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The High Kicks. Photo by Shane Vaughan

Over 50s Dance Project

last: Thu 12 Sep '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. 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!

Work-in-progress sharing WeCreate Productions

last: Thu 05 Sep '19

At the end of their 2 weeks residency at Dance Limerick, WECreate Productions will host a work-in-progress sharing. 

For more info on WECreate's residency click HERE.

Morning Class with Heike Salzer

last: Wed 04 Sep '19

Heike's technique class draws on contemporary dance techniques including Limon-Humphrey, release the beat, and release technique. The balancing of energy and effort as well as speed and musicality combined with the sensation of flow in space are key concepts of the work. As a somatic practitioner which is founded in her education as a German Gymnastik Teacher in the Anna Herrmann Method, her class follows a holistic approach that consider the body as an organic unity, an awareness of breath and flow, and the principle of oppositional forces. Dancers are invited to listen to their inner voices, finding authentic presence in the moment of performance.

For more info on WECreate's residency click HERE.

Morning Class with Michelle Nance

last: Fri 30 Aug '19

Intended to thoroughly warm-up the body/mind, Michelle’s approach to dance training is grounded in physiological and kinesthetic concepts of efficient, easy-flowing movement.  Michelle is heavily influenced by the principles of Erick Hawkins, whose approach to dance training is considered the forerunner of “release technique”. Promoting a strong, integrated torso to support free limbs and joints, the class will proceed from sitting and lying floor-work, to standing exercises and dynamic movement phrases through space.

For more info on WECreate's residency click HERE.

Bio

Michelle Nance currently serves as a Professor and Director of the Dance Program at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She has studied and taught the technique of Erick Hawkins extensively, and served as the Assistant School Director for the Erick Hawkins School of Dance in the mid-1990s.  Her choreography has been commissioned and produced in the U.S. at prestigious dance festivals and venues including: the American College Dance Festival, Austin Dance Festival, Frontera Fest, Brazos Contemporary Dance Festival, Boulder Creek Festival, Dance for the Planet, Barefoot Brigade, Hunter College Legacy Series, the New York International Fringe Festival, the Minnesota Fringe Festival, and Field Day (NYC).  Internationally, she has presented choreography, performed, and taught in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Scotland, Chile, Greece, and France. Ms. Nance has had the honor and privilege of performing in the works of many notable American choreographers and dance companies, including Erick Hawkins, David Dorfman, Joe Goode, Douglas Andresen, Darla Johnson, Katherine Duke, LeAnne Smith, Nada Diachenko, David Capps, Nicole Wesley, Ellen Bartel Dance Collective, Kathy Dunn Hamrick, Shay Ishii Dance Company, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy, and Susana Williams/Danceforms Productions. 

She currently co-creates and performs in screendance works and live choreography with WE Create Productions and The Margarita Clan.  Ms. Nance earned a MFA in Performance and Choreography from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 2001.

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

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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