WHAT NEXT Festival Welcome

Tuesday, 18 May, 2021 - 10:29
WHAT NEXT Festival Welcome
Catherine Young & Jenny Traynor. WHAT NEXT Festival Welcome

Welcome to WHAT NEXT 2021, a week-long feast of performance, discussion and participation. While disappointed that we cannot gather as we normally do, we hope you’ll join us online, for live streamed performances, workshops, and a reading group which we hope will inspire discussion, reflection and anticipation to come together again at live events this Autumn. We're pleased to welcome back to Limerick, Aliina, Chrissie and Rebecca with new work specially commissioned by Step Up Dance Project. We also look forward to welcoming Lisa Fingleton, Prof. Nicholas Rowe, Maria Nilsson Waller and Stace Gill who will stimulate thoughts and ideas around sustainability of practice, for artists and organisations.

Finally, we look forward to sharing Rachel Sheil’s Associate Artist commission, and the work of our Aerowaves Artists, Joy Alpuerto Ritter and Sung Im Her.

Many thanks to our funders, friends, and supporters who enable us to present Limerick as a dynamic centre for dance.

- Catherine Young (Catherine Young Dance) & Jenny Traynor (DanceLimerick), WHAT NEXT Curators

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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