DL. BRIDGE is a new pilot programme which aims to strengthen Dance Limerick’s role within Limerick city and promote civic dialogue. Supported through the Arts Council’s Capacity Fund for one year initially, the programme seeks to provide new pathways for individuals and communities to engage with dance, and to extend social and artistic exchange that fosters opportunities for people to develop art that is relevant to their lives and environment.
It is envisaged that these diverse, creative experiences will impact positively on people's lives and wellbeing, and help celebrate and strengthen a sense of place and cultural belonging. The aims and values of DL.BRIDGE are supported by Dance Limerick's Diversity and Inclusion Policy.
Curator of the programme Philippa Donnellan says: I'm thrilled to be joining Dance Limerick to lead this new programme, DL.BRIDGE. I believe this unique venture offers great potential in expanding opportunities for people to engage in dance and the arts - and in building Dance Limerick's wider community. I look forward to starting!
Individuals, groups and community organisations are invited to get in touch with Dance Limerick if you are interested in being part of a DL.BRIDGE project, or if you would like to know more about the programme. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line DL.BRIDGE for more information.
About Philippa Donnellan
Philippa Donnellan is an independent professional dance artist and choreographer based in Dublin. Her creative practice is collaborative and multi-disciplinary and focuses on exploring themes and stories that respond to the place and time in which we live, by engaging with varied communities of age, experience, culture, and location.
No stranger to Dance Limerick, Philippa has choregraphed several works in last number of years including: Here’s Looking at You Kid (2016) and Choral Moves (2017) as part of the Over 50s Dance Project, and Sofa Stories (2019). She also worked with a group of local women in 2019 during a 2-week research residency.
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