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LIGHT MOVES: FESTIVAL OF SCREENDANCE 2015 | OPEN CALL
Wed 18 Mar '15

Filmmakers, choreographers and video artists are invited to submit screendance works for consideration for Light Moves: Festival of Screendance 2015. The Festival takes place at Dance Limerick from 19-22 November and follows the highly successful inaugural event last year. The Early Bird submission deadline has now passed. The final deadline is 10 June 2015. Full details from www.lightmoves.ie (link on right) or by clicking on the files below (Open Call and Terms & Conditions).

STEP UP: DANCE PROJECT 2015 - OPEN CALL | DEADLINE FRI 17 APRIL 2015
Wed 18 Mar '15

Applications are invited for Step Up: Dance Project 2015, an intensive five-week programme of training, rehearsals, performance and development with guest choreographer Hélène Cathala, open to dancers who have completed their professional training within the last three years. Step Up: Dance Project is a partnership between Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. Please click the link below for full details. Applications should be emailed to stepupdanceproject@gmail.com by Friday 17 April 2015.

DANCE LIMERICK PRESENTS MARBLE & BREAD, BY MEGAN KENNEDY
Wed 25 Feb '15

Dance Limerick is delighted to present Marble and Bread, a promenade dance theatre piece by choreographer Megan Kennedy, Limerick's first Dance Artist-in-Residence. The Sailor's Home, O'Curry Street, Limerick. Performers: Luke Brown, Deirdre Griffin, Marc Stevenson, Tilly Webber. More details to follow shortly. Photo by Maurice Gunning

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS IS FULL!
Fri 16 Jan '15

We have been overwhelmed with the interest in our Dance Club for Tots! This class is now FULL (as of 16th January). If anyone would like to go on a waiting list for this class, please email info@dancelimerick.ie with: - Your name - The age of your child - Your contact telephone number and email address If places become available, we will contact you on a first come first served basis. Thank you everyone for your interest in our Dance Club!

DANCE CLASSES AT DANCE LIMERICK
Wed 07 Jan '15

There are plenty of opportunities to get moving this year at Dance Limerick! Contemporary Dance for 55yrs+: NEW DAY & TIME: Mondays, 11.30am-12:45pm Contemporary Dance for Adults: Tuesdays, 6pm-7.15pm Limerick Youth Dance (LYD): Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm Ballet for Adults: Thursdays, 6pm-7.15pm Dance Clubs for Tots (2-4yrs): Saturdays, 11am-11:45am - Very popular class, so advance booking essential! Dance Club for 5-8 yrs: Saturdays, 12pm-12:45pm Dance Club for 9-14yrs: Saturdays, 1pm-2pm Integrated Dance Class, for disabled & non-disabled persons (including children over 8yrs): Saturdays* from 17 Jan, 2.30pm-4pm *Please note: The Integrated Dance Class takes place on the following Saturdays only: January: Saturday 17 & 24 February: Saturday 21 & 28 March: Saturday 7, 14 & 21 April: Saturday 18 All are welcome to come and give dance a try!

Luke Murphy presents Your Own Man/Mad Notions
Tue 06 Jan '15

Following his successful residency at Dance Limerick in 2014, we're delighted to welcome back US based dancer and choreographer Luke Murphy to premiere his exciting new work "Your Own Man/Mad Notions", which fuses storytelling, rich imagery and dynamic movement to create a personal essay on the nature of leaving, returning and searching for home. This intimate and personal piece of dance theatre reveals the quiet story of a man from Cork outside of Cork, a dancer from Ireland away from Ireland and the difficulties of maintaining a long distance relationship with one's cultural identity. Mark your diary now!

Maiden Voyage Dance presents Quartet for 15 Chairs - Family Show
Tue 06 Jan '15

Dance Limerick is pleased to welcome back Maiden Voyage Dance with their new dance show for all the family, which brings four dancers and a cast of 15 chairs together in a riotous and playful game of musical movement. Let your imagination run free to their mischievous antics and be swept along with music from Bach and award winning composer Brian Irvine. "an ingeniously executed piece" Belfast Telegraph Choreographed by Enrique Cabrera. Maiden Voyage Dance is Northern Ireland's leading dance commissioning company and is well known for producing distinctive dance performances and programmes that stimulate and enrich audiences and participants. The company is artist-led and works with local, national and international collaborators.

