Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Thu 06 Feb '20

Dance & Climate Action - A Guilt Free Conversation
Dance & Climate Action - A Guilt Free Conversation
Book : Thu 06 Feb '20

A panel and workshop exploring dance and the role of artists in climate action. Bringing together individuals working in dance and the arts in Ireland to discuss their work, and making new work, in relation to the biggest single threat of our time. Maria Nilsson Waller, Rita Marcalo, Stephanie Dickenson and Maeve Stone, in conversation with Lisa McLoughlin, will discuss the role of the dance community in addressing the changing environment.

After the panel, speakers and guests will work together to create a Dance (non-guilt inducing) Climate Manifesto 2020, where we imagine a future in which dance creates dynamic and radically creative solutions, and practical steps to a healthier future.

Panel Biographies 

Lisa McLoughlin

Trained at the Rambert School, London. Lisa has performed extensively nationally and internationally with companies such as the Liz Roche Dance Company, Daghdha, Coisceim, Marguerite Donlon and dancers, IMDT and Opera Ireland.  Her most recent choreography The kindness of Strangers was commissioned by Live Collision, international festival of Live Art, 2019. In this durational work she walked with 184 people across Ireland. Lead artist and designer of The Autonomy Project, 2018, a multi-genre project encompassing the work of over a 100 young people, artists and academics (funded by the Arts Council of Ireland, commissioned by the Limerick Arts office).  Board member of the Dublin Dance Festival and the Liz Roche Company. Lisa is a guest lecturer in Dance at the Irish World academy and holds a first-class honours MA in dance and is completing an Arts Practice PhD at the University of Limerick Funded by the Irish Research Council of Ireland. She is the mother of three wonderful children. 

 www.lisamcloughlin.ie

Stephanie Dickenson

Stephanie Dickenson is one of Ireland’s most experienced arts publicists, having worked in the sector for 20 years. She has particular expertise with the dance sector, with artists producing work for younger audiences, and with artists and organisations interested in addressing social issues. She has become engaged in a range of eco initiatives, from Extinction Rebellion to the Green Party, and has a particular interest in the ability of local communities to effect change.

Rita Marcalo

Instant Dissidence is an Ireland-based company directed by Rita Marcalo, the creative force behind ‘Dancing With Strangers’. Through Instant Dissidence, Rita brings people together inventing unusual art experiences and means by which to solve creative problems. Instant Dissidence is also a socially-engaged and ecologically-engaged company exploring the role that dance/choreography can play as a social engine.

www.instantdissidence.org

Maeve Stone

Maeve is a Writer-Director for film and theatre, whose work responds to issues of climate, and revisits the canon with a feminist lens. She is currently the embedded artist for a European Cultural Adaptation project which asks “What is the role of the artists in Climate Adaptation”. As such she has been observing international examples of how arts and cultural communities adapt to climate change and mitigate their carbon footprint on the way there. Her own project seeks to shift the paradigm in how we view older people in the climate conversation, reconnecting Elders and placing them in conversation with youth activists. She will work with Codema (the energy agency for Dublin) and Axis Ballymun for the next year with a number of planned outcomes.

Maria Nilsson Waller

Is a dance artist, choreographer and designer. With work described as pure emotion, mesmerising and profound again and again she draws our attention to our relationship to nature and the environment, examining the borders between the known and unknown, science versus faith and mythology. Over the past 10 years her work has been presented at a number of national and international venues in France, Sweden, U.K and Ireland. She was elected Hoffnungsträgerin 2015 by Tanzmagazin, and was a Dance Ireland Associate Artist 2013/2014. She has been running Flora Fauna Project since 2017 together with composer Stace Gill. 

www.marianilssonwaller.com

Chameleon by Joseph Simon
What Next Opening Reception
Thu 06 Feb '20

Join us for the What Next dance festival 2020 opening reception in Ormston House for refreshments and surprise performances in this informal evening as we kick off this year’s festival. 

Festival Club at Mother Macs
Thu 06 Feb '20 to Fri 07 Feb '20

You are invited to join us at Mother Mac’s pub on High Street for our Festival Club where you can grab a drink and have a chat with other festival attendees and artists.

Fri 07 Feb '20

Professional Workshop with Jesús Rubio Gamo
Book : Fri 07 Feb '20

Jesús Rubio Gamo is an independent dancer and choreographer based in Madrid. After studying ballet, contemporary dance, theatre and literature, Jesús moved to London and completed an MA in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School.

In his work Jesús likes to explore small variations and details inside repetition, to look at the rhythmic possibilities of simple actions within movement and dance.

Classes suitable for professional dancers and advanced students.

Andrea Bolger from Dance Ireland
Dance Ireland: Membership, Engagement & Development
Fri 07 Feb '20

Join Membership Engagement Officer, Andrea Bolger, from Dance Ireland, the national development organisation for dance, who will speak about their membership scheme.

At the centre of Dance Ireland, is a community of professional dancers, students and arts organisations who they support and engage with, to grow as dance artists and companies. Andrea will speak about the different membership types and the engagement opportunities they afford as well as answer questions about the following: residency programme, partnerships, showings, classes and more.

