CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR ADULTS

Contemporary Dance for Adult
Contemporary Dance for Adult

time

18:00pm to 19:15pm

date

Tue 16 Jan '18 | Tue 23 Jan '18 | Tue 30 Jan '18 | Tue 06 Feb '18 | Tue 13 Feb '18 | Tue 20 Feb '18 | Tue 27 Feb '18 | Tue 06 Mar '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Studio

Price

€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 ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - IMPROVERS

Ballet for adults at Dance Limerick
Ballet for adults at Dance Limerick

time

18:00pm to 19:15pm

date

Thu 18 Jan '18 | Thu 25 Jan '18 | Thu 01 Feb '18 | Thu 08 Feb '18 | Thu 15 Feb '18 | Thu 22 Feb '18 | Thu 01 Mar '18 | Thu 08 Mar '18

Venue

Dance Limerick Studio

Price

€90 for 8 weeks. Please email info@dancelimerick.ie with your name and contact no. to be added to the waiting list for this class.

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”.

STEP UP REPERTORY PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE SHARING

Step Up 2017 Participants
Step Up 2017 Participants Bianca Paige Smith, Sarah Greene, Celina Jaffe and Oran Leong

Time

18:00pm to 19:00pm

Date

Sat 25 Nov '17

Venue

Dance Limerick

Price

Free event but RSVP essential to info@dancelimerick.ie by Thursday 23 November

Step Up Repertory Performance Sharing | 25 November | Dance Limerick | 8pm | Free event but RSVP essential to info@dancelimerick.ie by Thursday 23 November

Following on from the success of this year’s sell out performance, RAVENOUS, the 2017 Step Up participants Celina Jaffe, Sarah Greene, Bianca Paige Smith and Oran Leong began the repertory part of the project in November. The dancers worked for 2 weeks with world renowned Irish choreographers Marguerite Donlon and Catherine Young on the reconstruction/setting of existing choreography. The culmination of this hard work is a performance by the participants showcasing the skills and methods they have learned on Saturday 25 November here in Dance Limerick.

The 2 works that will be performed are Exploratory Study by Marguerite Donlon which mixes contemporary dance with a nod to traditional styles and Ultima Thule by Catherine Young which is inspired by Carl Jung's seminal work Liber Novus, exploring the road we take through life in search of soul.

Free event but RSVP essential to info@dancelimerick.ie by Thursday 23 November.

Percolate Residency Programme - Open Call for 2018

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 17:16
Percolate Dance Residency Programme
Percolate Dance Residency Programme. Photo by Lucy Dawson

Professional dance artists and ensembles are invited to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in 2018 at Dance Limerick. Residencies are open to national and international dance artists for a period of two weeks.

Aims:
Percolate aims to provide:
- professional dance artists with space and support for research, experimentation, practice development and/or performance of new work
- the local professional dance community with opportunities for professional development.

As part of each residency, we encourage artists to share their work either through a work-in-progress showing or a talk for their peers.

How to Apply:
The selection is competitive.
Please click on the links below for further details and an application form.
Applications should be emailed to jenny@dancelimerick.ie
Deadline: Thursday 30 November 2017

Studio Subscription Scheme

Thursday, 9 November, 2017 - 12:43
Studio Subscription Scheme
Studio Subscription Scheme

Studio Subscriptions Scheme| €60 | Open Call for Local Artists

In 2018, Dance Limerick will initiate a Studio Subscription Scheme for a small number of professional artists interested to develop their work or their practice. The scheme offers 40 hours of studio space which can be used by the hour, day or week and subject to availability. In addition, the subscription will entitle artists to free professional level classes which will run at least once monthly and to concession rate tickets (€10) to Dance Limerick’s performances programmes. Performance tickets will be available online and will include all booking fees. The total value of the package is approximately €1,000.

Applications are welcome from dance and performance artists living locally. Interested artists should send a CV and a short statement about how they may wish to use the studio space in 2018. Please email info@dancelimerick.ie with applications and for more details.

John's Query

Johns Query
Johns Query

Time

20:00pm to 21:00pm

Date

Fri 01 Dec '17

Venue

Dance Limerick Church Space, Johns Square, Limerick

Price

€12 / €10 online or €14 on the door

John’s Query, set in Limerick’s St. John’s Square, is a dance piece for three dancers exploring our changing notion of the public square as both a location and a network, mistranslations, and the pursuit of shared perspective.

