Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to try something new? Join The High Kicks of Limerick, an ensemble of dancers aged 50yrs or over for a performance project this April – May at Dance Limerick.
Choreographer Mary Nunan is working with the group this year to create a new dance performance.
Over the course of 12 session Mary will guide the participants through a series of improvisations during which they will generate some movements and text. She will then choreograph a work based on the material they have created. The choreography will include other elements including music, props and costumes.
Rehearsal Schedule – April – May 2020
Price: €5 per session
Time: 2-4pm Daily
Dates, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st, 23rd, 28th, 30 April, 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th May
Performance: Saturday 16th May
About Mary Nunan
Mary Nunan’s professional career began when she joined Dublin Contemporary Dance Theatre (1981-86). This was Ireland’s first professional contemporary dance company. She was founder Artistic Director of Daghdha Dance Company (1988-1999). Throughout her career she has created a substantial body of critically acclaimed solo and ensemble choreographies that have been performed at national and international venues and festivals including: London (South Bank), Berlin (Podweil Theatre), Munich (Dance ’95), Paris (Pompidou Centre) and Guanajuato (Festival Cervantino), Mexico. The screen adaptation of her dance-theatre work ‘Territorial Claims’ was selected for screening at the Lincoln Centre’s Dance-for-Camera Festival in New York City.
She was a collaborative artist/ performer in a number of works choreographed by Yoshiko Chuma (2000-2003) when Yoshiko was Artistic Director of Daghdha. She was member of the Maya Lila Collective, under the direction of Joan Davis (2002-15) and performed in ‘The Bell’s Shadow’ (2015) a feature length film directed by Mary Wycherley and Joan Davis.
Recent ensemble improvised performances include ‘Rewriting Distance’, (2016) with Lin Snelling and Guy Cools Cools and ‘Tilting’ (2018), with Isabella Oberlander and Mary Wycherley: the latter premiered at LCGA and toured to RHA Dublin. Mary has developed a number of projects in collaboration with theatre practitioner and community activist Monica Spencer. These include ‘Starting with T’ (2014) and ‘Open O’ (2015). Throughout her career she has choreographed and performed a number of solo choreographies most recently ‘The Movement’ was commissioned as part of her activities as Bealtaine national dance-artist in residence in 2107.
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