Thursday, October 1, 2020

Wed 07 Oct '20

Angie Smalis
Professional Class (Online)
Book : Wed 23 Sep '20 to Wed 14 Oct '20

Please note these classes are now being presented live via Zoom due to Level 3 Restrictions for Covid-19. Once you reserve your ticket for the class you will be sent the Zoom link to join. 

Join contemporary dance artist Angie Smalis for a series of morning classes this September and October. Suitable for professional dance artists and advanced students. 

About Angie Smalis

Angie studied contemporary dance and choreography at the State School of Dance in her native Greece before joining the Viennese Folk Opera (Volks Oper Wien) in 2001. She relocated to Limerick in 2003 to work as a dance artist with Daghdha Dance Company. In addition to working as an independent contemporary dance artist, Angie is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities, under the auspices of the Daughters of Charity Service, Limerick. Angie has received funding for her own work from the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, the Mid-West Regional Authority and Limerick City and County Council. Lately, Angie received the Arts Grant Funding- Arts Council- to research and develop  “The Ambassadors” in collaboration with American performing artist Colin Gee, Irish dance artists Mark Carberry and Lisa Mcloughlin and American composer/vocalist Erin Gee.

Important Info before joining the class: 

- Please book your place at least 2hrs prior to the start of class. You will receive a link to the class no more than 1hr prior to it beginning. 
- You will need a Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table/chair at eye level. We suggest a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. 
- A clear floor area – free of movable furniture and all other hard objects.
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Please note it is the responsibility of participants to ensure you have a suitable and safe space to move during the class. 

Wed 14 Oct '20

Angie Smalis
Professional Class (Online)
Book : Wed 23 Sep '20 to Wed 14 Oct '20

Please note these classes are now being presented live via Zoom due to Level 3 Restrictions for Covid-19. Once you reserve your ticket for the class you will be sent the Zoom link to join. 

Join contemporary dance artist Angie Smalis for a series of morning classes this September and October. Suitable for professional dance artists and advanced students. 

About Angie Smalis

Angie studied contemporary dance and choreography at the State School of Dance in her native Greece before joining the Viennese Folk Opera (Volks Oper Wien) in 2001. She relocated to Limerick in 2003 to work as a dance artist with Daghdha Dance Company. In addition to working as an independent contemporary dance artist, Angie is Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities, under the auspices of the Daughters of Charity Service, Limerick. Angie has received funding for her own work from the Arts Council, Culture Ireland, the Mid-West Regional Authority and Limerick City and County Council. Lately, Angie received the Arts Grant Funding- Arts Council- to research and develop  “The Ambassadors” in collaboration with American performing artist Colin Gee, Irish dance artists Mark Carberry and Lisa Mcloughlin and American composer/vocalist Erin Gee.

Important Info before joining the class: 

- Please book your place at least 2hrs prior to the start of class. You will receive a link to the class no more than 1hr prior to it beginning. 
- You will need a Computer/Tablet/Phone with internet access for Zoom – placed on a table/chair at eye level. We suggest a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. 
- A clear floor area – free of movable furniture and all other hard objects.
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Please note it is the responsibility of participants to ensure you have a suitable and safe space to move during the class. 

Thu 15 Oct '20

Rhiannon Giddens, photo by Ebru Yildiz, and Colin Dunne, photo by Maurice Gunning
Rhiannon Giddens & Colin Dunne in Concert
Book : Thu 15 Oct '20

Event postponed due to Level 3 restrictions, new date will be announced shortly. If you have any questions about your tickets please email info@dancelimerick.ie. This event is SOLD OUT. 

An unique, cabaret style event held in the beautiful setting of Dance Limerick's performance space, St.John's Church, John's Square. 

Celebrated music artist Rhiannon Giddens (US) and Irish dance artist Colin Dunne, come together for this very special one-off joint concert of solo material and impromptu duets. Places extremely limited, book in tables of 2, 3 or 4.

About Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens is a celebrated artist who excavates the past to reveal truths about our present. A MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, Giddens has been Grammy-nominated six times, and won once, for her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a group she co-founded. She was nominated this year for her collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, there is no Other (2019), an album that is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.

She has performed for the Obamas at the White House and acted in two seasons of the hit television series Nashville. Giddens has been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning, the New York Times, and NPR’s Fresh Air, among other outlets. She is featured in Ken Burns’s Country Music series, which aired on PBS last fall. In 2019, Giddens also formed the band Our Native Daughters with three other black female banjo players and contributed to and produced their album Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019), which tells stories of historic black womanhood and survival.