Angie Smalis, Mark Carberry and Colin Gee, perform personae based on historical figures, all of whom inhabited St. John’s Square between 1700 and 1950. This anachronistic framing of communal life seeks a new understanding of what public life means in the context of twenty-first century connectivity and interdependence. As the lives of the characters intertwine in a farcical narrative, the question is posed: Will people always betray others for the sake of their own interests? Angie Smalis’ and Colin Gee’s recent research into “performed persona” has explored public and private morality and beauty as an expression of the sublime, through works rooted in historical time periods and locations. Research into character and community is also at the centre of this project.

Ultimately, ‘’John’s Query’’ is about the pursuit of (and sympathy for) the perspective from which the other can be understood, through humour, grace, longing, and melancholy. It also proposes a path for a return to narrative in dance and addresses an opportunity to engage with a new kind of storytelling within dance.

Angie Smalis
Trained and worked professionally as a dance artist in Athens, Greece before moving to Vienna, Austria (2001) to join the Viennese Opera (Volks Oper Wien). Angie relocated to Limerick, Ireland in 2003 to join Daghdha Dance Company. Angie is an independent contemporary dance artist, Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre (www.lyt.ie) and Founder and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities. Her collaborative video installation Chaplet of Roses (2015) won Outstanding Irish Work at Light Moves Festival of screen dance (Limerick). Recent works include The Melody of Thinking (2016), a collaboration with musician Peter Hanagan presented at the World Academy of Music and Dance, Specifically. Being. Human. (2016), a collaboration with actor/director Kevin Kiely Jnr. and composer Paddy Mulcahy, a dance response to E.gress (2016) a film about dementia that launched at IMMA in November, as part of a National tour by visual artist Marie Brett and Unplugged, Intimate or Plain Crazy (2017), in collaboration with dance artist Mark Carberry and composer John Greenwood, as part of Limerick fringe. Angie would like to acknowledge the continuous support of the Arts Council under the Dance Bursary, Dance Project and Travel and Training Awards, Culture Ireland, Limerick City and Co. Arts Office, Dance Limerick, Manuel Smalis and her 5 children. angiesmalis.com.

About the artists

Colin Gee
Trained as an actor at the Jacques Lecoq School in Paris and the Dell’ Arte School of Physical Theater, Colin Gee was a clown for Cirque du Soleil and the founding Whitney Live artist-in-residence at the Whitney Museum. Recipient of a 2012 Rome Prize in Design, and a 2011 EMPAC Dance Movies Commission, other commissions have included works for SFMOMA and the Whitney Museum. He has frequently collaborated with composer Erin Gee (his sister), providing the libretto for her opera, SLEEP (2009, Zürich Opera House), Mouthpiece XIII, Mathilde of Loci, Part I (2009, American Composer's Orchestra, Carnegie Hall), Mouthpiece XX (2014, Vienna Konzerthaus) with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Mouthpiece VI+I (2014, Chicago) with Fonema Consort. In the last three of those works he also performed, and contributed video and direction. Works in New York have been premiered at PS122, The Chocolate Factory, Joyce Theater, Whitney Museum, and many others. He has worked with Angie Smalis since 2007, recently on dance works “Chaplet of Roses,” “They Go Out in Joy,” and “Lenore”.

Jennifer Walshe
“The most original compositional voice to emerge from Ireland in the past 20 years” (The Irish Times) and “Wild girl of Darmstadt” (Frankfurter Rundschau), composer and performer Jennifer Walshe was born in Dublin, Ireland. Her music has been commissioned, broadcast and performed all over the world. She has been the recipient of fellowships and prizes from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, New York; the DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, the Internationales Musikinstitut, Darmstadt and Akademie Schloss Solitude among others. Walshe has written a large number of operas and theatrical works, including XXX_LIVE_NUDE_GIRLS!!! an opera for Barbie dolls, available on DVD from Mere Records and most recently Die Taktik, a commission for the Junge Oper Stuttgart, which completed a month-long run in Stuttgart in 2012. Her visual work has been exhibited most recently in the Chelsea Art Museum, New York; Project Arts Centre, Dublin and the ICA, London. www.milker.org www.aisteach.org

Mark Carberry
Mark Carberry is a Community Dance Artist with a background in Dance Theatre and Dance Improvisation. He has many years of experience teaching and facilitating workshops in the UK and in Ireland. Mark also works as a solo performer and in collaboration with artists whose work questions, challenges and extends the peripheries of dance, choreography and performance. His performance work is informed by his daily movement practice in somatic training and improvisation techniques, taking shape in the form of performances, interactions, installations and happenings.

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.

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.

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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