Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wed 06 Nov '19

Workshop with John Scott
Book : Wed 06 Nov '19

John Scott, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre, leads a workshop exploring creation and development of material, spatial awareness, performance state, text, dance and wordless stories.

Suitable for professional dancers and advanced students.

Special €22 tickets for this workshop PLUS the Croi Glan Dance Double Bill performance on Thursday 7th November are available HERE.

BALLET FOR ADULT IMPROVERS
Book : Wed 06 Nov '19

Ballet is a technical form of dance training with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. As well as being good for the body and mind it requires discipline and focus.

Our Ballet Classes for Adults provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for total beginners (Beginner Class) and also those with previous dance experience (Improver Class).

This class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm.

You will learn ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally, a relaxing warm down routine incorporating improvised movements to music.

Class led by Juliana Tarumoto.

We also offer a ballet class for beginners. Click here for details. 

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- No refunds or returns
- Drop in rates not available

BALLET FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Book : Wed 06 Nov '19

Ballet is a technical form of dance training with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. As well as being good for the body and mind it requires discipline and focus.

Our Ballet Classes for Adults provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere for total beginners (Beginner Class) and also those with previous dance experience (Improver Class).

This class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm.

You will learn ballet positions and patterns in a traditional structured class, consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises, and finally, a relaxing warm down routine incorporating improvised movements to music.

Class led by Juliana Tarumoto.

We also offer a ballet class for improvers or those with recent ballet experience. Click here for details. 

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- No refunds or returns
- No drop in rates available

Thu 07 Nov '19

Visible and Invisible / Too - Croi Glan & John Scott Double Bill
Book : Thu 07 Nov '19

Croi Glan Dance Company present an evening of two brand new, contrasting duets that celebrate diverse dancing bodies.

Visible and Invisible - choreographed by John Scott for Croi Glan Co-Artistic Director, Linda Fearon and guest performer Rebecca Reilly is accompanied by a new music commission from composer Tom Lane, based on Latin plainchant. Rooted in the complementary physicalities and rapport of the two dancers, their impetus to move and then rest and then move again as they assist and support each other, 'Visible and Invisible' is a physical and aural narrative of travel, migration and change.

The second work Too is choreographed by Croi Glan Co-Artistic Director Tara Brandel, for herself and Linda Fearon and asks…How are we treated as female dancers? What are our experiences? How is difference navigated? What does it mean to be seen? And who are we dancing for? Drawing on the personal experiences of the two women and the reflections of a wider group of female dancers, this brave new duet delves into the deep and complex territory of gender experience.

The programme is supported by a Dance Project grant from Arts Council and with the added support of our partners Dance Ireland and Firkin Crane.

For info on John Scott's Workshop for Professional Dancers and Advanced Students on Wednesday 6th November click here

Sat 09 Nov '19

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 09 Nov '19

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs) explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver.

This lively class explores moving as a group, telling stories through movement, rhythm exercises and improvisation. Time is spent learning to follow directions as well as free expression time which allows Tots to explore and develop co-ordination, all while having fun!

Due to space limitations only 1 parent or guardian can stay with the participant for the duration of the class in the studio, we also have a foyer area where you are welcome to wait until the class is over.

Class Dates: 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th November, 7th & 14th December. 

Class led by Aoife O'Brien.

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for Tots
Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs)
Book : Sat 09 Nov '19

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots (2-4yrs) explores movement through music, stimulating imagination and promoting creativity, while participating with a parent/caregiver.

This lively class explores moving as a group, telling stories through movement, rhythm exercises and improvisation. Time is spent learning to follow directions as well as free expression time which allows Tots to explore and develop co-ordination, all while having fun!

Due to space limitations only 1 parent or guardian can stay with the participant for the duration of the class in the studio, we also have a foyer area where you are welcome to wait until the class is over. 

Class Dates: 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th November, 7th & 14th December. 

Class led by Aoife O'Brien.

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Dance Club for 5-8yrs
Book : Sat 09 Nov '19

Modern and jazz styles combine in this introduction to movement and music from around the world. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination to express their own individuality and develop their creativity, while also building confidence and strength.

Class Dates: 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th November, 7th & 14th December. 

Class led by Ashley O'Toole.

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- No refunds of returns

Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Dance Club for 9-14yrs
Book : Sat 09 Nov '19

This class will focus on movement creation through play, improvisation and freestyle. Teacher Rachel Sheil shares techniques she has researched and learned to provide structured improvisations (contemporary) and a freestyle environment (urban styles).

Every class is different, building skills consistently, but in different ways. Dancers develop skills around body-awareness and perception, along with awareness of space and people around them.

Through group improvisations, working in small groups and pairs, the class focuses on moving, expressing through movement and, of course, having fun! This class is suitable for boys and girls of any ability. 

