Sunday, May 1, 2022

Mon 25 Apr '22 to Fri 03 Jun '22

Dancing in the church studio
PERCOLATE DANCE RESIDENCIES 2023
Mon 25 Apr '22 to Fri 03 Jun '22

Professional dance artists and ensembles are invited to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in 2023 at Dance Limerick. Residencies are open to national and international dance artists in all genres for a period of one or two weeks.

Aims

  • Each Residency aims to provide:
  • professional dance artists with space and support for research, experimentation, practice development and/or performance of new work
  • opportunities for professional development and/or interaction with the local dance community
  • The selection is competitive and artists will be selected on the basis of who we think can make the best use of the facilities available and who will have a positive impact on the local dance community. 

Dance Limerick also has a particular interest in receiving applications from artists who wish to:

  • premiere new work at Dance Limerick at the end of their residency
  • engage local artists (through talks/ workshops/ performances)

As part of each Residency, we encourage artists to share their work either through a work-in-progress showing or through debate/discussion with invited peers.

About our Residencies

Residencies may be for the following purpose(s)

  1. Exploration, research, development and experimentation           or
  2. Taking an already developed idea to the next stage              or
  3. Rehearsal / production weeks toward premiering new work at Dance Limerick

What Dance Limerick can provide

  • 2 weeks studio time
  • Accommodation provided for up to 4 artists/collaborators in studio apartments or artist-friendly houses.
  • A contribution of €100 per week, per artist toward living costs – payable to the lead Applicant
  • Residency listing on our website, social media and e-newsletter
  • Peer feedback / mentoring if required.

In return, Dance Limerick requests the following:

  • That resident artists deliver a company class, at least once each week during the residency period
  • Interaction with the local dance community through sharing of work or a talk about your work
  • Contribution of information and news for our website
  • That the Dance Limerick logo be included on all future publicity materials relating to the work resulting from your residency
  • Your feedback and suggestions for future residency opportunities

Criteria for selection

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • A close fit with the aims of the Residency
  • A proven track record in making and presenting dance work
  • A focus on new work that will be interesting / relevant within a local context and to local artists
  • The ways in which the residency will contribute to the artist’s development and to his/her work
  • A financial capacity to undertake the residency on the basis of what Dance Limerick can offer.
  • Feasibility, particularly within the context of the Artist’s and Dance Limerick's budgets

Proposals will be assessed on the basis of the above criteria by a selection panel.

Applications should be made on the accompanying application form and emailed to jenny@dancelimerick.ie

Closing Date for receipt of applications is Friday 3 June 2022

Wed 04 May '22

MORNING CLASS WITH RACHEL SHEIL
Book : Wed 04 May '22 to Wed 25 May '22

Part of Dance Limerick's New Series of Professional Classes curated by Dance Limerick and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Associate Artist, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín.

This class will have a focus on connection to self in relationship to space, but also connection to self in relationship to music. Rachel has many inputs in her practice including Hip-Hop, Fighting Monkey Zero Forms, Hanna Somatics and Contemporary Dance. She hopes to offer an insight into how she views movement, allowing class participants to explore via these myriad lenses too.

About Rachel Sheil

Rachel has been teaching, performing and choreographing in Limerick and Ireland since 2010. The themes of freedom, choice, power and play come up consistently in Rachel’s work. She is interested in how dance can empower the performer as well as the audience. Fantasy, anime, cartoons and comics make up a big part of Rachel's Contemporary dance practice, developing into work that is bizarre, hyper-real and often comedic. She lives in dreams, has a vivid inner life and is eager to bring audiences into this world!

Thu 05 May '22

Dancers at Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
SPRINGBOARD 2022
Book : Thu 05 May '22

Springboard '22 is the Irish World Academy annual dance programme celebrating the talent and aptitude of our students from the BA and MA Contemporary Dance programmes. This year’s season is hosted by Dance Limerick and will be a thrilling showcase of artistry and technique. The dancers will perform challenging ensemble repertoire of emotive and diverse choreographic works. Featuring all new contemporary dance works by Grant McLay, Ursula Robb, Justine Cooper and Mufutau Yusuf. These differing contemporary dance styles, will treat audiences to a celebration of these young dance practitioners on their journey to becoming professional dancers. Come and witness the drive and creativity of these aspiring young dancers in an intimate performance setting at the beautiful Dance Limerick venue of St John’s Church.

Wed 11 May '22

MORNING CLASS WITH RACHEL SHEIL
Book : Wed 04 May '22 to Wed 25 May '22

Part of Dance Limerick's New Series of Professional Classes curated by Dance Limerick and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Associate Artist, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín.

This class will have a focus on connection to self in relationship to space, but also connection to self in relationship to music. Rachel has many inputs in her practice including Hip-Hop, Fighting Monkey Zero Forms, Hanna Somatics and Contemporary Dance. She hopes to offer an insight into how she views movement, allowing class participants to explore via these myriad lenses too.

About Rachel Sheil

Rachel has been teaching, performing and choreographing in Limerick and Ireland since 2010. The themes of freedom, choice, power and play come up consistently in Rachel’s work. She is interested in how dance can empower the performer as well as the audience. Fantasy, anime, cartoons and comics make up a big part of Rachel's Contemporary dance practice, developing into work that is bizarre, hyper-real and often comedic. She lives in dreams, has a vivid inner life and is eager to bring audiences into this world!

