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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Listings

Thu 23 Nov '17

Adult Ballet Class
Ballet for Adults with Rebeca Mateos Morante - IMPROVERS
Thu 19 Oct '17 to Thu 07 Dec '17

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”.

Adult Ballet Classes
BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA MATEOS MORANTE - Beginners
Thu 19 Oct '17 to Thu 07 Dec '17

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 25 Nov '17

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 10AM
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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 11 Nov - 16 Dec 2017 10am-10:45am | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €50 for 6 week term (inc. booking fee)

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (2-4YRS) 11AM
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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 11 Nov - 16 Dec 2017 11am-11:45am | Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €50 for 6 week term (inc. booking fee)

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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 11 Nov - 16 Dec 2017 12pm-12:45pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €50.00 for 5 week term

Kids Dance Classes at Dance Limerick
DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS
Sat 11 Nov '17 to Sat 16 Dec '17

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 11 Nov - 16 Dec 2017 1pm-1:45pm Dance Limerick Studio Fee: €50.00 for 6 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.

Step Up 2017 Participants
STEP UP REPERTORY PROGRAMME PERFORMANCE SHARING
Sat 25 Nov '17

Step Up Repertory Performance Sharing | 25 November | Dance Limerick | 8pm | Free event but RSVP essential to info@dancelimerick.ie by Thursday 23 November Following on from the success of this year’s sell out performance, RAVENOUS, the 2017 Step Up participants Celina Jaffe, Sarah Greene, Bianca Paige Smith and Oran Leong began the repertory part of the project in November. The dancers worked for 2 weeks with world renowned Irish choreographers Marguerite Donlon and Catherine Young on the reconstruction/setting of existing choreography. The culmination of this hard work is a performance by the participants showcasing the skills and methods they have learned on Saturday 25 November here in Dance Limerick. The 2 works that will be performed are Exploratory Study by Marguerite Donlon which mixes contemporary dance with a nod to traditional styles and Ultima Thule by Catherine Young which is inspired by Carl Jung's seminal work Liber Novus, exploring the road we take through life in search of soul. Free event but RSVP essential to info@dancelimerick.ie by Thursday 23 November.

Mon 27 Nov '17

body / material with Maria F. Scaroni
Body / Material: Workshop with Maria Scaroni
Mon 27 Nov '17 to Wed 29 Nov '17

Workshop with Maria Scaroni: Body / Material 27 – 29 November | Dance Limerick | 10am-4pm | €60 / €50 concession This laboratory suits anyone who is interested in the body as a site of knowledge, as a forest of symbols or simply as a phenomenon to be felt, visually, kinaesthetically and verbally. A certain stamina is required, but no specific skill, therefore it is open to any moving body. Maria invites the participants to look and treat the body as material, addressing its organic functions and spiritual potential as well as its cultural implications. The nature of the approach is eclectic and sources from ‘chi’ cultivation techniques such as Qi Gong and Pranayama (breathing techniques), spine and limbs patterns explorations (body connectivity, proprioceptive systems), hands-on work (experimental body-alchemy teaching from Sara Shelton Mann) and elements of improvisation to transmute through different states.

Tue 28 Nov '17

body / material with Maria F. Scaroni
Body / Material: Workshop with Maria Scaroni
Mon 27 Nov '17 to Wed 29 Nov '17

Workshop with Maria Scaroni: Body / Material 27 – 29 November | Dance Limerick | 10am-4pm | €60 / €50 concession This laboratory suits anyone who is interested in the body as a site of knowledge, as a forest of symbols or simply as a phenomenon to be felt, visually, kinaesthetically and verbally. A certain stamina is required, but no specific skill, therefore it is open to any moving body. Maria invites the participants to look and treat the body as material, addressing its organic functions and spiritual potential as well as its cultural implications. The nature of the approach is eclectic and sources from ‘chi’ cultivation techniques such as Qi Gong and Pranayama (breathing techniques), spine and limbs patterns explorations (body connectivity, proprioceptive systems), hands-on work (experimental body-alchemy teaching from Sara Shelton Mann) and elements of improvisation to transmute through different states.

Contemporary Dance Class
Contemporary Dance for Adults with Salma Ataya
Tue 17 Oct '17 to Tue 05 Dec '17

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.

Hip Hop Classes
HIP HOP CLASSES WITH RACHEL SHEIL - TUESDAYS
Tue 24 Oct '17 to Tue 28 Nov '17

Hip Hop Classes with Rachel Sheil Six-week class Tuesdays from 24 Oct 7.30pm-8.30pm Class fee €60 for six weeks / €12 drop in rate. Advance booking strongly recommended. To book, email rachel.sheil86@googlemail.com “This term of classes will see participants learning hip-hop as a social dance and will include old school moves alongside foundations and technique. My class aims for you to leave with a deeper understanding of the dance and culture as a whole and an ability to groove along with any song you love, comfortable in your own skin! You will learn choreography and freestyle skills and, in the process, hopefully have a great time with great people to great music!” Rachel Sheil

Wed 29 Nov '17

body / material with Maria F. Scaroni
Body / Material: Workshop with Maria Scaroni
Mon 27 Nov '17 to Wed 29 Nov '17

Workshop with Maria Scaroni: Body / Material 27 – 29 November | Dance Limerick | 10am-4pm | €60 / €50 concession This laboratory suits anyone who is interested in the body as a site of knowledge, as a forest of symbols or simply as a phenomenon to be felt, visually, kinaesthetically and verbally. A certain stamina is required, but no specific skill, therefore it is open to any moving body. Maria invites the participants to look and treat the body as material, addressing its organic functions and spiritual potential as well as its cultural implications. The nature of the approach is eclectic and sources from ‘chi’ cultivation techniques such as Qi Gong and Pranayama (breathing techniques), spine and limbs patterns explorations (body connectivity, proprioceptive systems), hands-on work (experimental body-alchemy teaching from Sara Shelton Mann) and elements of improvisation to transmute through different states.

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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