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 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.

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).

body / material with Maria F. Scaroni. Photo by Michéal Rowsome.

Body / Material: Workshop with Maria Scaroni

last: Wed 29 Nov '17

This laboratory suits anyone who is interested in the body as a site of knowledge, as a forest of symbols or simply as a phenomenon to be felt, visually, kinaesthetically and verbally. A certain stamina is required, but no specific skill, therefore it is open to any moving body.

Maria invites the participants to look and treat the body as material, addressing its organic functions and spiritual potential as well as its cultural implications. The nature of the approach is eclectic and sources from ‘chi’ cultivation techniques such as Qi Gong and Pranayama (breathing techniques), spine and limbs patterns explorations (body connectivity, proprioceptive systems), hands-on work (experimental body-alchemy teaching from Sara Shelton Mann) and elements of improvisation to transmute through different states.

STEP UP DANCE PROJECT REPERTORY PROGRAMME

last: Fri 10 Feb '17

Step Up Dance Project Repertory Programme sees past participants of Step Up Dance Project return to work closely with a renowned choreographer, gaining a concentrated insight into their creative processes, culminating in a performance sharing of their work.

This year, participants have a fantastic opportunity to work with one of Ireland's best known choreographers, David Bolger, on #somethingoldnew, a physical conversation taking its starting point from Bolger's repertoire and his work with CoisCéim Dance Theatre.

This piece asks: Can dance made in the past speak to us now? In a danced dialogue through a lens of the present day, with artists of the future, movement phrases will be reformed, re-shaped and framed by new bodies, minds and spirits. #somethingoldnew connects us with the past to converse with the future.

There will be a performance sharing of #somethingoldnew at Dance Limerick on Saturday 11 February at 5pm.

Admission is FREE but booking essential. Please click on right to book.

LIV O'DONOGHUE IN RESIDENCE

last: Fri 25 Nov '16

Dance Limerick is delighted to welcome Liv O’Donoghue for an artist residency.

“During my residency I will undertake a period of self-directed research to explore how I make my movement decisions and question how I choose to express them in a way that can most benefit the changing creative processes that I engage with in my arts practice. Having worked as a dancer for many different choreographers and companies over the past eight years, I have identified a need to evolve my practice as a performer and interpreter to adapt to changing times, and my changing abilities as a dancer”.

DOWN THE WELL: 5RHYTHMS WEEKEND WITH ALEX MACKAY, LIVE MUSIC FROM JOE CASWELL

last: Sun 09 Oct '16

Seeking fluidity in the softening of Flowing Seeking clarity in the beat of Staccato Seeking freedom in the release of Chaos Seeking delight in the beauty of Lyrical Seeking peace in the aliveness of Stillness.

Alex Mackay is a dancer and artist, who is known for light and depth in her teaching, using few well-chosen words, and opening a sense of wonder. She is embodied, energetic and creative, and loves to dance with the group. She is strongly connected to the birthplace of her teaching in Manchester and Liverpool, where community continues to spring from the 5 Rhythms classes there, 20 years later. Gabrielle Roth called her Raven Sister.

Joseph Caswell is a dazzling musician who has played music for 5 Rhythms for many years on unique percussion rigs and instruments from all around the world. He has played for Gabrielle Roth and Jonathan Horan. Playing music professionally since the age of 13, he has also investigated ancient tunes and sounds and made instruments himself.

Alex and Joe create transformative events with the pulse of the city and out in the wilds. They live in the woods of West Wales with their rock’n’roll son and their feisty pixie daughter.

Sat 8 Oct: 1pm-7pm & Sun 9 Oct: 11am-5pm Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church) Fee for the two days: Early Bird Rate €100 before 25 July Standard Rate: €140/€120 (unwaged)

To book, email Jenny Fahy at: 5rhythms@jennyfahy.com Tel: +353 (0)86 3123429 For further details, see Jenny Fahy website (link on right) or the Facebook page for this event (link on right)

Breandán de Gallaí IN RESIDENCE

last: Fri 07 Oct '16

Breandán de Gallaí will be in residence at Dance Limerick, Mon 3 - Fri 7 October.

Breandán's new work-in-progress, Being Single, addresses being unattached in the modern digital age of internet dating, smartphones and, consequently, our constructed and imagined identities. A tale of uploaded personal profiles more in line with who we think we should be, rather than who we really are.

STEP UP DANCE PROJECT 2016

last: Thu 25 Aug '16

Five exceptional dancers have been selected to work with renowned choreographer Lea Anderson on Step Up Dance Project 2016.

The successful dancers, selected from a competitive Open Call earlier this year, are:

  • Sibéal Davitt
  • Millie Daniel-Dempsey
  • Lisa Hogan
  • Emily Kilkenny Roddy
  • Rachel Sheil

Step Up: Dance Project is an intensive dance project which aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland. It is open to recent dance graduates, selected via a competitive screening process.

The 2016 project runs from 2-27 August. Following four weeks of intensive classes and rehearsals, Step Up will culminate in the performance of an engaging new contemporary dance work, directed by Lea Anderson, which will also tour to Galway, Cork and Dublin. Performances will take place over the last days of the project.

Guest dance teachers will also work with the participants over the five week period. Now in its sixth year, Step Up 2016 sees an expanded programme which will enhance these dancers’ professional networks by connecting them to the Irish contemporary dance community and thereby improving their professional opportunities in Ireland. This new expanded programme includes the following elements:

  • Creation & Performance
  • Repertory Programme
  • Dancers as Entrepreneurs
  • Personal Development

Step Up is a partnership between the Arts Council, Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL.

Performances: Dance Limerick: Wed 24 August Galway: 25 Aug Firkin Crane, Cork: 26 Aug DanceHouse, Dublin: 27 August

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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