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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Listings

Thu 27 Apr '17

CHORAL MOVES - NEW DANCE PROJECT FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+
Thu 06 Apr '17 to Fri 12 May '17

Choral Moves Dance Project Thursdays and Fridays, 2pm-4.30pm 6 April - 12 May + performance on Sunday 14 May at 3pm Do you enjoy dancing? Like to try something new? Dance Limerick is running a new dance performance project for people aged 50+. Choral Moves draws inspiration from well-known choral music classics and will encourage participants to embrace the beauty, magic and movement in the works of famous composers from Brahms to Beethoven, from Mozart to Mendelssohn. Led by choreographers Philippa Donnellan and Kristyn Fontanella, the project runs on Thursdays and Friday for six weeks, leading to an informal performance and social event on Sunday 14 May. No experience is necessary and no upper age limit applies. Come alone or bring a friend. Further details from (061) 400994. Choral Moves follows Dance Limerick’s hugely successful 2016 project Here’s Looking at You, Kid, led by Philippa Donnellan. Having led many dance projects for older audiences, Donnellan teams up this year with Limerick-based dance artist and choreographer Kristyn Fontanella, who teaches Dance Limerick’s weekly dance class for people over 50. Outlining how the project will operate, she explains “After the taster workshop, we’ll run 12 sessions in April and May, leading to an informal performance and social event on Sunday 14 May. The sessions begin with easy movement warm-ups to stretch the muscles and focus the mind, followed by creating simple and lively dance sequences to music of all styles. It’s a social occasion also, so over a cuppa there’ll be time to chat with others about our favourite music, hopefully inspiring each other to invent new choreography. Ideas could come from Mozart’s exuberant Marriage of Figaro, the gorgeous love songs of Puccini, or even Carl Orff’s raucous Carmina Burana (better known as the theme from the Old Spice ad) – We can’t wait to see what people suggest!” Choral Moves has come about as a result of Dance Limerick’s ongoing wish to engage with older people in Limerick and the Mid-West. Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, explains “As part of our remit, Dance Limerick runs classes for all ages, from tots to adults, and we now have a very successful weekly dance class for people over 50. Choral Moves brings the participation of our older movers to a new level and also gives us the opportunity to introduce new people to the joys of dance. We had great fun with Here’s Looking at You, Kid last year. Many new friendships were made and many new dancers were born! We’re really fortunate to be able to work again with Philippa Donnellan, who has considerable experience and really knows how to encourage people to tap into their creativity, as well as our own Kristyn Fontanella, who has done great work leading our older movers class over the last six months”. Free dance taster session: Thursday 30 March, 2pm at Dance Limerick Studio Project then runs on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 April to 12 May + Performance on Sunday 14 May at 3pm. Further details: info@dancelimerick.ie | (061) 400994

BALLET FOR ADULTS, WITH PATRICIA CROSBIE - SIX WEEK CLASS
Thu 27 Apr '17 to Thu 01 Jun '17

Thursdays for six weeks from 27 April 2017** 6pm-7.15pm Dance Limerick Studio, 1 & 2 John's Square, Limerick Fee: €60 (for six weeks) Level: Improvers **This class is currently full. Please see below. A very popular class at Dance Limerick, this class is suitable for those with some recent experience of ballet. This ballet class works on developing posture, flexibility, musicality, balance and movement co-ordination while building on the basic rudiments of ballet. It consists of a gentle warm up, followed by a classical ballet barre (exercises specifically designed for warming up the body and improving technique, precision and posture). This is followed by exercises in the centre, away from the barre, which focus on balance, posture and co-ordinating music with movement. The class finishes with a warm-down and gentle stretch to improve flexibility and breath control. There are multiple benefits of training in classical ballet: It enhances the body-mind connection and awareness, develops strength and flexibility and makes the dancer more sensitive to rhythm and coordination with the music. Come and join this lovely class! Teacher: 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, 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 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 the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick (UL). Patricia was awarded her MA in Dance from UL in 2011 and has been appointed Associate Artist for 2015/16 by Dance Ireland. **This class is full. If you would like to go on the waiting list for future terms of classes, please email your details (name, contact tel) to info@dancelimerick.ie

BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA
Thu 27 Apr '17 to Thu 01 Jun '17

Thursdays 7.30-8.45pm €60 for six weeks from Thursday 29 April 2017 **class full - see below. 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”. **To go on a waiting list for future terms of classes, please email your name and contact tel to info@dancelimerick.ie

Fri 28 Apr '17

CHORAL MOVES - NEW DANCE PROJECT FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+
Thu 06 Apr '17 to Fri 12 May '17

