Dance Limerick welcomes Canadian choreographer Lin Snelling and Belgian dance dramaturg Guy Cools.
Rewriting Distance is an interdisciplinary, improvised performance practice developed by Lin Snelling and Guy Cools. It creates a space for the word 'story' to be condensed, fragmented and re-told through cycles of dancing, speaking, reading, writing and watching.
"For the Dance Limerick residency we will be joined once again by choreographer/ dancer Mary Nunan and for the first time with singer Óscar Mascareñas, poet Jo Slade and filmmaker and dance artist Mary Wycherley. We look forward to returning for this residency, as it offers occasions to revisit and collaborate with dancers and artists from the Irish community. What does it mean to return? Our guests are also invited to ask their own questions inside the Rewriting Distance form".
Guy Cools: Guy Cools is a dance dramaturg. Recent positions include Associate Professor at the research institute Arts in Society in Tilburg, and Guest Professor at Ghent University. He has worked as a dance critic and curator and as a production dramaturg, with amongst others Koen Augustijnen (BE), Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (BE), Danièle Desnoyers (CA), Lia Haraki (CY), Akram Khan (UK), Arno Schuitemaker (NL), and Stephanie Thiersch (DE). His most recent publications include The Ethics of Art: ecological turns in the performing arts (2014); Body: Language (2012), and In-between Dance Cultures: on the migratory artistic identity of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Akram Khan (2015). (101 words)
Lin Snelling: Lin Snelling’s performance, writing and teaching are based in the qualities improvisation can offer as it applies to dance, theatre, and somatic practice. She toured the world extensively as a performer with Carbone 14 and worked with many improvisation ensembles. As an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta she is presently teaching dance, experiential anatomy and composition. Her most recent dance collaborations are Performing Book with visual artist Shelagh Keeley at MoMA (New York), the Power Plant (Toronto) and Vancouver Art Gallery (2014-15). She works with choreographer Tedi Tafel and was part of Every Day, Life World and the Calendar Project in Montreal.
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