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MORNING CLASS WITH ELEVEN FARRER HOUSE

last: Wed 19 Jun '19

Through guided movement explorations, dancers are invited to connect with the body through investigating sensation and perception, feeding the creative mind and toolbox. 

This morning class will reflect Eleven Farrer House's studio practices, touching on relationships between personal and collective experiences and cultivating delight. 

For info on Even Farrer House's work-in-progress sharing on 20 June click here. 

DL ASSOCIATE ARTIST OPEN CALL

last: Fri 14 Jun '19

Dance Limerick surprises, challenges, inspires and engages people through dance. Through its programmes of residencies, performance, training and research, Dance Limerick promotes, supports and celebrates innovation and excellence in the choreographic arts.  Dance Limerick nurtures the art form of dance by providing professional artists, across a range of practices, with a platform for artistic dialogue, professional development, research, creation and presentation, alongside practical supports for dance and its production. 

In keeping with Dance Limerick’s objectives, we invite applications for the new Associate Artist programme beginning in August 2019.  The aim is to support the creative practice and organisational  development of an emerging maker/practitioner who is keen to progress to the next stage, and to work with us to develop their practice further.  Alongside a programme of development tailored to the individual artist, Dance Limerick is offering a small commission of  €5,000 toward the creation of a new short work, to be presented as part of Dance Limerick’s programme of professional performances, which includes the What Next Festival.

Who We Are Looking For

We are seeking applications from early career choreographers based in Ireland who are interested in advancing their practice to the next stage. While the scheme is not stylistically specific, we hope to recruit artists pursuing clear objectives working across dance and movement, and who have presented at least one publicly performed work at a professional venue.

The Associate Artist will be appointed in June and the Associateship will begin in August 2019 for a period of 18 months.

Benefits for Associate Artists

The Associate Artist Programme will be individually tailored to the needs of the Artist and in discussion with the Artist once selected. The following list is not exhaustive and some benefits may be less relevant for some applicants.

- A commission fund of €5,000 for the creation and production of a short new solo or duet work to be presented at Dance Limerick
- A budget of €2,000 toward a programme of training and research
- Accommodation for up to 4 weeks in artist friendly house or artist apartment above Dance Limerick
- Up to four weeks studio space for creation and rehearsal
- Up to 5 days working with an artistic mentor or dramaturge on the new work
- Technical support from Dance Limerick’s Technical Manager
- Opportunities to share research and receive feedback
- Coaching and support with writing about your work, for application, presentation and proposal purposes
- Support in seeking opportunities outside of Dance Limerick
- Visibility and profile within Dance Limerick’s communications including website and social media
- Free tickets for selected performances and events at Dance Limerick.

What do we Expect

- Active engagement with Dance Limerick’s events, programmes and networking opportunities
- Dance Limerick identified as the commissioner of the new work in all future materials
- Dance Limerick logo included in all of the Artists’ publicity materials during the course of the Associateship
- Involvement in evaluation and reflection of the Associate Artist scheme

How to Apply

Complete the short application form which is available to download (at the bottom of this page) to include:

- Artistic Statement
- Outline of work proposed work programme
- Benefits you anticipate from being an Associate Artist with Dance Limerick
- A link to up to three examples of your work
- Any additional information you would like to share

Closing Date

Please include all information in one PDF document and email to jenny@dancelimerick.ie by Friday 14 June 2019.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by a selection panel to include the Director of Dance Limerick and two Professional Artists. 

Priority will be given to artists who:

- Have presented at least one publicly performed work to an audience at a professional venue;
- Demonstrate the potential for a thoughtful and rigorous programme of work with clear objectives;
- Have the capacity to take initiative and create opportunities for themselves;
- We think will benefit significantly from the Associate Artist Programme at Dance Limerick.

Morning class with Eleven Farrer House

last: Fri 14 Jun '19

Join Eleven Farrer House as they host a morning class for professional dancers and advanced students as part of their 2-week Percolate residency. 

For info on Even Farrer House's work-in-progress sharing on 20 June click here. 

Masterclass with Lucy Suggate

last: Sat 08 Jun '19

Is It Too Hard to be (a) Human?

Lucy Suggate, one of the UK’s leading dance artists and choreographers, will lead a 3hr workshop for professional dance artists and experienced performers at Dance Limerick. 

The workshop will focus on ideas, strategies and questions that encourage you to become your most articulate, flamboyant, available, moving and thinking self.

Lucy says about her motivation behind the workshop: 

In the 80’s Donna Harraway wrote she would rather be a Cyborg than a Goddess and I wonder if I could be both?

When in the middle of doing it (dancing) I feel like I’m oscillating between advancement and disaster, I believe if I propel myself towards the sky, I will reach it. I will find the capacity within myself to overcome my physical, my human limitations, of course I don’t, I collapse in a pile on the floor. I realised during these deep states of dancing I can explore the boundaries of my own being and access a wild spirit that is capable of extraordinary things - This leads me to consider that moving, dancing and thinking can give us all the ability to deal with the increasing complexity of the world around us.