Choral Moves Dance Project Thursdays and Fridays, 2pm-4.30pm 6 April - 12 May + performance on Sunday 14 May at 3pm Do you enjoy dancing? Like to try something new? Dance Limerick is running a new dance performance project for people aged 50+. Choral Moves draws inspiration from well-known choral music classics and will encourage participants to embrace the beauty, magic and movement in the works of famous composers from Brahms to Beethoven, from Mozart to Mendelssohn. Led by choreographers Philippa Donnellan and Kristyn Fontanella, the project runs on Thursdays and Friday for six weeks, leading to an informal performance and social event on Sunday 14 May. No experience is necessary and no upper age limit applies. Come alone or bring a friend. Further details from (061) 400994. Choral Moves follows Dance Limerick’s hugely successful 2016 project Here’s Looking at You, Kid, led by Philippa Donnellan. Having led many dance projects for older audiences, Donnellan teams up this year with Limerick-based dance artist and choreographer Kristyn Fontanella, who teaches Dance Limerick’s weekly dance class for people over 50. Outlining how the project will operate, she explains “After the taster workshop, we’ll run 12 sessions in April and May, leading to an informal performance and social event on Sunday 14 May. The sessions begin with easy movement warm-ups to stretch the muscles and focus the mind, followed by creating simple and lively dance sequences to music of all styles. It’s a social occasion also, so over a cuppa there’ll be time to chat with others about our favourite music, hopefully inspiring each other to invent new choreography. Ideas could come from Mozart’s exuberant Marriage of Figaro, the gorgeous love songs of Puccini, or even Carl Orff’s raucous Carmina Burana (better known as the theme from the Old Spice ad) – We can’t wait to see what people suggest!” Choral Moves has come about as a result of Dance Limerick’s ongoing wish to engage with older people in Limerick and the Mid-West. Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, explains “As part of our remit, Dance Limerick runs classes for all ages, from tots to adults, and we now have a very successful weekly dance class for people over 50. Choral Moves brings the participation of our older movers to a new level and also gives us the opportunity to introduce new people to the joys of dance. We had great fun with Here’s Looking at You, Kid last year. Many new friendships were made and many new dancers were born! We’re really fortunate to be able to work again with Philippa Donnellan, who has considerable experience and really knows how to encourage people to tap into their creativity, as well as our own Kristyn Fontanella, who has done great work leading our older movers class over the last six months”. Free dance taster session: Thursday 30 March, 2pm at Dance Limerick Studio Project then runs on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 April to 12 May + Performance on Sunday 14 May at 3pm. Further details: info@dancelimerick.ie | (061) 400994

KUNDALINI YOGA WITH TRICIA MCGLACKEN RYAN
Fri 13 Jan '17 to Fri 28 Jul '17

Kundalini Yoga for Beginners, with Tricia McGlacken Ryan Fridays 6pm-7.30pm | Dance Limerick Studio €15.00 per class / €40.00 for four consecutive classes To book: (086) 3483020 / tmcglackenryan@gmail.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!

Sat 29 Apr '17

JOIN OUR NELKEN LINE ON INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
Sat 29 Apr '17

International Dance Day: Join our Nelken Line! Sat 29 April | 11am-1.30pm | Meet at People's Park (red bandstand) To mark International Dance Day, we are inviting everyone to dance the Nelken Line through the streets of Limerick. One of the most famous dance sequences created by iconic German choreographer Pina Bausch, the Nelken Line describes the alternation of the four seasons - spring, summer, autumn, winter - in a few, easy to learn, repeated gestures, performed to Louis Armstrong's West End Blues. Join our Nelken Line! No dance experience required. Comfortable shoes recommended. Interested? Email your name & contact tel to jenny@dancelimerick.ie To see the Nelken Line, click link on right. Dance Limerick's Nelken Line is presented in association with Dublin Dance Festival and is a project of the Pina Bausch Foundation and ARTE. See www.dublindancefestival.ie Photo by Luca Truffarelli

Mon 01 May '17

OPEN LABS WITH LIMERICK DANCE COLLECTIVE
Mon 06 Feb '17 to Mon 05 Jun '17

First Monday of the month (See dates on right) 6pm-9pm Dance Limerick Studio Limerick Dance Collective, a group of professional dance artists based in Limerick, are hosting a series of Open Labs on the first Monday of every month at Dance Limerick Studio. Open Lab is an improvisation space for experienced movers and makers to meet, to play, to experiment and to dance together. Participants are invited to bring their curiosities, tasks and proposals to share with the group. Each meet-up will run from 6pm – 9pm. For updates, see Limerick Dance Collective on Facebook (link on right). Photo by Lucy Dawson.

Tue 02 May '17

CONTEMPORARY DANCE CLASS FOR ADULTS, WITH SIOBHÁN NÍ DHUINNÍN
Tue 25 Apr '17 to Tue 30 May '17

Tues 25 April - Tues 30 May (six weeks) 6pm-7.15pm Dance Limerick Studio €60.00 (six weeks) **This class is full - Please see below. The aim of these new 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. Teacher: Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín Dance Artist Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín trained at Northern School of Contemporary Dance, UK followed by a MA Contemporary Dance Performance at the University of Limerick. Since then, she has worked with John Jasperse, Liz Roche (Step Up Dance Project ’12), Laura Murphy and Mary Wycherley. She is a member of Croí Glan Integrated Dance Company and has performed in Finland, Germany and the UK. Siobhán is Associate Artist with Laura Murphy & Luke Murphy, Cork’s Dancer in Residence at Firkin Crane, leading the community strand of the residency. **This class is full. If you would like to go on a waiting list/mailing list for future classes, please email info@dancelimerick.ie and include your name, contact tel and the class you're interested in.

