Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Tue 01 Jun '21

Contemporary Dance Classes for adults. Photo by Don Moloney
Contemporary Dance Classes
Book : Tue 04 May '21 to Tue 08 Jun '21

The current term is now underway, drop-in class rates available. If you would like to join the entire term at a discounted rate, please email info@dancelimerick.ie. Recordings of classes you missed are available. 

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. 

About Teacher Angie Smalis

Angie trained and worked  professionally as a dance artist in Greece before moving to Vienna, Austria in 2001 to join the Viennese Opera (VolksOper Wien). She relocated to Limerick in 2003 to join Daghdha Dance Company. She is an independent contemporary dance artist, Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre, and Founder and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities under the auspices of The Daughters of Charity Service, Limerick.

Notice: Before booking a class, please read the below sections: 1. Important Information, 2. You Will Need, 3. Disclaimer, and Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist.

1. Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

2. ​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, 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! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

3. Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

For more info email info@dancelimerick.ie.

Wed 02 Jun '21

Ballet for Improvers. PHOTO BY IIONA VIRGIN
Ballet for Improvers
Book : Wed 05 May '21 to Wed 09 Jun '21

The current term is now underway, drop-in class rates available. If you would like to join the entire term at a discounted rate, please email info@dancelimerick.ie. Recordings of classes you missed are available. 

This class is suitable for people with recent ballet experience. The class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm. The class will take the form or a traditional structured class consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises.

We also offer a Ballet for Beginners class, more info here.

About the Teacher Patricia Crosbie 

Born in Cork, Patricia Crosbie was a member of Irish National Ballet Company for 6 years, dancing leading roles in many of the classics, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Cinderella. Patricia was a principle with London Ballet Theatre and Vienna Festival Ballet.

She toured worldwide with the renowned rock band, The Kinks, choreographing and performing in their concerts. Patricia taught ballet, pointe work, classical repertoire and jazz ballet on the Diploma in Dance course at Cork’s College of Further Education (CSN) for 12 years. Patricia is Ballet Mistress with Cork City Ballet for whom she has choreographed many ballets, including her critically acclaimed, full-length, ballet of J M Syng’s The Playboy of the Western World. She has conducted workshops and Masterclasses for Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Irish National Youth Ballet, Cork Youth Ballet, Cork School of Dance and Plan Be Movement among others.

Patricia is Ballet Tutor on the MA and BA Dance courses at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.

Notice: Before booking a class please read our: Important Information | You Will Need | Disclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, free of movable furniture and all other hard objects
- A chair for balance
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

For more info email info@dancelimerick.ie.

Ballet for Beginners. Photo by Iiona Virgin
Ballet for Beginners
Book : Wed 05 May '21 to Wed 09 Jun '21

The current term is now underway, drop-in class rates available. If you would like to join the entire term at a discounted rate, please email info@dancelimerick.ie. Recordings of classes you missed are available. 

This class is an introduction to the world of ballet. You will learn ballet positions and patterns, and gain knowledge around popular ballet styles. 

The class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility and coordination. 

About Teacher Laura Macken: Laura Macken trained at The Irish National College of Dance and joined Dublin City Ballet as a student member at the age of 15. Dancing with the company for several years Laura danced corps de ballet and solo roles in ballets such as Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, Pas de Quatre, and Gisele. Laura teaches company classes and has worked as rehearsal director for John Scott Dance, she has assisted with John’s work on Step Up dance project in 2013 and 2018, as well as his work with students at the University of Limerick.

Notice: Before booking a class please read our: Important Information You Will Need Disclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

We also offer a Ballet for Improvers class, more info here.

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it.

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, 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! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

For more info email info@dancelimerick.ie.

Tue 08 Jun '21

Contemporary Dance Classes for adults. Photo by Don Moloney
Contemporary Dance Classes
Book : Tue 04 May '21 to Tue 08 Jun '21

The current term is now underway, drop-in class rates available. If you would like to join the entire term at a discounted rate, please email info@dancelimerick.ie. Recordings of classes you missed are available. 

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. 

About Teacher Angie Smalis

Angie trained and worked  professionally as a dance artist in Greece before moving to Vienna, Austria in 2001 to join the Viennese Opera (VolksOper Wien). She relocated to Limerick in 2003 to join Daghdha Dance Company. She is an independent contemporary dance artist, Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre, and Founder and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities under the auspices of The Daughters of Charity Service, Limerick.

Notice: Before booking a class, please read the below sections: 1. Important Information, 2. You Will Need, 3. Disclaimer, and Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist.

1. Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

2. ​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, 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! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

3. Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

For more info email info@dancelimerick.ie.

Wed 09 Jun '21

Ballet for Improvers. PHOTO BY IIONA VIRGIN
Ballet for Improvers
Book : Wed 05 May '21 to Wed 09 Jun '21

The current term is now underway, drop-in class rates available. If you would like to join the entire term at a discounted rate, please email info@dancelimerick.ie. Recordings of classes you missed are available. 

This class is suitable for people with recent ballet experience. The class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness and rhythm. The class will take the form or a traditional structured class consisting of a warm up, barre and centre exercises.

We also offer a Ballet for Beginners class, more info here.

About the Teacher Patricia Crosbie 

Born in Cork, Patricia Crosbie was a member of Irish National Ballet Company for 6 years, dancing leading roles in many of the classics, including Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Cinderella. Patricia was a principle with London Ballet Theatre and Vienna Festival Ballet.

She toured worldwide with the renowned rock band, The Kinks, choreographing and performing in their concerts. Patricia taught ballet, pointe work, classical repertoire and jazz ballet on the Diploma in Dance course at Cork’s College of Further Education (CSN) for 12 years. Patricia is Ballet Mistress with Cork City Ballet for whom she has choreographed many ballets, including her critically acclaimed, full-length, ballet of J M Syng’s The Playboy of the Western World. She has conducted workshops and Masterclasses for Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Irish National Youth Ballet, Cork Youth Ballet, Cork School of Dance and Plan Be Movement among others.

Patricia is Ballet Tutor on the MA and BA Dance courses at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick.

Notice: Before booking a class please read our: Important Information | You Will Need | Disclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, free of movable furniture and all other hard objects
- A chair for balance
- The best floor surfaces are carpet, lino or wood, dancing on ceramic kitchen tiles or concrete is to be avoided please! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

For more info email info@dancelimerick.ie.

Ballet for Beginners. Photo by Iiona Virgin
Ballet for Beginners
Book : Wed 05 May '21 to Wed 09 Jun '21

The current term is now underway, drop-in class rates available. If you would like to join the entire term at a discounted rate, please email info@dancelimerick.ie. Recordings of classes you missed are available. 

This class is an introduction to the world of ballet. You will learn ballet positions and patterns, and gain knowledge around popular ballet styles. 

The class promotes fitness, good posture, balance, flexibility and coordination. 

About Teacher Laura Macken: Laura Macken trained at The Irish National College of Dance and joined Dublin City Ballet as a student member at the age of 15. Dancing with the company for several years Laura danced corps de ballet and solo roles in ballets such as Coppelia, The Nutcracker, Les Sylphides, Pas de Quatre, and Gisele. Laura teaches company classes and has worked as rehearsal director for John Scott Dance, she has assisted with John’s work on Step Up dance project in 2013 and 2018, as well as his work with students at the University of Limerick.

Notice: Before booking a class please read our: Important Information You Will Need Disclaimer | Dance Limerick at Home Safety Checklist

We also offer a Ballet for Improvers class, more info here.

Important Information

These online classes take place live on Zoom with the option of watching a recording of the class if you missed it.

​You will receive an email at least 1 hour before the class starts, with details of how to access the online class including the Zoom link. If you do not receive an email, please contact emer@dancelimerick.ie.

​You Will Need

- A device with access to the internet and audio, placed on a table/chair at eye level. We recommend a laptop or computer if possible as it means you will see the other participants as well as the teacher. - A clear space to move in, 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! 
- Comfortable Clothes you can move in 

Disclaimer

When participating in our online classes at home, you are doing so at your own risk. Dance Limerick cannot be held responsible or liable for any injury to yourself, or damage to any personal property that may occur. We have put together a checklist to help minimise risk to yourself and those around you.

For more info email info@dancelimerick.ie.

Mon 14 Jun '21 to Fri 18 Jun '21

child dancing
WHAT NEXT DANCE CLUBS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Mon 14 Jun '21 to Fri 18 Jun '21

WHAT NEXT dance festival presents creative dance workshops suitable for young people aged 7-12yrs. Led by our highly experienced tutors, the sessions are a fun introduction to movement through creative dance. Children will be encouraged to use their imagination & develop their creativity, while building confidence and strength.

These energetic workshops are an ideal way to get young people moving, while helping to promote a positive mindset, and improving overall wellbeing. 

Suitable for schools, days and times are flexible. For more information and for fees please email info@dancelimerick.ie or call 061 400 994.   

