Sat 8 Oct: 1pm-7pm & Sun 9 Oct: 11am-5pm Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church) Fee for the two days: Early Bird Rate €100 before 25 July Standard Rate: €140/€120 (unwaged) Seeking fluidity in the softening of Flowing Seeking clarity in the beat of Staccato Seeking freedom in the release of Chaos Seeking delight in the beauty of Lyrical Seeking peace in the aliveness of Stillness To book, email Jenny Fahy at: email@example.com Tel: +353 (0)86 3123429 For further details, see Jenny Fahy website (link on right) or the Facebook page for this event (link on right) Alex Mackay is a dancer and artist, who is known for light and depth in her teaching, using few well-chosen words, and opening a sense of wonder. She is embodied, energetic and creative, and loves to dance with the group. She is strongly connected to the birthplace of her teaching in Manchester and Liverpool, where community continues to spring from the 5 Rhythms classes there, 20 years later. Gabrielle Roth called her Raven Sister. Joseph Caswell is a dazzling musician who has played music for 5 Rhythms for many years on unique percussion rigs and instruments from all around the world. He has played for Gabrielle Roth and Jonathan Horan. Playing music professionally since the age of 13, he has also investigated ancient tunes and sounds and made instruments himself. Alex and Joe create transformative events with the pulse of the city and out in the wilds. They live in the woods of West Wales with their rock’n’roll son and their feisty pixie daughter.
Mondays from 12 September 7.30pm-8.30pm Dance Limerick Studio, John's Square €60 for six weeks / €12 per class (drop-in rate) A new term of beginner Hip-Hop classes with Rachel Sheil, for teens and adults, starts at Dance Limerick in September. Ever wanted to learn Street Dance in a fun and welcoming environment? This class encourages social dancing, learning hip-hop foundations and having fun! Places are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot. Email firstname.lastname@example.org About Rachel Sheil: Rachel has been teaching for over six years and is currently completing 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.
Ballet Workshop for Adults: Beginners & Improvers Level With Patricia Crosbie Thursday 18 August | 3.00pm-6.00pm Dance Limerick Studio Workshop Fee: €30 **This workshop is sold out. See below. All are welcome to an intensive workshop in ballet with Patricia Crosbie at Dance Limerick. This workshop is designed to give an insight into the world of classical ballet. Aimed at adults, beginners and improvers level, the three-hour workshop will begin with a ballet class to focus on warm up, technique, flexibility and posture. Class will be followed by a short talk about the quintessential, classical ballet Giselle, giving insight into the choreography, history and music of this dramatic ballet from the 19th Century. Finally, the participants will learn a short excerpt from Act 2 of this world-renowned ballet. Participants may be interested to know that Giselle will be performed by Cork City Ballet at the Cork Opera House in November. Tutor: Patricia Crosbie Patricia Crosbie was a member of Irish National Ballet for 6 years, dancing leading roles in many of the classics, including Swan Lake, The Nutcracker and Cinderella. Patricia was a principal with London Ballet Theatre and Vienna Festival Ballet and toured worldwide with the renowned rock band, The Kinks, choreographing and performing in their concerts. Patricia is now Ballet Mistress with Cork City Ballet for whom she has choreographed many ballets. She has conducted workshops and Master classes for INYB, Crux Dance Company, Siamsa Tire and for Dance Ireland and has been teaching Adult Beginners Ballet classes at Firkin Crane Dance Centre for almost 3 years. Patricia taught ballet and jazz ballet on the Diploma in Dance course at Cork’s College of Further Education (CSN) for 12 years and is now ballet tutor on the MA and BA dance courses at Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Patricia was awarded her MA in Dance from UL in 2011 and is Associate Artist for 2015/16 with Dance Ireland. **This workshop is sold out. Keep an eye on this website and our Facebook page for other workshops, events and opportunities coming up. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email your details to email@example.com
Interested in giving hip hop a go? Regular Dance Limerick teacher Rachel Sheil and Bianca Paige Smith are joining forces to present a Hip Hop Summer Workshop on Sat 6 August, 2pm-5pm. €30 for the full workshop, or you can attend for one session (€12) or two (€22). For further info and to register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Or find them on Facebook (link on right) Photo: Pat Shanahan
Wed 08 June 2016, 10am-11:30am Canadian choreographer Lin Snelling and Belgian dance dramaturg Guy Cools will lead a professional class at Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church) on Wednesday 8th June from 10am-11:30am. Lin and Guy are in Dance Limerick for a two-week artist residency. Their improvised performance practice Rewriting Distance creates a space for the word 'story' to be condensed, fragmented and re-told through cycles of dancing, speaking, reading, writing and watching. In Limerick they are working with choreographer/dancer Mary Nunan, singer Oscar Mascarenas, poet Jo Slade and dance artist/filmmaker Mary Wycherley. Professional classes are offered at Dance Limerick by visiting artists as part of their residency and are suitable for professional dancers and advanced level students.