Irish Modern Dance Theatre/John Scott presents The Big Message, Wandering & Actions
Tue 06 Jan '15

Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome back renowned choreographer John Scott to present a vibrant evening of dance this January. "The Big Message" is an exquisite new solo work, performed by the extraordinary French dancer Kevin Coquelard. "Wandering", exploring the notion of the outsider, brings together operatic arias and dance in this exciting new work-in-progress created and performed by John Scott. The evening concludes with the crowd favourite "Actions", a spectacular duet with Ryan O'Neill and Kevin Coquelard. Not to be missed! Click link on right to book tickets.

Integrated Dance Classes with Spoken Dance
Tue 06 Jan '15

Dance Limerick is delighted to announce that Spoken Dance, Limerick's integrated dance company, will hold a series of integrated dance classes from January to April 2015. Open to disabled and non-disabled participants including children (over 8 years), teenagers and adults, these classes will challenge all abilities to create a new and exciting movement vocabulary together. The classes will culminate in a performance with Spoken Dance in April. Classes take place at Dance Limerick Studio (wheelchair accessible). Teacher: Mary Hartney Class Fee: €10 per class/ €60 for 8 classes Day/Time: Saturdays, 2:30pm-4pm Dates: January: Saturday 17 & 24 February: Saturday 21 & 28 March: Saturday 7, 14 & 21 April: Saturday 18 To book or for further details, please contact maryhartney@eircom.net

Body & Movement Workshop with Simon Thompson
Fri 02 Jan '15

Physical theatre artist Simon Thompson will lead an investigation into the moving body, through abstract form, in a fascinating workshop on Saturday 10th January at Dance Limerick. The investigations will be based on the work of Jacques Lecoq - best known for his work in physical theatre, movement and mime – by exploring different states of tension and a variety of impulses and stimuli to generate a quality and beauty of movement. This workshop will be physical and will suit those with a knowledge of performance, an interest in physical theatre and/or those who work with gesture as a narrative form. Places limited to 12 - Booking essential. Workshop fee: Pay what you can. Please email jenny@dancelimerick.ie to book your place. Simon Thompson trained with Jacques Lecoq in Paris and began his professional life as a clown in the late 1980s. Having spent many years touring across Europe and Asia working in circus, theatre and festivals, Simon trained with the Master Clown Philippe Gaulier, whereupon he discovered his love of the Bouffon and the art of parody. In 2007, he established Orchard Theatre Company, which produces exciting physical theatre, along with a range of educational and training work. 2014 saw Simon return to the stage with a solo clown theatre show which toured Ireland, the UK and Denmark. Simon lives in Limerick.

BOOK TICKETS FOR NEITHER EITHER: LIZ ROCHE COMPANY | MAIDEN VOYAGE DANCE
Thu 20 Nov '14

Click on link to the right to book tickets for Neither Either. Inspired by the writings of Seamus Heaney, the Liz Roche Company (Dublin) and Maiden Voyage Dance (Belfast) join forces to perform a new dance work that explores the predicament of living out two conflicting states of mind at once. Choreographed by Liz Roche and set to an original score by Neil Martin, identities, beliefs, emotions and aspirations are put to the test in this poignant blend of dance, poetry and music. Conflicting identities and habits within oneself, adapting to change and drawing distinctions are at the crux of the piece which looks to Heaney’s quote from Place and Displacement. Post Show Talk Join us after the show for a discussion between Liz Roche, theatre artist Mike Finn and Dr Aoife McGrath, Chair of Dance Limerick. Click on link to the right to book tickets for Neither Either.

DATES FOR FINISHING DANCE CLASS TERM & RE-STARTING IN NEW YEAR
Wed 19 Nov '14

Our classes will be finishing up for the season the week beginning 1st December and will recommence in the new year the week beginning 12th January. This means the following are the specific dates for each class: Contemporary Dance for 55yrs+: Finishes Tues 02 Dec; Re-starts Tues 13 Jan 2015 Contemporary Dance for Adults: Finishes Tues 02 Dec; Re-starts Tuesday 13 Jan 2015 Limerick Youth Dance: Finishes Wed 03 Dec; Re-starts Wed 14 Jan 2015 Ballet for Adults: Finishes Thurs 04 Dec; Re-starts Thurs 15 Jan 2015 Dance Clubs for Tots/5-8 yrs/9-14yrs: Finish Sat 06 Dec; Re-start Sat 17 Jan 2015 Thank you everyone for helping to make Dance Limerick such a vibrant centre for dance in Limerick! Have a lovely break and we look forward to welcoming you back in the new year!

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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