This class introduces techniques (Mary calls them principles) to support you to come at your movement from a number of different angles. It provides for structured explorations into movement impulses (attuning to breath, relationship with gravity) and ‘directional spatial awareness’ (using Space as a support for movement, sensing Space as a surface – a dancing partner): z(ero)ing. The content will include some specific movement material and also some improvisational tasks. Mary’s approach to teaching has slowly evolved over many years and is strongly informed by principles and practices drawn from: Erick Hawkins contemporary dance technique, Post-Modern release-based dance techniques, Somatics and Authentic Movement and the practice of Meditation. If you have specific questions about aspects of your own technique please bring them along and they can be included in the class.
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