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Professional Morning Class with Rob Heaslip

last: Thu 13 Dec '18

Our last Percolate residency artist of 2018 Rob Heaslip with present a morning class as part of his 2 weeks at Dance Limerick. Placing his practice somewhere between Contemporary Dance and Folk Theatre Rob tells stories about people, how they think, move and act amongst each other. Rob began his career with Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, training at both The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and The University of Limerick.

 TRAINING THE PERFORMING BODY - MOVEMENT & VOICE WORKSHOP WITH EVANGELIA KOLYRA

TRAINING THE PERFORMING BODY - MOVEMENT & VOICE WORKSHOP WITH EVANGELIA KOLYRA

last: Wed 12 Dec '18

The main aim of the class is to train the performing body. We focus on perception and use what is available on the body at each moment, while working on the creative potential of the connection between movement, voice and language. The participants work on their movement and use of voice constantly throughout the duration of the session. Improvised actions lead to short repetitive movement combinations which build into longer phrases. The class encourages stamina, creativity and offers elements that each participant can play with and incorporate the notions of perception and performance.

About Evangelia Kolyra

Evangelia Kolyra is a Greek, London-based choreographer and performer, who is interested in performance work which takes place within theatre spaces, site-specific, film and installation contexts. Evangelia’s work aims to offer audiences a kinaesthetically rich experience of the unexpected, humorous and sometimes dark or sinister sides to the psychology of human experience, presented within highly detailed and physically demanding choreography.

Her work has been featured in various platforms and festivals in Europe (England, Scotland, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Germany) and she is working towards developing a cross-disciplinary and highly collaborative practice. Evangelia has an MFA in Choreography from Roehampton University (UK), a BA in Dance from Professional Dance School D.Gregoriadou (GR) and a BA in Greek Philology-Linguistics from National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR)

Training the Performing Body - Movement & Voice Workshop

Training the Performing Body - Movement & Voice Workshop with Evangelia Kolyra

last: Wed 05 Dec '18

The main aim of the class is to train the performing body. We focus on perception and use what is available on the body at each moment, while working on the creative potential of the connection between movement, voice and language. The participants work on their movement and use of voice constantly throughout the duration of the session. Improvised actions lead to short repetitive movement combinations which build into longer phrases. The class encourages stamina, creativity and offers elements that each participant can play with and incorporate the notions of perception and performance.

About Evangelia Kolyra

Evangelia Kolyra is a Greek, London-based choreographer and performer, who is interested in performance work which takes place within theatre spaces, site-specific, film and installation contexts. Evangelia’s work aims to offer audiences a kinaesthetically rich experience of the unexpected, humorous and sometimes dark or sinister sides to the psychology of human experience, presented within highly detailed and physically demanding choreography.

Her work has been featured in various platforms and festivals in Europe (England, Scotland, Greece, Italy, Sweden, Germany) and she is working towards developing a cross-disciplinary and highly collaborative practice. Evangelia has an MFA in Choreography from Roehampton University (UK), a BA in Dance from Professional Dance School D.Gregoriadou (GR) and a BA in Greek Philology-Linguistics from National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (GR).

Dancers Toolkit Workshop

last: Thu 15 Nov '18

Dance Ireland and Step Up Dance Project present a workshop for young emerging dancers on the topic of representing yourself professionally online and to dance companies, programmers and funders.

The subject matter will include:

- Developing an appropriate digital fingerprint (Email, Social Media, Online Presence)
- Making video samples, the dos and don’ts
- Introducing yourself and your dance practice
- Writing about your work for a bursary or funding application
- Drawing up a simple budget in excel            

The day will be led by Aideen Gohery (former dancer) and Niamh O’Donnell, Director, Mermaid Arts Centre, with support from Jeanette Keane (Dance Ireland) and Jenny Traynor (Dance Limerick).

AIDEEN GOHERY - BIOGRAPHY

Aideen Gohery began her professional career with Dublin City Ballet and subsequently appeared in numerous stage productions, film and TV roles and advertising.  Aideen is a founder member of CoisCéim Dance Theatre and has also served on the boards of the Association of Professional Dancers in Ireland and Irish Equity.  

More recently, Aideen has focused on developing a thriving social media consultancy enterprise and engages with a diverse range of clients across the hospitality, restaurant, retail and entertainment sectors.  Aideen brings a unique perspective to the world of social media and professional dance as her many years of experience in both realms combine to deliver unrivalled and unique insights.

NIAMH O’DONNELL - BIOGRAPHY

Niamh O’Donnell is Artistic Director of Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, Co Wicklow. The centre presents a multiple art form programme of Irish and international visual arts, dance, theatre, music and art-house cinema. The centre commissions and co-produces work as well as supporting and platforming local artists and arts groups engaging and serving a population of 115,000 people.

Niamh has worked across disciplines initially in the Gallery of Photography (1990), then on the re-establishment of Black Church Print Studio, an artist resource organisation (1994), followed by a position as Artistic Programme Coordinator in ArtHouse Multi-media Centre (1999) where she co-ordinated the sound and media residencies and the exhibitions programme. Niamh worked as General Manager in Project Arts Centre for 13 years where she was responsible for the financial and general management of the centre, as well as working as Executive Producer on the artist development programme, PROJECT CATALYST where she produced the work of individual artists, across disciplines, working outside the standard model of production, both in the centre as well as touring nationally and internationally.

