What Next - Closing Party | Music for Chameleons with Pádraic E. Moore | Sat 10 Feb | 9pm

Still from Oskar Schlemmer's Triadisches Ballett, 1970
Still from Oskar Schlemmer's Triadisches Ballett, 1970

Time

21:00pm to 23:30pm

Date

Sat 10 Feb '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Performance Space

Price

€15 including free pint of Treaty City

Pádraic E. Moore will return to Limerick for the What Next closing party Music for Chameleons.

At the core of the project is an extensive collection of singles and LPs from late 20th century musical genres. The music (dating predominantly from the late 70s and early 80s) is unified by the use of electronic components such as drum machines, sequencers and synthesizers. Moore describes the performances as ‘an inclusive interactive happening concerned fundamentally with the politics of pleasure’. What Next invites Limerick audiences to join us, along with the festival artists, to dance together in our Performance Space in John’s Square after a weekend of discovery.

Bio:
Pádraic E. Moore (b. 1982, Ireland) is a writer, curator, and art historian based in Brussels.

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Bar sponsored by Mother Macs pub and Treaty City Brewery. Free pint of Treaty City with ticket.
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WHAT NEXT - PROGRAMME 3 | SATURDAY 10 FEB | 6PM

Alien Express, Sinter
Alien Express, Sinter

Time

18:00pm to 19:30pm

Date

Sat 10 Feb '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Performance Space

Price

Individual Tickets €12 / €10. Bundle for €28 entry to Prog 1,2 and 3

Click on the WHAT'S ON section at the top of the page for full programme details across Friday 9 and Saturday 10 Feb

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Programme 3 | Saturday 10 February | 6pm

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Sinter

Sintering is the process of forming materials into a porous, textured mass. The resulting structures consist of small cavities, probing the in-between and mining the underneath the surface of the everyday. Cascading and carving through time and space, the performing body, video footage and sound coalesce, forming micro-narratives and structures that blur the boundaries between fictional and non-fictional experiences. Sinter was developed as part of the Limerick Dance Artist-in-Residence programme.

Created by Mary Wycherley in collaboration with choreographer Hélène Cathala
Performance / video: Mary Wycherley
Music: Jürgen Simpson

Mary Wycherley has been Limerick Dance Artist-In-Residence since 2015

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Alien Express
Jump on an astral train and take a journey of transformation. Turning David and Goliath into a Centaur, climbing a mountain or singing a love song, Žigan Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek invite dream-like images on stage. Alien Express is a disarming and gripping duet traveling from duality to unity, solidly anchored in a refreshing friendship.

Choreographers / Performers: Žigan Krajnčan and Gašper Kunšek

‘dream-like…a disarming and gripping duet traveling from duality to unity, solidly anchored in a refreshing friendship’ – Aerowaves

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What Next - PROGRAMME 2 | SATURDAY 10 FEB | 3PM

Begin, Abacus, Ruby
Begin, Abacus, Ruby

Time

15:30pm to 17:30pm

Date

Sat 10 Feb '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Performance Space

Price

Individual Tickets €12 / €10. Bundle for €28 entry to Prog 1,2 and 3

Click on the WHAT'S ON section at the top of the page for full programme details across Friday 9 and Saturday 10 Feb

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Programme 2 | Saturday 10 February | 3pm

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Ruby

Ruby is the narration of dance artist Tanin Torabi’s journey in life. It is an exploration of things that are important to her including her voice of protest and her voice of love. Ruby looks at the artist’s effort to remain in peace with the world around her, because making an effort is important.

Choreographer / Performer: Tanin Torabi

Winner of the Light Moves Outstanding National / International Student Work Award 2017

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Begin

Begin is a piece that explores many elements of dance artist Rachel Sheil’s practice. It is a physical response using Hip-Hop and Contemporary Dance styles, allowing a free bodily expression to the music. The artist utilises and incorporates a passion for commercial and K-Pop music to help her understand her dancing body.

