A dance, music and performance project.
Developed by Dance Limerick/DL.BRIDGE and St John’s Brass & Reed Band. Led by Choreographer Philippa Donnellan and Musical Director Jonathan Luxton.
Colourful, bold and brassy, THE ROAD WE LIVE ON is a new dance, music and performance project that is inspired by the neighbourhood of Garryowen and how the area has changed and developed in recent times. This includes the story of St John’s Band who began life as the community Victualler’s band in 1865 and is now based at No.2 Garryowen road.
To develop this project, we’re working with the team from the local Community Development Project and other groups, so if you’re from Garryowen or have links to the area - we welcome your ideas or stories from the neighbourhood. Or if you’re simply curious and enjoy dancing and playing music come and get involved!
THE ROAD WE LIVE ON kicks off in April with a range of dance and music activities, and culminates in a live performance in Dance Limerick’s fabulous theatre space to celebrate the area and community on Saturday 18 June 2022.
THE PERFORMANCE GROUP:
This is a specially established PERFORMANCE GROUP open to dance enthusiasts aged 18+.
6 Week project starting Thursday 5 May.
Led by Philippa Donnellan. Drawing on stories about the neighbourhood, you will collaborate with others to devise original choreography and perform in the final event. Dance experience of any style is useful, but not essential - enthusiasm and a commitment to the project are more important!
THE PERFORMANCE GROUP SCHEDULE
Thursday 5 May at 6-7.30pm, Dance Limerick studio,1-2 John’s Square, Limerick
Day/Date: Tuesday 10, 17, 24, 31 May 7, 14 June
Thursday 12, 19, 26 May, 2, 9, 16 June
Location: Dance Limerick studio, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick
Costume & Practice: Sunday 12 June
On Site run-through: Wednesday 15 June
Dress run through: Friday 17 June
ST. JOHN’S BRASS & REED BAND:
If you interested in playing music as part of the project with St. John's Brass and Reed Band, and you play percussion, brass or a woodwind instrument, please contact: Tony McCarthy via email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.stjohnsband.com
LOCAL GROUPS INVOLVED:
We’re excited to work with local groups of all ages from the local community. More about these groups to follow…
For more information about the project or to sign up for the PERFORMANCE GROUP contact Dance Limerick Tel: 061 400 994, or email Philippa at: email@example.com.
THE ROAD WE LIVE ON is free of charge for participants. Dance Limerick's spaces are wheelchair accessible.
The Road We Live On is supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.
Dance Limerick/DL.BRIDGE is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Limerick City & County Council.
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