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Rosalind Crisp. photo by Edita Sentić for Culture of Change, Zagreb

Workshop with Rosalind Crisp

last: Fri 15 Feb '19

As part of a 2 week residency Rosalind Crisp will host a 3 hour workshop for dance artists and performers. Rosalind will share her practice of choreographic improvisation - a dynamic set of principles and practical tools that guide a dancer's attention to the continual process of composing in real time with and from the materiality of the body. The body is prepared by undoing held tension and unquestioned patterns and pathways. Breath, weight, and sensation are prioritised.

Practical tools and compositional parameters guide the exploration of movement sourced from touch, texture, imagination and every part of the dancer's body - parts that are anatomically segmented or fictitiously separated. Processes of flow, delay and rupture detach the dancer from presenting "moves" and guide attention to the continual emergence and shaping of dance material in a shared and porous relationship with an audience.

For more on Rosalind Crisp's residency, her biography and information on a her work-in-progress sharing on Wednesday 20 February click here

www.omeodance.com

WORKSHOP WITH EMMA MARTIN

last: Sat 09 Feb '19

This workshop will be improvisation led, working with physical and energetic states to generate new realms for the body's imagination. Participants will work with repetition, melting from one body state to the next in an attempt to find new dances inside ourselves. 

About Emma Martin

Emma Martin is choreographer and director based in Co. Carlow. Her dance company United Fall was established in 2015, (previously Emma Martin Dance).  Productions include Orfeo ed Euridice (with Irish National Opera, 2018) Girl Song (2017), Dancehall (2015), Tundra ( 2014), Dogs (2012), and Listowel Syndrome (2010). From 2012-2017 she was Dance Artist in Residence at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art in Carlow and since 2011 an associate artist of Dance Ireland. Most recent theatre collaborations include Danse, Morob with Olwen Fouere and Arlington with Enda Walsh. 

WORKSHOP WITH LUKE MURPHY

last: Fri 08 Feb '19

Moving with Purpose. In this workshop we will first build tools to access the widest sphere of our physical reach in space. Harnessing the potential forces of gravity, coil, momentum and drifting we will find physical efficiency and build complex sequences to trick our balance and disorientate our expectations. After establishing our broadest physical availability we will challenge ourselves to apply our skills both new and old in unfamiliar directions.

About Luke Murphy

Award Winning Choreographer and Artistic Director of Attic Projects, creating and performing original works across Ireland, UK and USA since 2012. Founder and Programming Director of The Catch8 Workshop Series. BFA 2009 Point Park University, MA 2017 University of Chichester.

Past productions: Ultima Vez (2014-2018) Punchdrunk (2009-2017, Original Cast member of Sleep No More NYC and Shanghai) Kate Weare Company (2011-2014), Pavel Zustiak Palissimo Company (2011-2013), Martha Clarke (2010-2011). Projects with, John Kelly, John Scott, Luca Silvestrini- Protein Dance, Sean Curran, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company.

www.lukemurphy.org

Empowering Art: PANEL DISCUSSION ON SOCIALLY ENGAGED ARTS

last: Thu 07 Feb '19

Socially engaged practice describes art that is collaborative, often participatory and involves people as the medium or material of the work.  Related terms include New Genre Public Art, Community Art and Activist Art. Whatever term we want to use, many independent artists now use socially engaged practice as a dynamic and contemporary form of practice within their own art making, while simultaneously, there is a growing interest from local citizens and communities, to affect social change through art and/or to have an input into art that resides within their public realm.

We invite you to join with us and our artist panel, George Higgs (music), Marilyn Lennon (visual arts) and Ríonach Ní Néill (dance) to hear about their experiences and inspirations for making art that is socially engaged. The discussion will be chaired by Annette Moloney, Independent Curator and Public Art Advisor to the Arts Council.

Please join us for our opening reception of What Next immediately before the discussion, 5-6pm, also at Limerick City Gallery of Art. Click here for details. 

IMAGE BY TAMSIN DRURY

RISKS, RIGHTS & REPUTATIONS LAB WITH INSTANT DISSIDENCE

last: Thu 07 Feb '19

This event is now sold out, please email info@dancelimerick.ie to be added to a waiting list.

Rita Marcalo and Kristina Lomas (Instant Dissidence) invite you to explore Risks, Rights & Reputations.

What is the role and responsibility of the arts and the artists in ensuring that we continue to be brave in our work, manage ethical choices, and challenge the growth of a risk-averse culture?

For the arts sector to thrive and grow, we need to take risks. But what does it mean to take an artistic risk?

In this session we will explore what artistic risk looks like and why it is important. We will also consider the steps that need to be taken in order for artists, commissioners and audiences to create and experience art that is challenging, provocative and sometimes uncomfortable.

Over the course of the day you will hear from guest speakers Rita Marcalo (Artistic Director of Instant Dissidence) and Kristina Lomas (Project Manager for Instant Dissidence), and through guided activities and discussion, explore and develop your own ideas for new projects and approaches.

This workshop is aimed at artists, commissioners and potential arts participants and audience members. 

This workshop follows on from Rita and Kris taking part in the Arts Council England funded What Next? RRR Ambassadors Programme. This programme aims to support the creative industries to continue to take creative and programming risks and to identify the benefits that this brings artists and arts organisations to thrive and survive.

The High Kicks. Photo by Shane Vaughan

Over 50s Dance Project

last: Thu 24 Jan '19

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 24 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!

Vinyasa Yoga with Kieran

Vinyasa Yoga with Kieran

last: Mon 21 Jan '19

All levels welcome, mats provided.

For bookings and info contact 087 795 8381.

Hip hop with Rachel Sheil

Hip-Hop Classes with Rachel Sheil

last: Tue 15 Jan '19

Do you want to dance your way through 2019!?

Maybe give yourself the gift of more calm and less stress this year?

Dance helps one manage stress, allows for more restful sleep, strengthens inter and intra-personal skills and is just generally great fun!

Hip-Hop Beginners classes are back starting the 15 January, Tuesdays, Dance Limerick at 7.30pm!

If you interested, reserving your place is a must and you can do so by e-mailing rachel.sheil86@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL MORNING CLASS WITH ROB HEASLIP

last: Wed 19 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.

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).

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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