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

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick

time

10:00am to 10:45am

date

Sat 11 Nov '17 | Sat 18 Nov '17 | Sat 25 Nov '17 | Sat 02 Dec '17 | Sat 09 Dec '17 | Sat 16 Dec '17

Venue

Dance Limerick

Price

€50 for 6 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 11 Nov - 16 Dec 2017
10am-10:45am | Dance Limerick Studio
Fee: €50 for 6 week term (inc. booking fee)

Dance and Film Workshop for Ages 13+

Dance and Film Workshop
Dance and Film Workshop

Time

10:00am to 13:00pm

Date

Thu 02 Nov '17 | Fri 03 Nov '17

Venue

Dance Limerick Peoples Park

Price

€30

Dance and Film Workshop with Angie Smalis and Dominik Kosicki for Ages 13+

2 & 3 Nov | Dance Limerick and People’s Park | 10am-1pm | €30

Email emer@dancelimerick.ie for bookings.

Join choreographer Angie Smalis and filmmaker Dominik Kosicki for this fun and informative workshop combining dance and film.

At this two-day workshop the young dancers / filmmakers will have fun experimenting with creative movement and film making. The theme for our midterm workshop is inspired by quote “All that is important is this one moment in movement … Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused” by famous dancer and choreographer Martha Graham.

On day 1 the participants will learn about different contemporary dance techniques, what Screendance is and will create movement vocabulary that will be performed and filmed on Day 2. The film maker will guide the participants through camera angles, lighting and other valuable information to add to their film making skills.

Body / Material: Workshop with Maria Scaroni

body / material with Maria F. Scaroni
body / material with Maria F. Scaroni. Photo by Michéal Rowsome.

Time

10:00am to 16:00pm

Date

Mon 27 Nov '17 | Tue 28 Nov '17 | Wed 29 Nov '17

Venue

Dance Limerick

Price

€60 / €50 Concession

Workshop with Maria Scaroni: Body / Material
27 – 29 November | Dance Limerick | 10am-4pm | €60 / €50 concession

This laboratory suits anyone who is interested in the body as a site of knowledge, as a forest of symbols or simply as a phenomenon to be felt, visually, kinaesthetically and verbally. A certain stamina is required, but no specific skill, therefore it is open to any moving body.

Maria invites the participants to look and treat the body as material, addressing its organic functions and spiritual potential as well as its cultural implications. The nature of the approach is eclectic and sources from ‘chi’ cultivation techniques such as Qi Gong and Pranayama (breathing techniques), spine and limbs patterns explorations (body connectivity, proprioceptive systems), hands-on work (experimental body-alchemy teaching from Sara Shelton Mann) and elements of improvisation to transmute through different states.

Dance Classes for age 50+

Dance Classes for ages 50+
Dance Classes for ages 50+

time

14:00pm to 15:15pm

date

Thu 21 Sep '17 | Thu 28 Sep '17 | Thu 05 Oct '17 | Thu 12 Oct '17 | Thu 19 Oct '17 | Thu 26 Oct '17 | Thu 02 Nov '17 | Thu 09 Nov '17

Venue

Dance Limerick

Price

€5 per class

Every Thursday afternoon 2-3:15pm | €5 per class

Do you enjoy dancing? Like to try something new? Dance Limerick has announced details of their current dance project for people aged 50+.

Led by choreographer Kristyn Fontanella, the project is informal, social and lots of fun. No experience is necessary and no upper age limit applies. Come alone or bring a friend. Further details from (061) 400994.

The project 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 with Kristyn Fontanella, who has done great work leading our older movers class over the last six months”.

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

Culture Night at Dance Limerick

Time

17:00pm to 21:00pm

Date

Fri 22 Sep '17

Venue

Dance Limerick Studio and Church Venues

Price

Free, all welcome

Culture Night at Dance Limerick brings together youth and professional artists for an evening of dance, music, poetry and colour in Limerick’s Cultural Quarter! Finding inspiration from the words ‘together’ and ‘belonging’, artists from various disciplines are invited to collaborate and tell their stories through movement, sound and words within the magical setting of the Dance Limerick church.

Throughout the evening, there will be performances from local dancers, musicians and singer/songwriters, staff and students of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Summer Dance Fusion Project and Stanzas Poetry. There will also be highlights from Light Moves and Fresh Film Festival screened throughout the evening. Some performers will be wearing original designs provided by students of the fashion department of Limerick School of Art and Design, and we will be displaying exclusive work from the Limerick Printmakers inspired by movement and energy!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Striptease by Pere Faura

Striptease by Pere Faura
Striptease by Pere Faura

Time

20:00pm to 20:45pm

Date

Thu 21 Sep '17

Venue

Dance Limerick

Price

€14 Full Price / €12 Concession

Tongue firmly in cheek, Spanish choreographer Pere Faura gets intimate with his audience in this mischievous show about the theatrical art of undressing.