Choreographer/Performer: Rachel Sheil

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ABACUS

Abacus expresses the effects of routine and monotony on us. It asks whether there is harmony in routine, and if there is ever anything original in repetition. Identifying the freedom and beauty in the everyday, Abacus is a contemporary dance performance for 9 women and 18 buckets. The performers take the buckets through a 15-minute sequence of routines that echo the experience of work. The women have become so well versed at their tasks on the 'night shift' that they perform with an eerie precision that locates the beauty in work and gestures.

Choreographer: Laura Murphy
Performers: Helga Deasy, Magdalena Hylak, Justine Cooper, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Sarah Ryan, Lucia Kickham, Marion Cronin, Isabella Oberländer, Mónica Muñoz Marín

‘Abacus enthralled and fascinated audiences…monumental and striking, performed with powerful precision and intent’ - Kris Nelson, Curator, Dublin Fringe Festival 2017

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What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance

What Next Dance Festival
What Next Dance Festival

Time

19:30pm to 23:30pm

Date

Fri 09 Feb '18 to Sat 10 Feb '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Performance Space

Price

€10 - €28

Click on the WHAT'S ON section at the top of the page for full programme details across Friday 9 and Saturday 10 Feb

What Next is a new Limerick based dance festival which encourages dance discovery through performances from new and exciting dance artists. The festival encourages you to sample something different in the form of an innovative, engaging and thrilling line up of events.

World renowned Irish dance artist and choreographer Fearghus Ó Conchúir will be on hand as the festival's Creative Exchange Curator and Facilitator working with the artists in the days leading to performances.

Audiences will experience a programme of fresh and evocative interactions and performances with a new generation of artists on the cusp of establishing their choreographic voices.

CONTACT US

info@dancelimerick.ie
Facebook: facebook.com/DanceLimerick
Twitter: @DanceLimerick
Instagram: @dancelimerick

Don’t forget to tag us on social media #whatnextlimerick

Download the Full Festival Programme below.

New Term of Kids and Adults Dance Classes at Dance Limerick

Tuesday, 12 December, 2017 - 11:58
Dance Classes at Dance Limerick

New year means new term of Dance Classes at Dance Limerick!

**To book your place today go to our 'WHAT'S ON' section at the top of the page and click on the date of the class on our calendar**

ADULT DANCE CLASSES

- Contemporary Dance | From Tuesday 16 Jan | 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.

- Ballet for Beginners | From Thursday 18 Jan | 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.

- Ballet for Improvers | From Thursday 18 Jan | 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.

DANCE CLUBS FOR KIDS FROM SAT 13 JAN

- 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.

**To book your place today go to our 'WHAT'S ON' section at the top of the page and click on the date of the class on our calendar**

Limerick Dance Artist in Residence for 2018: Mary Wycherley

Monday, 11 December, 2017 - 16:46
Mary Wycherley
Mary Wycherley. Photo by Lucy Dawson

Mary Wycherley was announced as Limerick Dance Artist in Residence for 2018 in June of this year. Mary is a dance artist whose work embraces live performance, choreography and film. In 2015 Mary was first appointed Limerick Dance Artist in Residence by the Arts Council of Ireland and has been the successful recipient of the position since then.

The Dance Artist Residency scheme is a partnership between the artist, Dance Limerick and Limerick Arts Office, Limerick City and County Council and is funded by the Arts Council. The residency is based at Dance Limerick’s impressive facilities for dance at John’s Square.

As an artist, director, curator and educator, she has long been an advocate for innovative modes of presentation for dance and movement. Her work embraces live performance, choreography and film and has been presented at festivals and galleries throughout Ireland, Europe and the US. Her screendance feature film “In the Bell’s Shadow” premiered in 2015 and is being shown internationally including the Galway Film Fleadh, The Lighthouse Cinema and the American Dance Festival. Mary has forged ongoing collaborations with internationally renowned artists such as Joan Davis, Mary Nunan, Jürgen Simpson and Yoshiko Chuma. She is a director and curator of Light Moves, Ireland’s first festival of screendance, and a guest lecturer at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL.