Wed 01 June 2016, 10am-11:30am Canadian choreographer Lin Snelling and Belgian dance dramaturg Guy Cools will lead a professional class at Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church) on Wednesday 1st June from 10am-11:30am. Lin and Guy are in Dance Limerick for a two-week artist residency. Their improvised performance practice Rewriting Distance creates a space for the word 'story' to be condensed, fragmented and re-told through cycles of dancing, speaking, reading, writing and watching. In Limerick they are working with choreographer/dancer Mary Nunan, singer Oscar Mascarenas, poet Jo Slade and dance artist/filmmaker Mary Wycherley. Professional classes are offered at Dance Limerick by visiting artists as part of their residency and are suitable for professional dancers and advanced level students.
Mon 23 May, 6.30pm-8pm €7.00 For professional dancers and advanced level students Ruairi Donovan will lead a professional dance class on Monday 23 May at Dance Limerick Studio. This will coincide with Ruairi's residence at Dance Limerick with fellow artist Maryanna Lachman. They will develop choreography and material for Ruairi's new work Soldiers, which will premiere at Cork Midsummer Festival in June, as part of the 1916 Programme.
Mon 16 May | 6.30pm-8pm Mon 23 May | 6.30pm-8pm €7 per class, payable on the door. Ruairí Donovan will lead two professional dance classes during his residency at Dance Limerick. Suitable for professional dancers and advanced level students. Ruairí Donovan will be in residence at Dance Limerick from 16-27 May to develop choreography and material for his new work Soldiers, which will premiere at Cork Midsummer Festival in June as part of the 1916 Centenary Programme. Ruairí will work with American dancer and maker Maryanna Lachman and guests.
Fri 6 May | 10am-11.30am €7.00 Suitable for professional dancers and advanced level students. Rob Heaslip and Laura Murphy will be in residence at Dance Limerick from 2-7 May to research their new work You and Me, and You, which will be part of First Looks at Dublin Dance Festival 2016. Exploring familiar patterns of behaviour in their partnership, this new work moves through a series of misfires and misadventures, eventually discovering that persistence is the only inspiration they need.
Fri 22 April | 10am-11:30am | €7 Performance artist Colin Gee will lead a professional class during his residency with contemporary dance artist Angie Smalis at Dance Limerick. Given Colin's extensive performance experience in many genres, this is a fantastic opportunity for performers of all disciplines to expand their knowledge. Colin will be residence with Angie Smalis for two weeks, prior to presenting two new works - Chaplet of Roses (2014) and They Go Out in Joy (premiere) - at Abrons Arts Centre, New York.
Want to dance? Meet new friends? Limerick Youth Dance meets: Wednesdays*, 6pm-8pm Dance Limerick Studio For 15-25yrs - New members welcome! *New terms starts Wednesday 13 April 2016. Limerick Youth Dance is a great opportunity for young people who have a passion for dance to develop as a dancer, to create new dance pieces and to perform on stage and screen. Joining Limerick Youth Dance means… - making a commitment to be part of a dance ensemble, a group of people dedicated to dance projects - participating in weekly workshops - meeting other young dancers Participants join up for a term/year with Limerick Youth Dance. Term 1: Sept-Dec 2015 Term 2: Jan-April 2016 Term 3: April-June 2016 Fee Per Term: €100.00 Teacher: Angie Smalis trained and worked professionally as a dance artist in her home country of Greece before moving to Vienna, Austria in 2001 to join the Volksoper Wien. Angie relocated to Limerick in 2003 to join Daghdha Dance Company. She is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of contemporary dance artists with intellectual disabilities. Angie is also a proud mother of 5! Photo: Still from Limerick Youth Dance film "Stoixeia/Elements", created by LYD members in Spring-Summer 2015, filmed by Dominik Kosicki. Stoixeia/Elements received a Special Mention in the Outstanding Student Work Award category at the Light Moves 2015 Festival Awards, and reached the final of Fresh Film Festival 2016. Click on video link to view the film (10 mins)
Kundalini Yoga for Beginners, with Tricia McGlacken Ryan Fridays 6pm-7.30pm | Dance Limerick Studio To book: (086) 3483020 / email@example.com Kundalini Yoga, developed by Yogi Bhajan, is a safe and comprehensive system which combines breathing, stretching, movement, meditation and more for the experience of spirit and to heal your life. No experience in yoga is necessary, all welcome. Not just a physical discipline, Kundalini Yoga encompasses the whole person: body, mind and spirit. It is designed to cultivate energy, endurance, stress mastery and the development of personal resources for the active lifestyle of our times. With a broad spectrum of techniques, classes can be tailored to achieve many results. Tricia is a certified instructor in Kundalini Yoga and comes from a therapeutic and medical background. Tricia's classes are challenging yet heart centred, active and yet meditative. Come and experience these classes which lead to the heart of healing!
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