What do you think you’ll see at a show called Striptease? Part performance, part lecture, Faura plays with our expectations and perceptions in this witty and provocative exposé of the mechanisms of desire and seduction. Cleverly mixing dance, theatre and video elements he delves into the relationship between the performer and the spectator, with the help of a star turn by Demi Moore.

Faura, Barcelona 1980, graduated from the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam in 2006. Faura's work is based on the appropriation of elements of pop culture, such as striptease, disco and musicals. He remixes these elements into a new multidisciplinary choreography combining all the elements of the theatrical convention. He’s also involved in programming activities and designing new contexts for artistic exhibitions. Pere Faura is an Aerowaves Twenty 16 artist.

Step Up Dance Project presents RAVENOUS by Gary Clarke

Ravenous
Photograph By Maurice Gunning

Time

18:00pm to 19:00pm

Date

Wed 30 Aug '17

Venue

Dance Limerick

Price

Free Event - Booking Essential at stepupdanceproject@gmail.com

Choreographed by award winning choreographer Gary Clarke (UK), RAVENOUS is a dance theatre show which takes inspiration from the illegal rave culture of the 1990’s where derelict warehouses and industrial dark-lands became the home for a gathering community of outsider youths. Drawing influence from the movement of the dance floor and using thunderous music from iconic music masters such as The Prodigy and Mogwai, the 5 dancers of Step Up dive head first into a hedonistic landscape of politics and partying.

Performed by
Sarah Greene, Celina Jaffe, Niamh Kelly, Oran Leong and Bianca Paige Smith.

Step Up Dance Project is an intensive programme for newly graduated dancers and aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice. The project is a partnership between the Arts Council, Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.

DANCE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE - PERCOLATE JUNE + JULY

Tuesday, 23 May, 2017 - 13:35

During the months of June and July Dance Limerick will host 4 of our residencies for 2017. Working between the church and studio venue these dance artists will develop their own projects in a progressive and supportive environment.

Rachel Sheil | 5-18 June
Rachel’s residency is centred around developing material from play. Rachel is deeply compelled by the importance of imagination and the re-claiming of one's freedom and she will be using childhood games, Japanese anime, cartoons and video games as an impetus to make movement. This work is a continuation of her mentorship residency in January with Dr. Mary Nunan in Dance Ireland.

Catherine Young | 12-23 June
Catherine’s residency project looks at the idea of ‘refuge’ and stems from her recent work with refugees from Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Africa. Catherine will explore several themes and stories that have arisen from this initial research period that warrant further exploration. She will develop a full-length work inspired by this community and their quest to find refuge, home, tolerance and integration. She aims to develop a piece that will feature 4-5 dancers combining not only experienced artists but also members of the community which inform the work.

Monica Munoz Marin | 17-28 June
Monica Munoz will use her residency at Dance Limerick for the further development of her solo Sink or Swim. This piece plays with the social norms and expectations imposed on females in an over-sexualised society that accepts women only as the object, not the subject, of desire. She will also start a duet called The Quiet Women with her collaborator Justine Cooper.

Lucy Dawson | 3-14 July
The question of how to communicate internal experiences to others using the medium of film is one of the key drivers in Lucy’s artistic practice. In this residency, she will explore the sensation of breath, using a series of creative tasks drawn from contemporary dance, yoga and martial arts practices. The techniques will be filmed in order to capture and express these experiences.

*Dance Limerick’s Artist Residency Programme was re-named “Percolate” in January 2017 to reflect the sense of an idea that is brewing, developing or simmering and which can be brought to its next stage through a focused residency period. Residencies are open to national and international dance artists for a period of two weeks.

DANCE LIMERICK PRESENTS MARBLE & BREAD, BY MEGAN KENNEDY

Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 19:51

Dance Limerick is delighted to present Marble and Bread, a promenade dance theatre piece by choreographer Megan Kennedy, Limerick's first Dance Artist-in-Residence.
The Sailor's Home, O'Curry Street, Limerick.
Performers: Luke Brown, Deirdre Griffin, Marc Stevenson, Tilly Webber.

More details to follow shortly.

Photo by Maurice Gunning

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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