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PROFESSIONAL CLASS WITH Instant Dissidence
Wed 17 Jul '19

As part of a 2 week residency in Dance Limerick this summer, Instant Dissidence will host 2 classes for professional dancers and advanced students. 

About the class

A challenging class encouraging dancers to work against common learned dance movement patterns. The class reflects the training background and the personal movement style of the artist, placing an emphasis on co-ordination, risk-taking, and non-linear movement.

For more info on Instant Dissidence's residency click here

For info on Instant Dissidence's sharing of work in progress on 18 July click here.

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Seven and a half
INSTANT DISSIDENCE WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHARING
Thu 18 Jul '19

Instant Dissidence's 2 week residency in Dance Limerick culminates in an informal performance on Thursday 18 July. This will be an sharing of the results of the research period for her project Seven and a Half. 

For more on Instant Dissidence's residency click here. 

For info on Instant Dissidence's professional classes on 12 & 17 July click here. 

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Morning Class with Evgenia Sizmina
Fri 19 Jul '19

The content of the class is flexible and depending on the group’s level the suitable tasks are devised. The technical class is based on Release Technique and includes floor sequences, improvisation tasks and dance phrases. Participants have space to work with dynamics, energy and flow of the movement. The focus of the class is on the development of the ability to release energy and move in the most efficient and economical way by redistributing the body weight and using the momentum instead of using muscular effort. The aim of the class is to prepare the dancer's body for wide range of movement possibilities.

For info on Evgenia's residency click here.

For info on Evgenia's work-in-progress sharing click here

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MORNING CLASS WITH EVGENIA SIZMINA
Wed 24 Jul '19

The content of the class is flexible and depending on the group’s level the suitable tasks are devised. The technical class is based on Release Technique and includes floor sequences, improvisation tasks and dance phrases. Participants have space to work with dynamics, energy and flow of the movement. The focus of the class is on the development of the ability to release energy and move in the most efficient and economical way by redistributing the body weight and using the momentum instead of using muscular effort. The aim of the class is to prepare the dancer's body for wide range of movement possibilities.

For info on Evgenia's residency click here.

For info on Evgenia's work-in-progress sharing click here

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WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHARING Evgenia Sizmina
Thu 25 Jul '19

Following a Percolate residency at Dance Limerick, Evgenia Sizmina will present an informal sharing of her research.

For more info on Evgenia's residency click here.

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Contemporary Dance/Mind-Body Awareness Classes
Book : Tue 03 Sep '19

This class introduces a number of different approaches to developing mind/body awareness in movement. It emphasises the importance of working with both your mind and body in order to develop your capacity to move with ease and confidence. It involves a series of exercises and task-based activities that are both strength building and relaxing. They harness the energy that is generated through the integration of mind and body in movement. These exercises  are based on techniques drawn from contemporary dance and somatic practices and meditation.

About Mary Nunan

Mary Nunan’s professional career began when she joined Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre (1981-86).  This was Ireland’s first professional contemporary dance company.  She was founder Artistic Director of Daghdha Dance Company (1988-1999).

Throughout her career she has created a substantial body of critically acclaimed solo and ensemble choreographies that have been performed at national and international venues and festivals including: London (South Bank), Berlin (Podweil Theatre), Munich (Dance ’95), Paris (Pompidou Centre) and Guanajuato (Festival Cervantino), Mexico. The screen adaptation of her dance-theatre work ‘Territorial Claims’ was selected for screening at the Lincoln Centre’s Dance-for-Camera Festival in New York City.

She was a collaborative artist/ performer in a number of works choreographed by Yoshiko Chuma (2000-2003) when Yoshiko  was Artistic Director of Daghdha. She was member of the Maya Lila Collective, under the direction of Joan Davis (2002-15) and performed in ‘The Bell’s Shadow’ (2015) a feature length film directed by Mary Wycherley and Joan Davis.

Recent ensemble improvised performances include ‘Rewriting Distance’, (2016) with Lin Snelling and Guy Cools Cools and ‘Tilting’ (2018), with Isabella Oberlander and Mary Wycherley: the latter premiered at LCGA and toured to RHA Dublin.

Mary has developed a number of projects in collaboration with theatre practitioner and community activist Monica Spencer. These include ‘Starting with T’ (2014) and ‘Open O’ (2015)

Throughout her career she has choreographed  and performed a number of solo choreographies most recently  ‘The Movement’ was commissioned as part of her activities as Bealtaine national dance-artist in residence in 2107.

www.marynunan.com

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- No drop in rates available

Beginner
BALLET FOR ADULT IMPROVERS
Book : Wed 04 Sep '19

Suitable for those with recent ballet experience / took ballet for an extended period when they were younger. 

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. You 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.

We also offer a ballet class for beginners. Click here for details. 

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- Drop in rates not available

Beginner
BALLET FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Book : Wed 04 Sep '19

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. You 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.

We also offer a ballet class for improvers or those with recent ballet experience. Click here for details. 

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Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 07 Sep '19

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs) 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!

Due to space limitations only 1 parent or guardian can stay with the participant for the duration of the class in the studio, we also have a foyer area where you are welcome to wait until the class is over.

Class Dates: 7th & 14th, 21st & 28th September, 5th, 12th & 19th October & 2nd November. No class on 26th October due to the bank holiday. 

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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