What Next Triple Bill - Friday
Book : Fri 07 Feb '20

LOOPED by Human Collective

A playful fusion of hip-hop and juggling that explores masculinity and vulnerable side of male energy. Looped creates unpredictable scenarios and introduces elements of risk taking as a consequence of mistakes. Responsibility, power play, connection and childhood games were a creative drive for this dance work performed by all male cast of Human Collective (Mateusz Szczerek (choreographer), Tobi Balogun and Jack Bain).

Restraint by Lina Gómez

How do we continue to reinvent ourselves? Stamping and shaking, dancer Julek Kreutzer generates a continuous flow of movements bound by a narrow space and spurred on by Michelangelo Contini’s drums. Restraint is a liberating outburst of energy and a work of extreme precision, where music and dance persist on supporting each other, crafting a vibrant space. Lina Gómez is an Aerowaves Twenty19 artist.

Bolero by Jesús Rubio Gamo

Bolero is a dance piece about tenacity. It explores the frontier between lightness and gravity and the fine line separating pleasure and exhaustion. Aspects of the piece reflect the current landscape in Madrid as perceived by the choreographer. The performance suggest that even the best things: Ravel’s Boléro, love, dance, and flamenco songs, end up broken when practised too much. Jesús Rubio Gamo is an Aerowaves Twenty17 artist.

Festival Club at Mother Macs
Thu 06 Feb '20 to Fri 07 Feb '20

You are invited to join us at Mother Mac’s pub on High Street for our Festival Club where you can grab a drink and have a chat with other festival attendees and artists.

Sat 08 Feb '20

Professional Workshop with Lina Gómez
Book : Sat 08 Feb '20

From her background in traditional dances from Brazil and Colombia,Contemporary Dance, Somatic practices and Improvisation techniques, Lina Gómez was able to discover and research her own unique teaching methods.

Since 2008 she has taught dance and movement workshops in Colombia, Brazil, Portugal,Poland, India, Turkey and Germany and is currently a guest teacher at the Inter-University Centre for Dance HZT in Berlin.

Classes suitable for professional dancers and advanced students.

What Next Triple Bill - Saturday
Book : Sat 08 Feb '20

Chameleon by Joseph Simon

Can I be a chameleon? And if so, what would it look like if I transform into different colours? In Chameleon choreographer/dancer Joseph Simon researches the different movement languages he himself embodies. Some languages are hard to master, others are spoken by many or closely related to each other. By asking himself if it is possible to clearly distinguish the different languages his body holds, Joseph takes you on a surprising, physical journey.

An Chuach by Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín

The cuckoo’s arrival in May is greeted with joy signalling the start of summer and yet; the cuckoo lays its eggs in other birds nest, destroying its hosts offspring. Perhaps, the cuckoo serves as a reminder of the delicate intertwining of light and dark. This solo, An Chuach (the cuckoo) explores sensations of connection and disconnection that shift and evolve in relation to place and personal histories. This work includes elements of improvisation, text and recorded voice, it features live music by drummer Solamh Kelly

1P,2P, 3P by Teatime Company

An exploration into how two people with differences and similarities create, play, work and share the stage together.‘The performance was delivered with precision, with care. A fine combination between the practicality of action in circus with the ongoing transitional flow of dance.

Céilí Afro Dabke
Book : Sat 08 Feb '20

Céilí Afro Dabke is a world music céilí featuring African dance, traditional dabke dance from Palestine/Syria and the old style Irish céilí dances. Open to everyone to come dance and meet folks from all over the world that live in your neighbourhood. No previous dance experience required.

The night will feature performances of Palestinian Dabke, Irish céilí dances and African dance as well as lots of opportunities for you to join in! 

Suitable for all ages.

Wed 19 Feb '20

Morning Class with Matt Szczerek
Wed 19 Feb '20 to Wed 26 Feb '20

The warm up will consist of awareness building exercises creating state of readiness for the body using geometry of movement and basic physical structures in Hip Hop dance.

Class is suitable for intermediate/advanced levels but is open to all interested in Hip Hop.  Contemporary dancers are encouraged to attend, as the floorwork aspect of the class will be of particular interest as a complimentary practice.

In main body of the class we will be working on rhythm and understanding of music, isolations, groove, floorwork, social aspect of the culture, party dances and history of hip hop.

Wed 26 Feb '20

Morning Class with Matt Szczerek
Wed 19 Feb '20 to Wed 26 Feb '20

The warm up will consist of awareness building exercises creating state of readiness for the body using geometry of movement and basic physical structures in Hip Hop dance.

Class is suitable for intermediate/advanced levels but is open to all interested in Hip Hop.  Contemporary dancers are encouraged to attend, as the floorwork aspect of the class will be of particular interest as a complimentary practice.

In main body of the class we will be working on rhythm and understanding of music, isolations, groove, floorwork, social aspect of the culture, party dances and history of hip hop.

Announcements

Percolate Residency
Morning Class Series
Dance Classes for Adults
Dance Clubs for Young People

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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