue

Dance Limerick, 1-2 Johns Square

Price

€70

The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Informed by postmodern dance and somatic principles, each class will begin with simple warm-up exercises and build progressively towards more expansive movement phrases which travel out into the space.

All of the activities are based on practices/techniques which will help to release tensions which limit the range of movement. This will, in turn, allow each person to move with greater clarity and efficiency, to regain a sense of the natural flow of their movement and to enjoy their own unique dancing body.

Ballet for Beginners

Ballet for Beginners
Ballet for Beginners

time

19:30pm to 20:45pm

date

Thu 17 May '18 | Thu 24 May '18 | Thu 31 May '18 | Thu 07 Jun '18 | Thu 14 Jun '18 | Thu 21 Jun '18

Venue

Dance Limerick, 1-2 Johns Square

Price

€70

This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music.

About Rebeca Mateos Morante
Rebeca Mateos Morante has toured extensively both with the critically acclaimed Compañía Elvira Andrés led by the ex-director of the National Ballet of Spain, and as Flamenco soloist with the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. She has worked with many prestigious choreographers, having performed one of the last productions of the famous Bodas de Sangre under the direction of its celebrated choreographer, the late Antonio Gades.

Rebeca forms part of the last generation of professional dancers to have trained at the renowned Centro Coreográfico Mariemma in Madrid incorporating extensive professional conservatory training in Classical Ballet, Bolero School, Spanish Stylised Dance, Spanish Folk Dances and Flamenco. In ballet alone she has trained under renowned masters such as Julia Estévez, Carmina Ocaña, Nadine Boisaubert and Patricia Crosbie, among others.

Rebeca is currently studying for her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she guest lectures in both theoretical and performance based modules. A philosophy graduate with a first class honours Masters in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies, her own academic research output includes conference presentations, publications and choreographies that explore themes associated with her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis “The Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española”.

Ballet for Adults - Improvers

time

18:00pm to 19:15pm

date

Thu 17 May '18 | Thu 24 May '18 | Thu 31 May '18 | Thu 07 Jun '18 | Thu 14 Jun '18 | Thu 21 Jun '18

Venue

Dance Limerick, 1-2 John's Square

Price

€70

This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music.

About Rebeca Mateos Morante
Rebeca Mateos Morante has toured extensively both with the critically acclaimed Compañía Elvira Andrés led by the ex-director of the National Ballet of Spain, and as Flamenco soloist with the international dance phenomenon Riverdance. She has worked with many prestigious choreographers, having performed one of the last productions of the famous Bodas de Sangre under the direction of its celebrated choreographer, the late Antonio Gades.

Rebeca forms part of the last generation of professional dancers to have trained at the renowned Centro Coreográfico Mariemma in Madrid incorporating extensive professional conservatory training in Classical Ballet, Bolero School, Spanish Stylised Dance, Spanish Folk Dances and Flamenco. In ballet alone she has trained under renowned masters such as Julia Estévez, Carmina Ocaña, Nadine Boisaubert and Patricia Crosbie, among others.

Rebeca is currently studying for her PhD at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where she guest lectures in both theoretical and performance based modules. A philosophy graduate with a first class honours Masters in Psychoanalysis and Cultural Studies, her own academic research output includes conference presentations, publications and choreographies that explore themes associated with her interdisciplinary doctoral thesis “The Dancer in the Mirror: Body Identity and Body Motion in Danza Española”.

Open Submission for Films - Light Moves 2018

Monday, 9 April, 2018 - 14:00
Open Submission for Films - Light Moves 2018
'Pilgrimage' by Marlene Millar & Sandy Silva screened at Light Moves Festival of Screendance 2017.

Light Moves Festival of Screendance is excited to announce the opening of submissions for our fourth festival taking place 8 – 11 November 2018 in Limerick, Ireland.

Light Moves invites filmmakers, choreographers and video artists to submit screendance works for consideration for the forthcoming 2018 programme of dance film and video art with movement as a central theme. The festival will take place in Limeick, Ireland at venues across the city including Dance Limerick and Belltable. Submissions can be made via FilmFreeway.com

Deadline (Extended): Monday 23 April 2018

Light Moves welcomes works which embrace dance and all forms of movement through the art of film and video art. Submissions that attend to the unique potential of choreography, performance, cinematography and sound, as well as alternate forms such as animation and computer modelling will all be considered.

