The recently formed Limerick Youth Dance is gearing up for their first ever dance piece titled 'Reflections' taking place on Thursday 10th April in Dance Limerick's Daghdha Space.
Here's what Limerick Youth Dance Director Angie Smalis has to say about the group
"Limerick Youth Dance (LYD) has welcomed a group of young adults with a passion not only to dance but to explore their bodies and the possibilities those have. The classes are designed to inform the participants about contemporary dance techniques and answer questions about alignment, posture and wellbeing. As well, about the creative process and ‘how to make dances’ that not only serve as an expression of ideas and feelings but ‘dances’ that will be enjoyed by general audiences."
'Reflections' is a dance piece about the way the young dancers are thinking about their experiences in the studio and the bodily relationships they have managed to create with others in the group.
Describing the process of creating the work Angie says
"The basic challenge is to tune the body to the moment and not an ideal movement. A work in progress one could argue…"
Limerick Youth Dance will be joined with students from the MA in contemporary Dance and Choreography at University of Limerick, for the performance on the 10th April.
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