The first public performance of a new work in progress created under the Step-Up: Dance Project 2014 takes place at Dance Limerick on Friday 8th August at 7.30pm.
This work has been choreographed by Michael Keegan-Dolan, with dancers on the Step Up programme and members of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre.
Admission is free and all are welcome but please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your place.
Step Up: Dance Project 2014 has been running at the Irish World Academy, University of Limerick since 7th July and provides a unique opportunity for some of Ireland's most promising contemporary dance graduates to create new work under the direction of Michael Keegan-Dolan.
Dancers featured in this prestigious programme for 2014 are Ailish Maher (Ire), Aifric Ni Chaoimh (Ire), Marion Cronin (Ire), Magda Herzak (Ire/ Pol), Juan Urbina (Ven/ Ire), Adam Faillul (Mal/Ire) and Murni Omar (Mal/ Ire).
Performances of this new work in progress will also take place at:
- the Firkin Crane in Cork, 9th August, 6pm
- DanceHouse in Dublin, 11th August, 6pm
Step Up: Dance Project, is a partnership between the Arts Council, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and the University of Limerick, which aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland.
It is an annual, intensive programme of training, rehearsals, performance and development for selected dancers who have completed their professional training within the last three years. The Step Up programme enhances these dancers’ professional networks by connecting them to the Irish contemporary dance community and improving their professional opportunities in Ireland.
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