10:00am to 11:30am


Wed 12 Mar '14


The Daghdha Space


€7 at door

We are delighted to welcome Nick Bryson and his company as resident artists from 10-12 March. Together with Robin Dingemans, he is putting the finishing touches to a new dance work AT THE POINT AT WHICH IT LAST MADE SENSE. Through a series of extraordinarily arresting images and startling poses of a young couple lip-syncing to perfect advertising voices, the work attempts to fast-track the audience to the logical conclusion of the advertising industry, before rushing them into the middle of a commercial staged maelstrom…. This is a visually arresting exploration of beauty, from the profound to the superficial and everything in between, an extraordinary combination of dance, sound and video. The performance grapples with our image-driven culture, stimulating debates just by being beautiful. Performed by Paralympian James O'Shea (UK) and Rosa Vreeling (NL)…. THE MECHANISM OF EVOLUTION

As part of this Residency Nick and his company open up their Morning Class to professional and advanced level dancers. The class will explore the approach to movement used within the work they are making. They take a somatic approach to generating movement and the class will include floor work and a learned standing sequence.

Nick, originally from Belfast, trained as a dancer at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds and as a choreographer at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. He worked as a choreographer in residence at the Firkin Crane in Cork, taking his creations to Dublin, Amsterdam, New York and Basel amongst other places. As a dancer he has worked for Rebus, This Torsion, Myriad and Daghdha Dance Companies. He also holds an MA in Performance from the University of Limerick.


No booking required


What Next - Closing Party | Music for Chameleons with Padraic E. Moore | Sat 10
What Next - Programme 2 | Saturday 10 Feb
What Next - Programme 1 | Friday 9 Feb

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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