Tue 17 May '22

Woman jumping
Contemporary Dance for Adults
Book : Tue 17 May '22 to Tue 07 Jun '22

These Contemporary Dance Classes are suitable for both beginners and those with experience in Contemporary Dance. The classes will help develop your creativity and technique through energetic and challenging phrases (sequences) and varied exercises. The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Class Format

Class will begin with light stretching, or somatic exercises. You will then learn some contemporary exercises to warm up the body and will work on learning choreography. You will incorporate techniques learned throughout class. Class will round off with a warm down to finish.

4 Week Term


- No exchanges or refunds.

 

Wed 18 May '22

MORNING CLASS WITH RACHEL SHEIL
Book : Wed 04 May '22 to Wed 25 May '22

Part of Dance Limerick's New Series of Professional Classes curated by Dance Limerick and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Associate Artist, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín.

This class will have a focus on connection to self in relationship to space, but also connection to self in relationship to music. Rachel has many inputs in her practice including Hip-Hop, Fighting Monkey Zero Forms, Hanna Somatics and Contemporary Dance. She hopes to offer an insight into how she views movement, allowing class participants to explore via these myriad lenses too.

About Rachel Sheil

Rachel has been teaching, performing and choreographing in Limerick and Ireland since 2010. The themes of freedom, choice, power and play come up consistently in Rachel’s work. She is interested in how dance can empower the performer as well as the audience. Fantasy, anime, cartoons and comics make up a big part of Rachel's Contemporary dance practice, developing into work that is bizarre, hyper-real and often comedic. She lives in dreams, has a vivid inner life and is eager to bring audiences into this world!

Tue 24 May '22

Woman jumping
Contemporary Dance for Adults
Book : Tue 17 May '22 to Tue 07 Jun '22

These Contemporary Dance Classes are suitable for both beginners and those with experience in Contemporary Dance. The classes will help develop your creativity and technique through energetic and challenging phrases (sequences) and varied exercises. The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Class Format

Class will begin with light stretching, or somatic exercises. You will then learn some contemporary exercises to warm up the body and will work on learning choreography. You will incorporate techniques learned throughout class. Class will round off with a warm down to finish.

4 Week Term


- No exchanges or refunds.

 

Wed 25 May '22

MORNING CLASS WITH RACHEL SHEIL
Book : Wed 04 May '22 to Wed 25 May '22

Part of Dance Limerick's New Series of Professional Classes curated by Dance Limerick and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Associate Artist, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín.

This class will have a focus on connection to self in relationship to space, but also connection to self in relationship to music. Rachel has many inputs in her practice including Hip-Hop, Fighting Monkey Zero Forms, Hanna Somatics and Contemporary Dance. She hopes to offer an insight into how she views movement, allowing class participants to explore via these myriad lenses too.

About Rachel Sheil

Rachel has been teaching, performing and choreographing in Limerick and Ireland since 2010. The themes of freedom, choice, power and play come up consistently in Rachel’s work. She is interested in how dance can empower the performer as well as the audience. Fantasy, anime, cartoons and comics make up a big part of Rachel's Contemporary dance practice, developing into work that is bizarre, hyper-real and often comedic. She lives in dreams, has a vivid inner life and is eager to bring audiences into this world!

Thu 26 May '22

ABÚ AT UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK GAA PITCH
Book : Thu 26 May '22

Abù - A shout of support and a wish for flourishing.

Drawing on Gaelic games and the communities involved in them, this year's Step Up Dance project presents a choreography to celebrate the commitment, care and passion it takes to make a strong team. The dance honours not only the stars on the pitch but also the people who aren't always visible and aren't always included. Developed with input from individual players and teams in Limerick and powered by new music from award-winning rapper, producer and songwrtier MuRli, Abù brings dynamic performances from these early-career dancers onto the pitch and in to the heart.

Performers: Hannah Scully, Mia Bradley Evans, Michael McEvoy, Roberta Ceginskaite, Yumi Lee

Choreography: Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Music: MuRli

Costume: Ella Daly

Rehearsal Director: Lucia Kickham

Fri 27 May '22

Abú dancers
ABÚ AT AHANE GAA PITCH
Book : Fri 27 May '22

Abù - A shout of support and a wish for flourishing.

Drawing on Gaelic games and the communities involved in them, this year's Step Up Dance project presents a choreography to celebrate the commitment, care and passion it takes to make a strong team. The dance honours not only the stars on the pitch but also the people who aren't always visible and aren't always included. Developed with input from individual players and teams in Limerick and powered by new music from award-winning rapper, producer and songwrtier MuRli, Abù brings dynamic performances from these early-career dancers onto the pitch and in to the heart.

Performers: Hannah Scully, Mia Bradley Evans, Michael McEvoy, Roberta Ceginskaite, Yumi Lee

Choreography: Fearghus Ó Conchúir

Music: MuRli

Costume: Ella Daly

Rehearsal Director: Lucia Kickham

Tue 31 May '22

Woman jumping
Contemporary Dance for Adults
Book : Tue 17 May '22 to Tue 07 Jun '22

These Contemporary Dance Classes are suitable for both beginners and those with experience in Contemporary Dance. The classes will help develop your creativity and technique through energetic and challenging phrases (sequences) and varied exercises. The aim of these classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Class Format

Class will begin with light stretching, or somatic exercises. You will then learn some contemporary exercises to warm up the body and will work on learning choreography. You will incorporate techniques learned throughout class. Class will round off with a warm down to finish.

4 Week Term


- No exchanges or refunds.

 

Announcements

ABÚ AT AHANE
ABÚ AT UL
SPRINGBOARD 2022
Open Call for Percolate Residencies 2023

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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
jenny@dancelimerick.ie