Additional Info:

- 45 mins workshops with max 20 students per session.
- Taking place between Monday 14 - Friday 18 June 2021 (please get in touch about workshops outside of the festival dates).
- Outdoor space preferable if weather allows and is suitable (e.g. basketball court), otherwise large ventilated hall will work.
- Teachers should stay with the group during the workshops.
- Young people should wear comfortable clothes they can move in, and may be dancing in trainers and/or socks.
- Dance Limerick’s teachers are vetted through our organisation.

Return to Festival Calendar here

Tue 15 Jun '21

Water
Bodies of Water Reading Group
Book : Tue 15 Jun '21

Choice of dates: 15 June, 6pm (presented via Zoom) or 18 June, 2:00pm (in-person at Dance Limerick, John's Square)

This is an invitation to share a body of text with you, to read aloud together and to hydrate our interconnected feminist thinking and embodiment. At a time where our bodies are high-risk entities of contagion, how do we connect? How do we embrace our fluidity, allowing for our bodies to be porous, leaky and full of force whilst connecting with care to each other and our environment?

I am a singular, dynamic whorl dissolving in a complex, fluid circulation. - Astrida Neimanis

Hydrofeminism explores solidarity across watery selves, across bodies of water. It highlights that we are all involved in this through watery interactions and circulations. Water flows through bodies, species and materialities, connecting them for better or worse. In this aqueous circulation we absorb and leave traces, that are often invisible to the ones who take a sip. With this reading group I want to share a selected watery text with you by giving it voice through reading it aloud together and allowing for the ripples of dialogue to expand.

Hosted by Isabella Oberländer.

Note: Each participant will to read aloud by booking this event, limited capacity.

Return to Festival Calendar here.

Supported by the Arts Council Bursary Award.

Thu 17 Jun '21

A young woman looks over her shoulder with a red vase balancing on her head.
BABAE by Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Book : Thu 17 Jun '21

In BABAE, Joy Alpuerto Ritter examines inherited vocabularies, reconfiguring what it means to summon the power and mystical practices of woman as witch. Combining her roots in Philippine folk dance, classical training and vocabulary of hip hop and voguing, BABAE is a one woman interplay between the animalistic and sensual qualities of ritual and power.

Prior to the screening, there will be an official Festival Welcome by WHAT NEXT curators Catherine Young and Jenny Traynor.

Joy Alpuerto Ritter is an Aerowaves 2020 Artist.

Return to the Festival Calendar here

IMPORTANT TICKET INFO: There are 2 ticket types for this performance stream, Watch at Dance Limerick, and Watch at Home. 

Watch at Dance Limerick Ticket: View the performance stream on Dance Limerick's cinema screen in our beautiful venue in John's Square, St.John's Church. Numbers extremely limited due to social distancing restrictions and Covid-19 safety guidelines, the ticket includes a table for 2 people. For Dance Limerick's full Covid-19 Safety guidelines click here.

Watch at Home Ticket: You will receive a link to view the stream from your home, BABAE is available to stream from Thursday 17 June, 6pm until Tuesday 22 June at 11:59pm.

Choreography & Performance: Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Music Composer: Vincenzo Lamagna
Lighting Designer: Arne Schmitt / Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Costume: Lan Behrendt DYAO
Artistic Assistant: Lukas Steltner

Fri 18 Jun '21

Woman weraing a green dress with her hands in the air
Lost, Found & Discovered: Professional Workshop with Philippa Donnellan
Book : Fri 18 Jun '21

LOST, FOUND and DISCOVERED | Creating Dance Narratives

WHAT NEXT festival artist, and curator for DL.BRIDGE, Philippa Donnellan leads an online professional dance workshop, suitable for dance artists and advanced students.

This workshop offers guided exploration involving contemporary choreography, discussion and movement-based improvisation. A physically dynamic process, it invites people to tap into their memories and unlock their imaginations to reveal something LOST, FOUND and DISCOVERED – and from this to create personal choreographic narratives.

To find out more about Philippa's WOMEN & WORK, THE CONTRACT free taster workshop on Monday 14 June, here.

Return to Festival Calendar here.

Fri 18 Jun '21 to Sun 20 Jun '21

Step Up dance project Commissions
Step Up Triple Bill
Book : Fri 18 Jun '21 to Sun 20 Jun '21

Step Up dance project celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2020, and to mark the occasion the project commissioned three past participants to make a new solo work to present at WHAT NEXT dance festival 2021. The commission offered the successful artists support in developing a new solo work in collaboration with another dancer from the programme. We are delighted to present three very special performance streams by the successful artists, and their collaborators, at WHAT NEXT dance festival 2021.

