Thursday, 13 May, 2021 - 12:28

WHAT NEXT dance festival 2021 brings you a programme of fresh and captivating performances and interactions from a bold new generation of dance artists. Dive In, Discover Dance at WHAT NEXT, 14-19 June at Dance Limerick. 

This year, we are delighted to invite you to join us both online and in person, with our Watch at Dance Limerick, and Watch at Home tickets. Watch at Dance Limerick tickets include a table for two people to watch the performance streams on a cinema screen in our beautiful venue, St. John's Church, John's Square. 

Events below are marked as Watch at Dance Limerick or Watch at Home.

Download our Festival Brochure HERE or scroll down to view the calendar of events day by day.


Festival Welcome 

All Week, Monday 14 - Friday 18 June 

What Next Dance Clubs for Young People 

Monday 14 June

WOMEN & WORK, THE CONTRACT Taster Workshop - Watch at Home

Tuesday 15 June 

Bodies of Water Reading Group - Watch at Home

Thursday 17 June

BABAE by Joy Alpuerto Ritter + Festival Opening - Watch at Dance Limerick or Watch at Home

Friday 18 June

Lost, Found & Discovered: Professional Workshop with Philippa Donnellan - Watch at Home

Bodies of Water Reading Group - Watch at Dance Limerick

Step Up Commissions Programme Triple Bill - Watch at Dance Limerick or Watch at Home

Saturday 19 June

Context, Relevance & Sustainability: Panel Discussion - Watch at Dance Limerick or Watch at Home

Professional Workshop with Sung Im Her - Watch at Home

NO FOLLOWING by Rachel Sheil - Watch at Dance Limerick or Watch at Home

NUTCRUSHER by Sung Im Her - Watch at Dance Limerick or Watch at Home

Festival Artists Q&A - Watch at Dance Limerick or Watch at Home


Pre-Booking required for all events, see individuals event page for details. 

For Dance Limerick's full Covid-19 Safety Protocols and Guidelines click here.


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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

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