To submit you film go to www.lightmoves.ie / for info email info@lightmoves.ie

Hocus Pocus by Philippe Saire

Hocus Pocus - Philippe Saire
Hocus Pocus - Philippe Saire

Time

10:00am to 11:00am
12:30pm to 13:00pm

Date

Tue 15 May '18

Venue

Dance Limerick

Price

€8 – €72

Tuesday 15 May, performance suitable for school groups
2 Shows: 10am & 12:30pm
€8 for individual tickets or €72 (10% off) for a group of 10
Suitable for ages 7+

This magical children’s show explores how images can conjure vivid emotions, sensations and experiences.

Taking the audience on a fantastical voyage, two brothers dive into dreamlike adventures: a contortionist’s escape from a spider’s web; a journey in a damaged flying machine; and underwater encounters with fabulous aquatic creatures.

The unique set design creates a playful game of appearance and disappearance. As light is painted across the stage to reveal everything it touches, the dancers’ bodies seem to emerge from a black hole before being swallowed up again. These visual mysteries cast a spell, suspending our disbelief and unleashing our imagination.

"The temporary suspension of the laws of physics enthrals little ones and grownups... and shows us the impossible." -L’Atelier Critique

Merry.Go.Round by Maria Nilsson Waller

MERRY.GO.ROUND by Maria Nilsson Waller
MERRY.GO.ROUND by Maria Nilsson Waller

Time

20:00pm to 21:00pm

Date

Tue 01 May '18

Venue

Dance Limerick, 1-2 John's Square

Price

€12 /€10 online or €14 on the door

★★★★
Chris O'Rourke - The Arts Review

★★★★
Seona Mac Reamoinn - Irish Times

Merry.Go.Round is a dance performance that examines our most human of concerns: the search for true love and what it is we call home.

Maria Nilsson Waller and Dance Limerick present this ethereal dance performance to Limerick audiences on Tuesday 1 May in John’s Square. Tickets €12/€10 online or €14 on the door.

'Looking beyond our world into the great vast blackness of the cosmos we find five characters orbiting each other. Some are destined to converge, others to split apart. They all long for authentic connections in this otherworldly realm of celestial bodies. Caught between construction and deconstruction it is a marvel universe both beautifully simple and incredible messy.'

With a touch of cinematic sci-fi, merry.go.round is a dance performance featuring an eclectic soundtrack including Swedish rebel jazz band Je Suis!, NASA recordings of the solar system and iconic opera classics. Performed by 5 dancers within a structure of scored improvisation, merry.go.round is never the same twice. Strange yet familiar, sometimes dejà vu, sometimes jamais vu!

The piece is the latest and final part in Maria Nilsson Waller’s triptych based on unclaimed territories, Terra Nullius. After an imagined reconstruction of Bir Tawil and Antarctica in Last Land (2012), followed by the deep-sea world of Founder (2014), Merry.Go.Round looks outwards, into the vast black space surrounding us, the dance of the celestial bodies and what it is we call home.

Other dates on the tour:

3 May
glór - Ennis
www.glor.ie

8 May
Town Hall Theatre - Galway
www.tht.ie

9 May
Ballina Arts Centre - Co. Mayo
www.ballinaartscentre.com

Please contact venues individually for tickets and info.

Hocus Pocus - Philippe Saire

Hocus Pocus - Philippe Saire
Hocus Pocus - Philippe Saire

Time

10:00am to 11:30am
12:30pm to 14:00pm

Date

Tue 15 May '18

Venue

Dance Limerick, 1-2 John's Square

Price

€8 for individual ticket / €72 (10% off) for group of 10

Tuesday 15 May
2 Shows: 10am & 12:30pm
€8 for individual tickets or €72 (10% off) for a group of 10
Suitable for ages 7+

This magical children’s show explores how images can conjure vivid emotions, sensations and experiences.

Taking the audience on a fantastical voyage, two brothers dive into dreamlike adventures: a contortionist’s escape from a spider’s web; a journey in a damaged flying machine; and underwater encounters with fabulous aquatic creatures.

The unique set design creates a playful game of appearance and disappearance. As light is painted across the stage to reveal everything it touches, the dancers’ bodies seem to emerge from a black hole before being swallowed up again. These visual mysteries cast a spell, suspending our disbelief and unleashing our imagination.

New Spring Term of Dance Classes for Kids and Adults at Dance Limerick

Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 13:37

Accepting late bookings to all courses, call 061 400 994 or email info@dancelimerick.ie today!