Class Dates: 9th & 16th, 23rd & 30th November, 7th & 14th December. Please note this class is now full. 

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- No refunds or returns

Wed 13 Nov '19 to Fri 13 Dec '19

PERCOLATE RESIDENCIES 2020
Wed 13 Nov '19 to Fri 13 Dec '19

Professional dance artists and ensembles are invited to submit proposals for projects to be researched and/or developed in 2020 at the studio, or the performance space, depending on the nature of the project. Residencies are open to national and international dance artists in all genres for a period of two weeks.

Our Percolate Residency aims to provide professional dance artists with space and support for research, experimentation, practice development and/or performance of new work.

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:

a) Premiere new work at Dance Limerick at the end of their residency.
b) Engage local artists (through talks/ workshops/ performances or in developing work within a socially engaged arts practice.

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 €75 per week, .per artist toward living costs – payable to the lead Applicant on receipt of an invoice
• Residency listing in our printed and on-line 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 residency period
• Interaction with the local dance community through sharing of work or a talk about your work
• That you contribute a news item for our website
• That the Dance Limerick logo be included on all future publicity materials relating to the work resulting from your residency
• A completed evaluation form with 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 to local artists and audiences
• The ways in which the residency will contribute to the artist’s development and to his/her work
• Feasibility, within the context of the Artist’s budget and on the basis of what Dance Limerick can offer

NB Dance Limerick can put the Residency artist in contact with local dance artists if the residency research/work depends on the input of other artists. In such instances, the Residency Artist should be in a position to provide a small fee or stipend for the local artist.

Proposals will be assessed based 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 13 December 2019. Applicants will be notified in January 2020.

Wed 20 Nov '19

Workshop with Luke Murphy
Book : Wed 20 Nov '19

Choreographer Luke Murphy will host a professional morning class suitable for dance artists and advanced students ahead of his performance of The Milkyboy Kid on Thursday 21 November at Dance Limerick. 

About Luke

Ultima Vez (2014-2018) Punchdrunk (2009-2017, Original Cast member of Sleep No More NYC and Shanghai) Kate Weare Company (2011-2014), Pavel Zustiak Palissimo Company (2011-2013), Martha Clarke (2010-2011). Projects with, John Kelly, John Scott, Luca Silvestrini- Protein Dance, Sean Curran, Jonah Bokaer and Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company.Award Winning Choreographer and Artistic Director of Attic Projects, creating and performing original works across Ireland, UK and USA since 2012. Founder and Programming Director of The Catch8 Workshop Series. BFA 2009 Point Park University, MA 2017 University of Chichester.

Thu 21 Nov '19

The Milkyboy Kid - Luke Murphy
Book : Thu 21 Nov '19

Award winning choreographer Luke Murphy brings his stunning solo The Milkyboy Kid to Limerick for the first-time this November.

The piece looks at the chameleon-like nature of performers and performance and his own blurred lines of fiction and reality. The Milkyboy Kid is a stripped down exploration of character, archetype, expectation and fantasy and the portrayal or pursuit of ones own identity both on and off stage.

Inspired by the notion of the one man band performance, Luke pairs back to bring the audience into the melancholy world of a lone performer, robbed of his company, his finances, his tricks and his tactics, giving it all he’s got in an evening of figuring out what hes got to give.

Through a mixture of storytelling, film and his own virtuostic physicality Luke examines relationships between who you are, who you want to be and who you pretend to be and how nurishing one can obscure the other. Sometimes personal, sometimes profane Murphy uses his own questions, experiences and battles to explore the search for truth admist a life in fiction.

Quiet conversations quickly give way to explosive bursts of choreography, the violence and the vulnerability clashing like waves on rocks. Maybe “The Body Never Lies” (Martha Graham) but then again “If You Can Fake Sincerity You’ve Got it Made” (Grouchi Marx)… as the work continues a convoluted web of artist myths and audience expectations emerges. Maybe the fiction is all there is...

Luke will also host a Professional Morning Class on Wednesday 20 November, for more details click here.

Reviews of Luke Murphy's work - 

Murphy’s fierce, fine solo is full of that hapless schism between past and present and though there’s humour in what he shows, there’s an ache too, in being your own man **** - Mary Brennan, The Herald Scotland

His ability to be a quiet spoken storyteller coupled with his extraordinary skills in movement make for an engrossing hour of unusual but highly rewarding theatre. - Frank L, nomoreworkhorse.ie

It’s a deeply engaging and expertly controlled performance, sometimes charming and relaxed, sometimes pained and intense ****
- Michael Seaver, Irish Times

Anyone who has seen him can testify: Murphy's svelte and humble demeanour can instantly give way to warrior-like choreography... his self-examinations are best present in his explosive body - broadwayworld.com 

 

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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