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WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHARING Evgenia Sizmina

last: 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.

MORNING CLASS WITH EVGENIA SIZMINA

last: 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

Morning Class with Evgenia Sizmina

last: 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

Seven and a half

INSTANT DISSIDENCE WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHARING

last: Thu 18 Jul '19

A new dance work by Jorge and Rita Marcalo that asks: what does it mean to be a 7 and a half year old boy at the edge of a climate and biodiversity catastrophe?

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

PROFESSIONAL CLASS WITH Instant Dissidence

last: 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.

Professional Morning Classes with Step Up Dance Project

last: Fri 26 Jul '19

Professional dance artists and advanced students are welcome to join the Step Up 19 participants and choreographers for morning class at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance while they are rehearsing in Studio 1. 

Classes led by Eoin Mac Donncha, Step Up 19 rehearsal director and ballet master.

Guest choregrapher Francesco Vecchione will lead a contemporary class on 17 & 19 July.

Professional Class with Instant Dissidence

last: Fri 12 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.

Morning Class with Deirdre Griffin

last: Wed 10 Jul '19

As part of her week long residency at Dance Limerick, Deirdre Griffin will host a morning class on Wednesday 10 July. 

More on Deirdre's residency here

WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHARING ISABELLA OBERLÄNDER

last: Thu 27 Jun '19

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

For more info on Isabella's residency click here.

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. 

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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