Evgenia Sizmina describes her residency -
My dance pathway started with studying ballet and modern dance within traditional dance institutions in Russia, followed by contemporary dance techniques, somatic practices, and dance improvisation. Because of my contradictory dance background, I saw plenty of contradictions within my body, and this was my very concrete and physical source of my inspiration.
During the residency, I want to explore the topic of one of the most common cultural archetypes through the prism of my own experience and social stereotypes, raising questions of women's identity, aggression and vulnerability. The metaphorical image of a woman in mini skirts and high heels is the starting point of the work and at the same time it is the inspiration for creating a dance language.
For info on Evgenia's work-in-progress sharing on 25 July click here.
For info on Evgenia's morning classes on 19 & 24 July click here.
Evgenia Sizmina started her professional dance training in St. Petersburg in ballet, jazz and folk dance. Further, she continued education in contemporary dance through participation in festivals, workshops and summer dance schools in Russia and Europe. She graduated from the University of Sport and Physical education in Russia and contemporary dance program Movement and Performance Research in North Karelia College Outokumpu (Finland), where she studied improvisation, contact improvisation, authentic movement, somatics and different contemporary dance techniques. Evgenia has been teaching contemporary dance since 2003 for different levels and age groups. She creates her own choreography since 2004, including group pieces and solo works. In 2017 she received a Stepping Stone scholarship to attend a Masters program in contemporary dance in the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance (University of Limerick, Ireland). She currently works as a teacher and choreographer in different dance institutions in Russia.
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