As part of her residency Wycherley is also co-curator of Light Moves Festival of Screendance, a festival of dance, film and media arts held in Limerick every November.

For updates on the residency keep an eye on our website and social media (see bottom of this page).

DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS

Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Dance Club for 9-14yrs

time

13:00pm to 14:00pm

date

Sat 13 Jan '18 | Sat 20 Jan '18 | Sat 27 Jan '18 | Sat 03 Feb '18 | Sat 17 Feb '18 | Sat 24 Feb '18 | Sat 03 Mar '18 | Sat 10 Mar '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Studio

Price

€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.

Saturdays from 13 Jan 2018
1pm-2pm
Dance Limerick Studio
Fee: €60.00 for 8 week term

Teacher: Rachel Sheil
Rachel Sheil Rachel has been teaching for over seven years and has recently completed her MA in Dance Performance at UL. She has taught Hip-Hop in Ireland, the UK and San Francisco and has also been successful in several Irish Intervarsity competitions. She hopes to continue her passion here in Limerick and share all the knowledge she has accumulated.

DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS

Dance Club fir 5-8yrs
Dance Club fir 5-8yrs

time

12:00pm to 12:45pm

date

Sat 13 Jan '18 | Sat 20 Jan '18 | Sat 27 Jan '18 | Sat 03 Feb '18 | Sat 17 Feb '18 | Sat 24 Feb '18 | Sat 03 Mar '18 | Sat 10 Mar '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Studio

Price

€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.

Teacher: Rachel Sheil Rachel has been teaching for over seven years and has recently completed her MA in Dance Performance at UL. She has taught Hip-Hop in Ireland, the UK and San Francisco and has also been successful in several Irish Intervarsity competitions. She hopes to continue her passion here in Limerick and share all the knowledge she has accumulated.

Saturdays 13 Jan
12pm-12:45pm
Dance Limerick Studio
Fee: €60.00 for 8 week term

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 11AM

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots

time

11:00am to 11:45am

date

Sat 13 Jan '18 | Sat 20 Jan '18 | Sat 27 Jan '18 | Sat 03 Feb '18 | Sat 17 Feb '18 | Sat 24 Feb '18 | Sat 03 Mar '18 | Sat 10 Mar '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Studio

Price

€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!

Teacher: Fiona Marie Booth
Fiona is a voice and dance artist/teacher based in Limerick. She graduated from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance with an MA in Festive Arts and a BA (Hons) in Voice and Dance, specialising in contemporary dance. Fiona has gained considerable experience internationally, having studied Kinesiology at California State University where she practised jazz, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance, and having taught at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York as part of Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. More recently, Fiona has been teaching and performing both music and dance in Limerick City.

Saturdays from 12 Jan 2018
11am-11:45am | Dance Limerick Studio
Fee: €60 for 8 week term (inc. booking fee)

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 10AM

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots

time

10:00am to 10:45am

date

Sat 13 Jan '18 | Sat 20 Jan '18 | Sat 27 Jan '18 | Sat 03 Feb '18 | Sat 17 Feb '18 | Sat 24 Feb '18 | Sat 03 Mar '18 | Sat 10 Mar '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Studio

Price

€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!

Teacher: Fiona Marie Booth
Fiona is a voice and dance artist/teacher based in Limerick. She graduated from the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance with an MA in Festive Arts and a BA (Hons) in Voice and Dance, specialising in contemporary dance. Fiona has gained considerable experience internationally, having studied Kinesiology at California State University where she practised jazz, ballet, hip-hop and modern dance, and having taught at the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn, New York as part of Dance for Parkinson’s Disease. More recently, Fiona has been teaching and performing both music and dance in Limerick City.

Saturdays from 12 Jan 2018
10am-10:45am | Dance Limerick Studio
Fee: €60 for 8 week term (inc. booking fee)

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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