Dance News & Opportunities

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Dance News & Opportunities. Pietro Marullo's 'WRECK' Photo by Lucy Dawson
Dance News & Opportunities. Pietro Marullo's 'WRECK' Photo by Lucy Dawson

Updated 17 May 2021

Dance Ireland's Professional Dance Safety: Covid-19 Guidance for professional dancers

This guidance was commissioned by Dance Ireland and prepared by Peter Jordan of Slua Event Safety Consultancy, in consultation with Dance Ireland. It contains essential information to support a safe return to work in dance whilst living with COVID-19. It provides a detailed overview of current health and safety advice, information on how to create a safe environment for rehearsals and performance, and how to respond if a case of COVID-19 is suspected or confirmed in a cast or crew.

Read the document here


Helga Deasy, Cork City Dance Artist in Residence at Firkin Crane, is inviting applications for artist presentations in the Mosaic in Motion Event on 1 October 2021 at Firkin Crane. Helga is interested in receiving proposals for dance performances, works-in-progress, or research presentations between 10 and 20 minutes in duration.

Deadline 11 June | More Info here.

Women & Work, The Contract

A creative performance project open to women aged 18 to 80+. Led by choreographer Philippa Donnellan, produced in association with Dance Limerick as part of the new initiative DL.BRIDGE. Kindly supported through an Arts Participation Award 2020 from the Arts Council.

Taster Workshops on 14, 21 June & 12, 19 July | More info here.

Online Adult Dance Classes at Dance Limerick

Fun, Fitness & Wellbeing with our Adult Dance Classes, continuing the week of 3 May. You will develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease over the course of 6 weeks, drop in prices are also available.

From 3 May | More info here.

Instant Dissidence...As If Trying Not To Own The Earth

Watch and participate in a new dance & food activism project by Instant Dissidence.

April - May 2021 | More info here

Dance Think Tank Report 

In July 2020, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, and Dublin Dance Festival hosted a series of Dance Think Tanks: in-depth conversations with 29 artists and industry professionals working across different areas of the dance sector on the island of Ireland. This research was facilitated by Dr Aoife McGrath who has compiled this report, found here


NO FOLLOWING by Rachel Sheil
What Next dance festival 2021
Women & Work, The Contract

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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