AFTER ACCEPTANCE by Aliina Lindroos 

'After Acceptance' describes an ambitious goal, an end sight of a mourning process of grief. It points out to a place or a state, which materialises after coming to terms with a deeply impacting event. Whether it is brought upon by a profound change, a personal loss, an end of something or someone, it has the power to cast an all-encompassing shadow. The performance examines the different qualities of grief as well as their physical manifestations. At times it stands quietly, completely still in a corner staring back at oneself. Other times it bursts out in silent screams, wrenching the limbs unexpectedly. It may weigh one down as if the body liquifies and slips through floor-boards. Solace can emerge from the smallest of details.

PAINTING THE FRUIT by Chrissie Ardill

A closeted artist filled with rage and violence, living a life framed by plague, death and religious imagery. A man fleeing imagined demons and real death sentences, who never painted a female nude but painted his own decapitated head more than once. This film explores the darkness and the glimpses of light in the short life and famous work of the artist Caravaggio using dance and aerial harness.

REMEMBERING SELF by Rebecca Lee 

It has been said that ‘Memories are all we get to keep from our experience of living, and the only perspective that we can adopt as we think of our lives is therefore that of the remembering self’. By exploring how the way we recall the past, may differ from those with the same shared experience, I am interested to question how significant a role this has in shaping the people we become. Danced to an original soundscape, we witness a reflection on one’s memories and get a glimpse into some of the treasured moments passed of Rocio Dominguez.

Step Up dance project is a partnership between Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland, the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick and the Arts Council, which aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice in Ireland. It is curated by international choreographer Marguerite Donlon.

Return to Festival Calendar here.

IMPORTANT TICKET INFO: There are 2 ticket types for this performance stream, Watch at Dance Limerick, and Watch at Home. 

Watch at Dance Limerick Ticket: View the performance stream on Dance Limerick's cinema screen in our beautiful venue in John's Square, St.John's Church. Numbers extremely limited due to social distancing restrictions and Covid-19 safety guidelines, the ticket includes a table for 2 people. For Dance Limerick's full Covid-19 Safety guidelines click here.

Watch at Home Ticket: You will receive a link to view the stream from your home, STEP UP COMMISSIONS PROGRAMME is available to stream from Friday 18 June at 6pm until Wednesday 23 June at 11:59pm. 

Production Credits

AFTER ACCEPTANCE
Choreography: Aliina Lindroos in collaboration with Millie Daniel-Dempsey
Performer: Millie Daniel-Dempsey
Lighting design: Gearóid O hAllmhuráin
Set: Aliina Lindroos 
Video: Lucy Dawson and Shane Vaughan

PAINTING THE FRUIT
Choregraphy: Chrissie Ardill
Performer: Ryan O’Neill
Costume: Barbra Kolasinski

REMEMBERING SELF
Choreography: Rebecca LeePerformer: Rocio Domínguez
Video Production: Crude Media
Director of Photography: Shane Serrano
Camera Operator/AC: Wojtek Kwiatkowski
Sound designer: Dave Delgado (Joone)
Voices by: Gladys Milillo, Matías Domínguez, Victoria Tello, Carolina Ciampichini
Lighting: Gearóid O hAllmhuráin
Visuals: Farside studio & Gearóid O hAllmhuráin
Makeup artist: Shannen Falvey
With thanks to Dance Limerick, Stephanie Dufresne & Ángela Ferro

 

Sat 19 Jun '21

5 people
CONTEXT, RELEVANCE & SUSTAINABILITY
Book : Sat 19 Jun '21

The Artist plays a critical role in society reflecting on life, inspiring possibility, fostering connection, wellbeing and creativity. Artists are vital in the creation of a healthy society. Although this has always been so, the Pandemic has reignited our recognition of the importance of art in our lives. How can we harness this moving forward and strengthen the symbiotic relationships between the arts and wider society?

Prof. Nicholas Rowe, Lisa Fingleton, Maria Nilsson Waller, Stace Gill & Philippa Donnellan, join us to discuss and reflect on how the arts can provide expression for life and the places and communities in which we live.

IMPORTANT TICKET INFO: There are 2 ticket types for this panel discussion, Watch at Dance Limerick, and Watch at Home. 

