The Autonomy Project at Limerick Fringe




19:00pm to 20:00pm


Mon 02 Apr '18 to Sat 07 Apr '18


Dance Limerick, Johns Square / The Sailors Home, O Curry Street

Focusing on a global resurgence in art and youth activism, The Autonomy Project will combine commissioning the work of internationally recognised artists, Limerick based youth groups and academics to explore the theme of autonomy across a wide spectrum of voices or perspectives. At its centre, however, this project proposes to ask: “what do you want to change and how?”

2nd to the 7th of April in the Sailors home, six artists across six genres will create a weeklong performance installation in the heart of Limerick City. The concept of autonomy within structure will be embedded into the creation and production of the work as the individual pieces form a singular installation experience.

Dance Artist Lisa McLoughlin (Anima), Visual Artist Seamus Nolan (F**k IMMA), Performance Artist Fergus Byrne (Future Histories), Performing Artist Deirdre Murphy (Capitalism the Musical), Vocalist Siobhan Kavanagh (Doom Opera) & Sound Artist Adam Gibney (Euclid, I miss you)

Sailors Home Performances:

April 2nd performances 7pm & 8pm
NO SHOW 3rd of April
April 4th performances 7pm & 8pm
April 5th performances 7pm & 8pm
April 6th performances 5pm & 6pm
April 7th performances 5pm & 6pm

Following on from the installation, there are performances in Dance Limerick, created by Limericks youth groups that will be performed alongside the work of the professional artists. Original works by Music Generation Limerick City, GOSHH, Limerick Youth Theatre and Dance Limerick.

Dance Limerick Performance:

April 6th performance 8 pm
April 7th performances 3pm & 8pm

Tickets: €10 for each performance or €17 for both Sailors Home and Dance Limerick


Movement Improvisation Class
Over 50s Dance Project
Double Act: A Studio Performance
Learn to Dance this September

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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