Work in progress sharing - Justine Doswell

last: Thu 23 May '19

Following a week-long Percolate residency at Dance Limerick Justine Doswell will present an informal sharing of the results of her research period.

For more info on Justine's residency click here.

For info on Justine's Professional Morning Class on Wednesday 22 May click here.

Morning Class with Justine Doswell

last: Wed 22 May '19

Justine’s class begins with a comprehensive warm-up, drawing from a number of dance techniques and movement practices, designed to improve body awareness, coordination and efficiency of movement. Justine focuses on healthy and natural body alignment with an emphasis on allowing the body to move expressively, concentrating on connection, weight, rhythm and momentum with the ability to move with ease and articulation. The class gradually builds using centre and traveling combinations and finishes with a choreographic movement phrase.

For more info on Justine's residency click here.

For info on Justine's Work-in-progress Sharing on Thursday 23 May click here

Bio

Justine has been based in Dublin and actively working in dance since 1997. Companies and choreographers she has worked with include Liz Roche Company (previously Rex Levitates) / Jodi Melnick; John Scott's Irish Modern Dance Theatre / Fabrice Dugied / Sean Curran / Sara Rudner; CoisCéim Dance Theatre; Channel 4's Ballet Boyz / Charles Linehan; Dance Theatre of Ireland / Les Carnet Bagouet; Charleroi Danses / Merce Cunningham / Lucinda Childs / Paul Taylor Dance Company / Karole Armitage; The Abbey Theatre; Opera Ireland amongst others. 

Her work The Thing Is?... was curated for Theatre Club's Theatre Machine Turns You On Volume 5 at Project Arts Centre, December 2018 and most recently she participated in Liz Roche Company, The Lir Academy and Dance Ireland's collaborative project Lighting Design for Dance, presenting work in progress, The Elusive Apple of My ”I”, in collaboration with lighting designer Matt Bourke.

www.justinedoswell.com

BALLET FOR ADULT BEGINNERS

last: Wed 15 May '19

Class led by Celina Jaffe, term lasts for 5 weeks.

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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- No refunds or returns

BALLET FOR ADULT IMPROVERS

last: Wed 15 May '19

Class led by Celina Jaffe, term lasts for 5 weeks.

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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- No refunds or returns
- Drop in rates not available for Contemporary Dance and Ballet

CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR ADULTS

last: Tue 14 May '19

Class led by dance artist Celina Jaffe, term lasts for 5 weeks.

The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Each session holds a dynamic structure: Classes include an introduction to floor-work, partner-work, and improvisation. With space to develop mind/body coordination as well as inner listening, students will be comfortable as first-time dancers or those coming back to movement after a break.

Each session builds on and finishes with a movement sequence which is mastered by the end of the 5 week period. Celina facilitates a relaxing yet exciting environment where the body's natural intuition and playfulness will be explored and appreciated. 

More on Celina Jaffe at www.celinajaffe.com

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- No refunds or returns

Morning Class with Mary Nunan

last: Thu 18 Apr '19

This class introduces techniques (Mary calls them principles) to support you to come at your movement from a number of different angles. It provides for structured explorations into movement impulses (attuning to breath, relationship with gravity) and ‘directional spatial awareness’ (using Space as a support for movement, sensing Space as a surface – a dancing partner): z(ero)ing. The content will include some specific movement material and also some improvisational tasks. Mary’s approach to teaching has slowly evolved over many years and is strongly informed by principles and practices drawn from:  Erick Hawkins contemporary dance technique, Post-Modern release-based dance techniques, Somatics and Authentic Movement and the practice of Meditation. If you have specific questions about aspects of your own technique please bring them along and they can be included in the class.

MOVEMENT OPEN PLAY DAY

last: Sun 31 Mar '19

Dancers and movers of Ireland are invited once a month to Dance Limerick. We will open-workshop our movement ideas and come together to create a deeper sense of community among Limerick dance artists.

Open to: choreographers or dance teachers with new/ongoing movement questions AND/OR movers ready to explore and bring a choreographer's ideas to life.

Adult event (over 18s), all are welcome, please message with any questions.

Hosted and facilitated by Celina Jaffe. 

www.celinajaffe.com

PROFESSIONAL MORNING CLASS WITH LUCIA KICKHAM

last: Wed 27 Mar '19

Lucia Kickham will host a morning class as part of her 2 week residency at Dance Limerick.

Biography

Lucia is a Dublin-based dance artist performing and collaborating internationally since 2011. Trained in The Netherlands, she has worked with companies and artists which include TRASH, Company Philip Connaughton, Maria Nilsson Waller, Junk Ensemble, Liz Roche Company, Ciotóg and Oonagh Kearney.

Lucia frequently performs at festivals in Dublin, Cork and Belfast and has toured throughout the UK, Sweden and The Netherlands. She has trained intensively with David Zambrano in Flying Low & Passing Through techniques, developing her interest in group dynamics within composition and teaching environments. In recent years Lucia has received awards from the Arts Council of Ireland, Firkin Crane Cork and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Lucia was Hatch Artist 2018 at Dance Ireland and is Associate Artist with Liz Roche Company 2018/19.

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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