Watch at Dance Limerick Ticket: View the panel discussion stream live on Dance Limerick's cinema screen in our beautiful venue in John's Square, St.John's Church. Numbers extremely limited due to social distancing restrictions and Covid-19 safety guidelines, the ticket includes a table for 2 people. For Dance Limerick's full Covid-19 Safety guidelines click here.

Watch at Home Ticket: You will receive a Zoom link to join the panel audience. 

About Lisa Fingleton

Lisa Fingleton is an ecological artist, writer and grower. Living and working on a small organic, social farm near the sea, she has spent many years cultivating deep-rooted connections between art, food and farming. Her book The Local Food Project explores the power of growing and eating local food. Lisa is concerned about the fact that we are importing so much of our food and losing the capacity to be self sufficient, despite what we know about climate change and carbon footprint. For the last number of years she has been working closely with her partner Rena Blake on The Barna Way, an ecological art and biodiversity project on their farm. Last year they planted 10,000 native trees on their land. 

Read more about Lisa here.

About Prof. Nicholas Rowe 

Nicholas Rowe is a graduate of the Australian Ballet School and holds a PhD from the London Contemporary Dance School, University of Kent at Canterbury. He has choreographed and performed with The Finnish National Ballet, Australian Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Nomad Dance Theatre, Modern Dance Turkey and Ramallah Dance Theatre.

Read more about Nicholas here

About Maria Nilsson Waller

Maria Nilsson Waller is a freelance dance artist and choreographer who also designs sound, set and costume. She was elected "Hoffnungsträgerin" (bearer of hope) 2015 by Tanzmagazine. Her work has been described as idiosyncratic, mesmerizing, pure, quirkily humorous and as poetry from the lingonberry forest.

Read more about Maria here.

About Stace Gill 

Stace Gill is a composer, dancer and video artist, and co-founder of Flora Fauna Project along with Maria Nilsson Waller. She is the creative director or D-LIGHT STUDIOS and is also known as electronica band The Sei.

Read more about Stace here.

About Philippa Donnellan

Philippa Donnellan is an independent professional dance artist and choreographer, and the curator for the new Dance Limerick initiative DL.BRIDGE. Her creative practice is collaborative and multi-disciplinary and focuses on exploring themes and stories that respond to the place and time in which we live, by engaging with varied communities of age, experience, culture, and location.

Read more about Philippa and DL.BRIDGE here.

Return to Festival Calendar here.

 

PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP WITH SUNG IM HER
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP WITH SUNG IM HER
Book : Sat 19 Jun '21

WHAT NEXT festival artist Sung Im Her leads a professional dance workshop, suitable for dance artists and advanced students. 

Return to Festival Calendar here.

About Sung Im Her

Born in Seoul, South Korea, Sung Im Her obtained a master’s degree in contemporary dance at Han-Sung University, worked with Ji-Gu dance theatre for six years and then moved to Brussels to study at P.A.R.T.S. (2004-2006). In 2006 and 2008 she worked with Jan Fabre/Troubleyn for the solo Quando l’uomo principale e une donna and the group work Je suis Sang. She joined Les ballets C de la B in 2008 to collaborate on and perform in Ashes. In 2009 Sung Im Her first collaborated with Needcompany for This door is too small (for a bear). Since then she collaborated as dancer, choreographer and choreographic director in many creations for both Grace Ellen Barkey and Jan Lauwers: The House of our Fathers (2010), Marketplace76 (2012), Mush-Room (2013), Odd but True (2013) and more.

In 2011, she joined physical theatre company Abattoir Fermé as performer on Monkey and later BUKO (2016) and Hotel Poseidon (2019). In 2016, she moved to London and was selected for Testbeds Catalyst, a year-long programme for mid-career artists. She developed ideas around global citizenship, borders and home. Her solo You Are Okay! (2017) includes live illustrations by So-mang Lee and attracted co-production support in Belgium, Korea, UK and Germany. In 2018 she was commissioned by Counterpoint Arts to create the site-specific work Human Wall for Refugee Week at the V&A Museum in London. Since then she developed two new works: NUTCRUSHER and W.A.Y, both commissioned by the Korean Arts Council and premiering in Seoul at the ARKO theatre in January and September 2019 respectively.

Three performers making exaggerated faces.
NO FOLLOWING by Rachel Sheil
Book : Sat 19 Jun '21

This Thunderous Trio is going to give you a tutorial on how to make human cake! With layers that include joy, the inner child, separation, reunion, isolation, total destruction and a permanent sense of existential dread! There will be shadows coming to the surface, but let's not think about that too much... let's just keep playing... 