Pitchfork has said of her “few artists are so fearless and so ravenous in their exploration,” and Smithsonian Magazine calls her “an electrifying artist who brings alive the memories of forgotten predecessors, white and black.”

About Colin Dunne 

Colin Dunne is a leading figure in the world of traditional Irish dance. He collaborates across dance, music and theatre performance platforms in Ireland and internationally.

His first solo show Out of Time (2008), was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award in London for outstanding achievement in dance, and toured internationally until 2016 including performances at Biennale de Lyon, Barbican, London and Baryshnikov Arts Centre, NY. His most recent solo show CONCERT, based on the music of Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts, received the 2018 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Award for Music Collaboration in 2018.

Recent collaborations include: Session (2019) with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Whitby (2017) with Joan Sheehy, Edges of Light (2016 commissioned by Music Network), and 20 Dancers for the XX Century (2015 Boris Charmatz, at the Tate Museum London).

Important Information about Visiting Dance Limerick:

- Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures before visiting Dance Limerick, find them HERE.
- Ticket prices include booking fee
- No exchanges or refunds
- Wheelchair spaces available, please let us know in advance if a space is required
- No late comers admitted to once performance commences
- Limited parking available in John's Square
- Find us at this Eircode V94 RRH6

Wed 21 Oct '20

Jenny Roche
Professional Classes Online
Book : Wed 21 Oct '20 to Wed 11 Nov '20

Please note these classes are now being presented live via Zoom due to Level 3 Restrictions for Covid-19. Once you reserve your ticket for the class you will be sent the Zoom link to join at 9:30am on the morning of the class. 

Join choreographer and course director of MA in Contemporary Dance at UL Jenny Roche for a series of morning classes this October and November. Suitable for professional dance artists and advanced students.

Wed 28 Oct '20

Jenny Roche
Professional Classes Online
Book : Wed 21 Oct '20 to Wed 11 Nov '20

Please note these classes are now being presented live via Zoom due to Level 3 Restrictions for Covid-19. Once you reserve your ticket for the class you will be sent the Zoom link to join at 9:30am on the morning of the class. 

Join choreographer and course director of MA in Contemporary Dance at UL Jenny Roche for a series of morning classes this October and November. Suitable for professional dance artists and advanced students.

Thu 29 Oct '20

Photo by Luca Truffarelli
The Here Trio - Liz Roche Company
Thu 29 Oct '20

Performance Cancelled due to Level 5 restrictions. All tickets holder will be contacted by the Box Office for refunds, email info@dancelimerick.ie for queries. 

The Here Trio premiered in Belfast in February 2020 one week after Brexit. Performed as part of a programme of work around Boundaries and Belonging The Here Trio challenges preconceived ideas about the right to belong in a place and reflects on our impermanent existence in the rapidly changing environments we inhabit. The dancers movements convey bodies that are slightly 'out-side' of themselves, agitated and driven, even stressed. Voices are independent from their speakers, images fracture and reform, and the senses are stuck in over exaggerated comparisons. Time doesn't flow, but hiccups along, with memories and imagined histories erupting throughout. The piece is made in close collaboration with videographer and sound designer Luca Truffarelli and with lighting designer Stephen Dodd and composer Bryan O’Connell.

For this upcoming performance at Dance Limerick, The Here Trio will be reworked taking into consideration social distancing restrictions and the new environment and conditions for live performance due to the Covid pandemic. The piece will move between the original and the new live performance with an increased emphasis on film throughout. This creates new resonances with the idea of what it means to be "here", especially now as we navigate this turbulent moment of change in our lives."

Choreographed by Liz Roche
Dancers Ryan O'Neill, Sarah Cerneaux and Glὸria Ros Abellana
Lighting by Stephen Dodd
Original Music Bryan O'Connell
Sound design and visuals Luca Truffarelli

Important Information about Visiting Dance Limerick:

- Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures before visiting Dance Limerick, find them HERE.
- Ticket prices include booking fee
- No exchanges or refunds
- Wheelchair spaces available, please let us know in advance if a space is required
- No late comers admitted to once performance commences
- Limited parking available in John's Square
- Find us at this Eircode V94 RRH6

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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