ADULT DANCE CLASSES

Contemporary Dance | From Tuesday 20 March | 6-7:15pm | €90 for 8 weeks
The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease. Informed by postmodern dance and somatic principles, each class will begin with simple warm-up exercises and build progressively towards more expansive movement phrases which travel out into the space. All of the activities are based on practices/techniques which will help to release tensions which limit the range of movement. This will, in turn, allow each person to move with greater clarity and efficiency, to regain a sense of the natural flow of their movement and to enjoy their own unique dancing body.
http://www.dancelimerick.ie/event/contemporary-dance-class-adults

Ballet for Beginners | From Thursday 22 March | 7:30pm-8:45pm | €90 for 8 weeks
This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music.
http://www.dancelimerick.ie/event/ballet-adults-beginners

Ballet for Improvers | From Thursday 22 March | 6pm-7:15pm | €90 for 8 weeks
This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline, it also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. Participants will learn basic ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally a relaxing warm down routine, incorporating improvised movements to music.
http://www.dancelimerick.ie/event/ballet-adults-improvers

DANCE CLUBS FOR KIDS FROM SAT 24 MARCH

Dance Club for Tots - 2-4yrs | 10am-10:45am OR 11am-11:45am | €60 for 8 weeks
Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver. This lively class explores moving as a group, telling stories through movement, rhythm exercises and improvisation. Time is spent learning to follow directions as well as free expression time which allows Tots to explore and develop co-ordination, all while having fun!

Dance Club for 5-8yrs | 12pm-12:45pm | €60 for 8 weeks
Modern and jazz styles combine in this introduction to movement and music from around the world. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination to express their own individuality and develop their creativity, while also building confidence and strength.

Dance Club for 9-14yrs | 1pm-2pm | €60 for 8 weeks
This class will focus on movement creation through play, improvisation and freestyle. Rachel shares techniques she has researched and learned to provide structured improvisations (contemporary) and a freestyle environment (urban styles). Every class is different, building skills consistently, but in different ways. Dancers develop skills around body-awareness and perception, along with awareness of space and people around them. Through group improvisations, working in small groups and pairs, the class focuses on moving, expressing through movement and, of course, having fun! This class is suitable for boys and girls of any ability.

The Autonomy Project at Limerick Fringe

Time

19:00pm to 20:00pm

Date

Mon 02 Apr '18 to Sat 07 Apr '18

Venue

Dance Limerick, Johns Square / The Sailors Home, O Curry Street

Price

€10-€17

Focusing on a global resurgence in art and youth activism, The Autonomy Project will combine commissioning the work of internationally recognised artists, Limerick based youth groups and academics to explore the theme of autonomy across a wide spectrum of voices or perspectives. At its centre, however, this project proposes to ask: “what do you want to change and how?”

2nd to the 7th of April in the Sailors home, six artists across six genres will create a weeklong performance installation in the heart of Limerick City. The concept of autonomy within structure will be embedded into the creation and production of the work as the individual pieces form a singular installation experience.

Dance Artist Lisa McLoughlin (Anima), Visual Artist Seamus Nolan (F**k IMMA), Performance Artist Fergus Byrne (Future Histories), Performing Artist Deirdre Murphy (Capitalism the Musical), Vocalist Siobhan Kavanagh (Doom Opera) & Sound Artist Adam Gibney (Euclid, I miss you)

Sailors Home Performances:

April 2nd performances 7pm & 8pm
NO SHOW 3rd of April
April 4th performances 7pm & 8pm
April 5th performances 7pm & 8pm
April 6th performances 5pm & 6pm
April 7th performances 5pm & 6pm

Following on from the installation, there are performances in Dance Limerick, created by Limericks youth groups that will be performed alongside the work of the professional artists. Original works by Music Generation Limerick City, GOSHH, Limerick Youth Theatre and Dance Limerick.

Dance Limerick Performance:

April 6th performance 8 pm
April 7th performances 3pm & 8pm

Tickets: €10 for each performance or €17 for both Sailors Home and Dance Limerick

STEP UP DANCE PROJECT 2018 - OPEN CALL

Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 - 12:09
Daniel Squire
Daniel Squire

Step Up: Dance Project has announced its Open Call for recent dance graduates to apply for the 2018 programme.

Step Up: Dance Project is a partnership between Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, the Irish World Academy for Music
and Dance at the University of Limerick and the Arts Council. It aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland. The programme comprises of training, rehearsals, performance and personal development for six selected dancers who have completed their professional training within the last three years. The programme will enhance your professional networks by connecting you to the Irish contemporary dance community, thereby improving your professional opportunities in Ireland.