With the help of our friends Calvin & Kuzco, this trio will use Airbending, Hip-Hop, Live Music and our Blue Guitar Cable to make sure you never have to think about your abandonment issues! Don't fret, a permanent degree of separation will solve all your problems and before you know it, you'll be making human cake with all the layers, just like your favourite cartoon characters!

Terms and conditions apply. No cartoon characters were harmed in the making of this dance.

Length: Approx. 25 minutes.

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IMPORTANT TICKET INFO: There are 2 ticket types for this performance stream, Watch at Dance Limerick, and Watch at Home. 

Watch at Dance Limerick Ticket: View the performance stream on Dance Limerick's cinema screen in our beautiful venue in John's Square, St.John's Church. Numbers extremely limited due to social distancing restrictions and Covid-19 safety guidelines, the ticket includes a table for 2 people. For Dance Limerick's full Covid-19 Safety guidelines click here.

Watch at Home Ticket: You will receive a link to view the stream from your home, NO FOLLOWING is available to stream from Saturday 19 June, 3pm until Thursday 24 June at 11:59pm.

Choreographer: Rachel Sheil
Performers: Rachel Sheil, Mateusz Szczerek, Gavan Bourke
Lighting: Gearóid Ó hAllmhurain
Video: Shane Vaughan & Lucy Dawson
Special Thanks: Kevin Coquelard 

Supported by Arts Council Ireland and Dance Limerick Associate Artist Residency.

Three dancers with backs to viewer, with hands on hips wearing colourful leggins
NUTCRUSHER by Sung Im Her
Book : Sat 19 Jun '21

Starkly repetitive and energetic, NUTCRUSHER looks at sexual objectification and power by questioning how we relate to our bodies, how they are presented and re-presented, and how cultural context affects this. Sung Im Her is interested in how her three identities of woman, performer and migrant intersect, especially in relation to the #metoo and #timesup movements that began in the west and had a huge impact in Korea. The #metoo and #timesup movement in Korea was severely repressed. When allegations/stories started to come to the surface, it had an explosive effect. The work is also informed by experiences of being looked at in unnerving and disempowering ways. With NUTCRUSHER, Sung Im Her draws our attention to the gaze, to how we look and what effect that may have.

To find out more about Sung Im Her's Professional Workshop on 18 June click here.

Return to Festival Calendar here

IMPORTANT TICKET INFO: There are 2 ticket types for this performance stream, Watch at Dance Limerick, and Watch at Home. 

Watch at Dance Limerick Ticket: View the performance stream on Dance Limerick's cinema screen in our beautiful venue in John's Square, St.John's Church. Numbers extremely limited due to social distancing restrictions and Covid-19 safety guidelines, the ticket includes a table for 2 people. For Dance Limerick's full Covid-19 Safety guidelines click here.

Watch at Home Ticket: You will receive a link to view the stream from your home, NUTCRUSHER is available to stream from Saturday 19 June, 5pm until Thursday 24 June at 11:59pm.

Choreography: Sung Im Her
Dancers(Original): Yen Ching Lin, Marth Pasakopoulou, Sung Im Her
Music Composer: Jamie Hamilton
Music Editor : Husk Husk
Dramaturge: Philip Stanier
Lighting: Patricia Roldan Polo
Creative Producer: Yoon Hee Yang
Producer (UK) Nikki Tomlinson

Sung Im Her is an Aerowaves Twenty 21 Artist.

WHAT NEXT ARTISTS Q&A
WHAT NEXT ARTIST Q&A with Suzy Blok
Book : Sat 19 Jun '21

Join us for an insightful and interactive panel discussion with our WHAT NEXT dance festival artists, as they discuss their practice, influences, inspiration, and more. This live event is presented via Zoom, and also a very limited number of in-person places at Dance Limerick, where you will have the chance to ask questions & be part of the conversation. Led by Suzy Blok, head of ICK Amsterdam

About Suzy Blok

Suzy Blok is a dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Dutch-Argentinian descent who started her education in various countries in Latin America. She came to the Netherlands at the age of fourteen and graduated from the modern dance education of the Theater School of the Amsterdam School of the Arts .

In 1985 she was one of the founders of the collective modern dance company Glashart . In the period 1989/99 she formed a choreographic duo together with the dancer Christopher Steel . She also worked with various other choreographers and theater makers, including Michael Clark, Stichting Dansproduktie, Independent Theater, Tamara Huilmand and Shusaku Takeuchi. She is currently the head of ICK Amsterdam.

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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