Dance with Somebody!

Friday, 22 May, 2020 - 14:29
Betty, a member of The High Kicks of Limerick
Betty, a member of The High Kicks of Limerick

The High kicks of Limerick are an ensemble of dancers aged 50yrs + who have been dancing together since 2013 in Dance Limerick. 

When the yearly High Kicks Performance Project could not go ahead due to Covid-19 restrictions, choreographer and weekly class teacher Kristyn Fontanella and the group decided to move online and virtually dance together. The We’re Gonna Dance with Somebody project was now born! 

The project focused on staying connected through a love of dance, even during these difficult and challenging times. The group rehearsed together in kitchens, sitting rooms and gardens through video tutorials and online Zoom dance classes, learning a dance combination to Whitney Houston's  I Wanna Dance with Somebody.

In lieu of the usual professional show, dancers recorded themselves and Kristyn created a film that brought everyone together on screen that you can view on this page or 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