This programme includes:

1. Creation and Performance of a new dance piece with Choreographer Catherine Young

Catherine is a Dance Ireland Associate Artist and a UK Bench Fellow. Her most recent works include 'Ultima Thule', 'Woman Stood Regardless' and 'Welcoming the Stranger' which opened the 2017 Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival in Palestine. She is a guest lecturer/choreographer on the BA and MA programmes at the University of Limerick and has worked and studied with many international choreographers and companies including Nacera Belaza (Alg/Fr), Lacina Coulibaly (Kongo BA Tereia Dance Company (Africa), Retina Dance Company (UK/Belgium), Wendy Houstoun (UK) and Hofesh Shechter Company (UK).

Catherine has been commissioned to create a new work with this year’s Step Up participants which will be
performed in Limerick, Galway, Cork and Dublin. Further information about Catherine Young is available at
www.catherineyoungdance.com.

2. Learning and Performing Repertory with Choreographers John Scott and Daniel Squire

This element of Step Up enables dancers to work with two choreographers on the reconstruction/setting of existing choreography. Participants will gain an understanding of choreographic ideas and their historical context and will develop their technical and performance skills through different working practices, genres and techniques, resulting in a final public sharing.

The Repertory Programme will take place over two weeks (12 days) from Monday 30 July to Saturday 11 August. In addition to the training, the Repertory Programme enables participants to work with choreographers beyond what would be available in a day-long workshop or audition, thereby facilitating a more embedded connection between choreographers and participants. In 2018, the two repertory pieces will be performed and toured in a mixed bill along with the newly commissioned.

3. Development Workshop and Information Sessions

Increasingly, independent dance artists are required to initiate their own opportunities and to manage their own projects. Running over 2 days in November, the workshop will include:

• Meeting key personnel within the dance field in Ireland
• Developing a portfolio for presenters and for funding applications
• Writing about your work

At the end of the training, participants will have a toolkit or road map for taking the next steps in their career
path.

4. Independent Development / Study

This element of Step Up facilitates further opportunity for your professional development. It offers a menu of options from which you may choose one element (see sample menu below). Alternatively, you may initiate a development area of your own. The Step Up Programme Manager will assist with initiating the appropriate conversations with the chosen organisations.

• Working with an artist-in-residence to deliver a particular aspect of the artist’s local programme.
• Working with a company during its research period towards the creation of a new dance piece.
• Taking a series of classes or training opportunities at Dance Ireland, Firkin Crane or Dance Limerick.
• Working with the Light Moves Festival in a developmental capacity. This might be on audience development,
volunteer co-ordination etc.
• Working with a mentor to develop critical writing skills with a view to reviewing dance performances.
• Developing knowledge around working with socially engaged practice by participating in events or workshops
organised by Create, the national development agency for collaborative arts.

Time frame / Key Dates

The full rehearsal / performance period for the creation of new work with Catherine Young and the Rep Artists, John Scott and Daniel Squire, will run from Monday 30 July – Saturday 8 September using state of the art studios and facilities at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL initially, and then at Dance Limerick, before touring to Galway, Cork and Dublin 6-8 September.

Terms & Conditions

• Rehearsals will take place 10.00 – 6.00 pm daily Monday to Saturday for the duration of the rehearsal period. Should additional hours in the evening be required, participants are expected to be available for these too.
• Accommodation will be provided for the first part of rehearsals on campus at UL, and subsequently in artist friendly houses in the city for the second period of rehearsals.
• Tour accommodation and tour travel as required, will be arranged and paid for by Step Up.
• A stipend of €150 weekly will be paid to each participant
• Participants must be available on an exclusive basis for the full programme.

Applications

We are seeking applications from exceptional young dancers who will graduate in summer 2018 or who have graduated from professional level dance training within the past three years. Applicants must be born in, or resident in the Republic of Ireland and have a strong dance technique.

Please send your CV and a personal statement describing why you would like to be involved in Step Up and confirming your availability for the full programme.

Applicants should also send web links of recent live dance footage, to include:

• 10 minutes of contemporary technique class material, ideally of you performing during the class in which you learnt it. If not, then footage of you performing the material outside of the class setting is also acceptable.
• An excerpt of a solo (performed in a studio or live performance)
• An excerpt of a group piece, in a studio or live performance
• Please identify yourself clearly (in group footage) so we know who you are

Applications should be submitted via email by 5pm Monday 5 March to stepupdanceproject@gmail.com with
Step Up Application in the subject line.

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to audition in Limerick in March. Six dancers will then be selected from audition to take part in the Step Up 2018 programme. Letters of offer will be sent immediately following the audition. Queries on the application / process can be addressed to Jenny Traynor, Programme Director at stepupdanceproject@gmail.com.

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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