Regan O'Brien

Morning Classes with Regan O'Brien

last: Wed 03 Oct '18

Percolate artist-in-residence Regan O'Brien's morning class will be focus on the Choreographic Object, Creative and therapeutic Body-Voice sessions. Open to all, no previous experience required.

Biography

O’Brien has been researching the various configurations of this work since 2016. From Social Choreography and the participatory nature of performance to male-microchimerism in the female brain, from hosting creative meetings with groups of mothers to song writing. O’Brien is grateful that Bounding has, so far, received support from Dance Ireland, CERSA, Create Ireland, UCD, Folkswang University Essen and now Dance Limerick.

Linda Hayford

MORNING CLASS WITH LINDA HAYFORD

last: Wed 26 Sep '18

Linda Hayford is a young and yet accomplished dancer whose undeniable mastery of technique serves strong organic gestures, where popping, hiphop and house dance all meet together as an harmonious body expression.

She collaborates with companies and artists such as Par Terre – Anne Nguyen, Paradox-sal, Engrenage – Marie Houdin and Black Sheep – Johanna Faye / Saïdo Lehlouh, as well as developing her own personal projects within her company Inside Out.

The High Kicks. Photo by Shane Vaughan

Over 50s Dance Project

last: Thu 13 Dec '18

Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to try something new? Come join The High Kicks of Limerick, an ensemble of dancers aged 50+ led by choreographer Kristyn Fontanella.

Learn new moves and enjoy a social dance, the emphasis with these classes will be on having fun!

Sessions are €5 each, 2-3:15pm from Thursday 17 January. Email info@dancelimerick.ie or call 061 400 994 for details. 

No upper age limit - No experience necessary. Come on your own or bring a friend!

Kate and Seke

Movement Improvisation Class

last: Wed 22 Aug '18

This class is part of the first week of Kate Hilder's Percolate Residency at Dance Limerick. Kate and Seke Chimutengwende are spending the week developing their solo and duet improvisation performance practice.

Seke, a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in London, is teaching this class which is open to all adults - no previous experience necessary:

Through guided explorations games and scores we will answer the following questions: What are the choices we can make in terms of space, rhythm and texture in instant composition? Can engaging our senses lead us to material when improvising? How do we create content and structure spontaneously? 

Cost of class: €7 or free for studio subscribers (pay on the door).

Summer Youth Dance Camp (ages 13yrs+)

last: Fri 20 Jul '18

Dance Limerick is delighted to announce our Summer Youth Dance Camp for ages 13yrs+.

The week long project runs from Monday 16 – Friday 20 July in our studio in John’s Square. The programme will take you on a journey of discovery, where you will work in a fun, creative and supportive environment with experienced hip hop and contemporary dancer Rachel Sheil.

In Rachel's own words:
‘Come for oodles of dancing ending in a mini-performance at the end of the week! We will be exploring and learning two different styles a day: Jazz-Lyrical and Hip-Hop and will be learning choreography and exercises to your favourite songs. If you want to make new friends, learn something new and express yourself then come dance with us!’

You will learn to use movement as a form of expression and are encouraged to engage fully in the creation and formation of dance. The project will culminate with an informal performance at the end of each week.

About the teacher: Rachel Sheil is a dance artist, teacher and choreographer based in Limerick City and a recent graduate of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance, Irish World Academy. Rachel is experienced in contemporary dance and hip hop and is also influenced by K-Pop (Korean Pop) music and dance.

All Dance Limerick’s teachers and assistants are Garda Vetted.

Youth Dance Camp at Dance Limerick

SUMMER YOUTH DANCE CAMP (AGES 5-12yrs)

last: Fri 20 Jul '18

Dance Limerick is delighted to announce our Summer Youth Dance Camp for ages 5-12yrs. The week long project runs from Monday 16 – Friday 20 July in our studio in John’s Square.

The programme will take you on a journey of discovery, where you will work in a fun, creative and supportive environment with experienced hip hop and contemporary dancer Rachel Sheil.

In Rachel's own words:

‘Come for oodles of dancing ending in a mini-performance at the end of the week! We will be exploring and learning two different styles a day: Jazz-Lyrical and Hip-Hop and will be learning choreography and exercises to your favourite songs. If you want to make new friends, learn something new and express yourself then come dance with us!’

You will learn to use movement as a form of expression and are encouraged to engage fully in the creation and formation of dance. The project will culminate with an informal performance at the end of each week.

About the teacher: Rachel Sheil is a dance artist, teacher and choreographer based in Limerick City and a recent graduate of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance, Irish World Academy. Rachel is experienced in contemporary dance and hip hop and is also influenced by K-Pop (Korean Pop) music and dance.

All Dance Limerick’s teachers and assistants are Garda Vetted.

Dance Club for 9-14yrs

last: Sat 30 Jun '18

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 19 May 2018 1pm-2pm Dance Limerick Studio
Fee: 50.00 for 6 week term

Dance Club for 5-8yrs

last: Sat 30 Jun '18

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.

 

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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