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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Listings

Wed 29 Nov '17

body / material with Maria F. Scaroni
Body / Material: Workshop with Maria Scaroni
Mon 27 Nov '17 to Wed 29 Nov '17

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.

Thu 30 Nov '17

Adult Ballet Class
Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante - IMPROVERS
Thu 19 Oct '17 to Thu 07 Dec '17

Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante 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”.

Adult Ballet Classes
BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - Beginners
Thu 19 Oct '17 to Thu 07 Dec '17

Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante 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”.

Fri 01 Dec '17

Johns Query
John's Query
Fri 01 Dec '17

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.

Sat 02 Dec '17

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 10AM
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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)

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 11AM
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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 11 Nov - 16 Dec 2017 12pm-12:45pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €50.00 for 5 week term

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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 11 Nov - 16 Dec 2017 1pm-1:45pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €50.00 for 6 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.

Tue 05 Dec '17

Contemporary Dance Class
Contemporary Dance for Adults with Salma Ataya
Tue 17 Oct '17 to Tue 05 Dec '17

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.

Thu 07 Dec '17

Adult Ballet Class
Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante - IMPROVERS
Thu 19 Oct '17 to Thu 07 Dec '17

Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante 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”.

Adult Ballet Classes
BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - Beginners
Thu 19 Oct '17 to Thu 07 Dec '17

Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante 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”.

Sat 09 Dec '17

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 10AM
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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)

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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.

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