Monday, January 1, 2018

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Thu 01 Feb '18

Ballet for adults at Dance Limerick
BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - IMPROVERS
Thu 18 Jan '18 to Thu 08 Mar '18

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 18 Jan '18 to Thu 08 Mar '18

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 03 Feb '18

Dance Club for Tots
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 10AM
Sat 13 Jan '18 to Sat 10 Mar '18

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)

Dance Club for Tots
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 11AM
Sat 13 Jan '18 to Sat 10 Mar '18

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 fir 5-8yrs
DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS
Sat 13 Jan '18 to Sat 10 Mar '18

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 9-14yrs
DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS
Sat 13 Jan '18 to Sat 10 Mar '18

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.

Tue 06 Feb '18

Contemporary Dance for Adult
CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR ADULTS
Tue 16 Jan '18 to Tue 06 Mar '18

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 08 Feb '18

Ballet for adults at Dance Limerick
BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - IMPROVERS
Thu 18 Jan '18 to Thu 08 Mar '18

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 18 Jan '18 to Thu 08 Mar '18

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 09 Feb '18 to Sat 10 Feb '18

What Next Dance Festival
What Next: Dive In, Discover Dance
Fri 09 Feb '18 to Sat 10 Feb '18

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.

Fri 09 Feb '18

Oscillate, with no name, Kudoku, Folds of the Crane
What Next - Programme 1 | Friday 9 Feb | 7:30pm
Fri 09 Feb '18

Click on the WHAT'S ON section at the top of the page for full programme details across Friday 9 and Saturday 10 Feb ------ Programme 1 | Friday 9 February | 7:30pm ------ Kudoku Daniele Ninarello creates an uninterrupted flow of movements in dialogue with a live soundscape played by Dan Kinzelman, mixing improvised music with voice and saxophone. Kudoku, a duet between two highly skilled artists explores the physical and sonic expression of the body, the visible traces it leaves in time and space. Daniele Ninarello’s hypnotic moves will slowly wipe your gaze clean and bring you to a state of peace. Choreographer / performer: Daniele Ninarello Musician: Dan Kinzelman (tenor sax, percussion and electronics) ‘electrifying in its unification of physical and musical space’ - Nadja Bozovic, Aerowaves Springback ---------- with no name Bounce, hold, 3 arms and 4 legs, shift…. ‘with no name’ is a visceral collage, inspired by the ambiguities of the body. Influenced by the detour-strategies of the female surrealists, the necessity to shake it up arises. Artificial textures, swelling briskly inside your darkest everything, resonating, shining through - an assembly of hallucinatory physicalities of otherness. Choreographer / Performer: Isabella Oberländer ---------- Oscillate Oscillate explores the natural rhythms of the body, the acts of breathing, blinking, pumping blood through our veins. It invites the audience to contemplate how we experience time beyond the hard-external clock. Oscillate is a duet performed by dancers Marion Cronin and Lucia Kickham. In it they explore disjointed timelines of events and temporal displacement. Fragmented frames of dance material are set alongside flowing sequences of movement, enlarging and contracting the time-space of the performers. Gestures are magnified, and bodies spun across the floor before they again find their resting pace. Choreographer: Lucia Kickham Performers: Marion Cronin, Lucia Kickham ‘My heart rate noticeably slowed at times, and my breath mirrored the rhythms I was processing’ - Áine, DRAFF ---------- Folds of the Crane "60 degrees north. 100 degrees east. In the psychic black, I know you from before I'm sure, I'm sure, I'm sure, I'm sure ..." Folds of the Crane is a cinematic, movement theatre piece inspired by black holes, flick books and multiplicities of the self. Drawn by light, coloured by sound, through the window of the body - a feeling of moving whilst standing still. Choreographer/performer: Justine Cooper ‘a piece of dance that is as memorable as it is powerful’ - Stephen McDermott, No More Work Horse ------ 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.

Sat 10 Feb '18

Begin, Abacus, Ruby
What Next - PROGRAMME 2 | SATURDAY 10 FEB | 3PM
Sat 10 Feb '18

Click on the WHAT'S ON section at the top of the page for full programme details across Friday 9 and Saturday 10 Feb ------ Programme 2 | Saturday 10 February | 3pm ------ 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 ------ 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 ------ 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 ------ 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.

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What Next - Closing Party | Music for Chameleons with Padraic E. Moore | Sat 10
WHAT NEXT - PROGRAMME 3 | SATURDAY 10 FEB
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
jenny@dancelimerick.ie