HIP HOP CLASSES WITH RACHEL SHEIL - TUESDAYS
Tue 18 Apr '17 to Tue 23 May '17

Hip Hop Classes with Rachel Sheil Six-week class Tuesdays from 18 April to 23 May 2017 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

Thu 04 May '17

CHORAL MOVES - NEW DANCE PROJECT FOR PEOPLE AGED 50+
Thu 06 Apr '17 to Fri 12 May '17

Choral Moves Dance Project Thursdays and Fridays, 2pm-4.30pm 6 April - 12 May + performance on Sunday 14 May at 3pm Do you enjoy dancing? Like to try something new? Dance Limerick is running a new dance performance project for people aged 50+. Choral Moves draws inspiration from well-known choral music classics and will encourage participants to embrace the beauty, magic and movement in the works of famous composers from Brahms to Beethoven, from Mozart to Mendelssohn. Led by choreographers Philippa Donnellan and Kristyn Fontanella, the project runs on Thursdays and Friday for six weeks, leading to an informal performance and social event on Sunday 14 May. No experience is necessary and no upper age limit applies. Come alone or bring a friend. Further details from (061) 400994. Choral Moves follows Dance Limerick’s hugely successful 2016 project Here’s Looking at You, Kid, led by Philippa Donnellan. Having led many dance projects for older audiences, Donnellan teams up this year with Limerick-based dance artist and choreographer Kristyn Fontanella, who teaches Dance Limerick’s weekly dance class for people over 50. Outlining how the project will operate, she explains “After the taster workshop, we’ll run 12 sessions in April and May, leading to an informal performance and social event on Sunday 14 May. The sessions begin with easy movement warm-ups to stretch the muscles and focus the mind, followed by creating simple and lively dance sequences to music of all styles. It’s a social occasion also, so over a cuppa there’ll be time to chat with others about our favourite music, hopefully inspiring each other to invent new choreography. Ideas could come from Mozart’s exuberant Marriage of Figaro, the gorgeous love songs of Puccini, or even Carl Orff’s raucous Carmina Burana (better known as the theme from the Old Spice ad) – We can’t wait to see what people suggest!” Choral Moves has come about as a result of Dance Limerick’s ongoing wish to engage with older people in Limerick and the Mid-West. Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, explains “As part of our remit, Dance Limerick runs classes for all ages, from tots to adults, and we now have a very successful weekly dance class for people over 50. Choral Moves brings the participation of our older movers to a new level and also gives us the opportunity to introduce new people to the joys of dance. We had great fun with Here’s Looking at You, Kid last year. Many new friendships were made and many new dancers were born! We’re really fortunate to be able to work again with Philippa Donnellan, who has considerable experience and really knows how to encourage people to tap into their creativity, as well as our own Kristyn Fontanella, who has done great work leading our older movers class over the last six months”. Free dance taster session: Thursday 30 March, 2pm at Dance Limerick Studio Project then runs on Thursdays and Fridays from 6 April to 12 May + Performance on Sunday 14 May at 3pm. Further details: info@dancelimerick.ie | (061) 400994

BALLET FOR ADULTS, WITH PATRICIA CROSBIE - SIX WEEK CLASS
Thu 27 Apr '17 to Thu 01 Jun '17

Thursdays for six weeks from 27 April 2017** 6pm-7.15pm Dance Limerick Studio, 1 & 2 John's Square, Limerick Fee: €60 (for six weeks) Level: Improvers **This class is currently full. Please see below. A very popular class at Dance Limerick, this class is suitable for those with some recent experience of ballet. This ballet class works on developing posture, flexibility, musicality, balance and movement co-ordination while building on the basic rudiments of ballet. It consists of a gentle warm up, followed by a classical ballet barre (exercises specifically designed for warming up the body and improving technique, precision and posture). This is followed by exercises in the centre, away from the barre, which focus on balance, posture and co-ordinating music with movement. The class finishes with a warm-down and gentle stretch to improve flexibility and breath control. There are multiple benefits of training in classical ballet: It enhances the body-mind connection and awareness, develops strength and flexibility and makes the dancer more sensitive to rhythm and coordination with the music. Come and join this lovely class! Teacher: 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, 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 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 the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick (UL). Patricia was awarded her MA in Dance from UL in 2011 and has been appointed Associate Artist for 2015/16 by Dance Ireland. **This class is full. If you would like to go on the waiting list for future terms of classes, please email your details (name, contact tel) to info@dancelimerick.ie

BALLET FOR ADULTS WITH REBECA
Thu 27 Apr '17 to Thu 01 Jun '17

Thursdays 7.30-8.45pm €60 for six weeks from Thursday 29 April 2017 **class full - see below. 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”. **To go on a waiting list for future terms of classes, please email your name and contact tel to info@dancelimerick.ie

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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