Monday, April 1, 2019

Thu 04 Apr '19

MERLIN by Iseli-Chiodi Dance Company
Book : Thu 04 Apr '19

Presented as part of Limerick Fringe festival, 3-6 April 2019.

Supported by an original soundtrack, striking costumes and an outstanding international cast, MERLIN is a dark tale instilled by the protean spirit of the eponym character.

Merlin is a dance-theatre quintet with a cast of five outstanding international performers. An emotional, engaging and physical dance work. Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli, in collaboration with a group of artists, present a rigorously structured group piece, chiselled choreography colliding with intuitive impulse: a mix of individual urge, group synchronicity, chaos and order. MERLIN aims to merge animalism and finesse, in the choreography as much as in the movement vocabulary.

Jostling with rational narrative and swimming in the substance of myth, MERLIN dives into body textures to invoke tales, pagan carnivals, dark waters, Orphic themes, monsters, wild animals, a battered queen, a shamanic devil, a strong-headed child-woman, countless images that resonate in our hearts, the fading of time, and of course, Merlin himself, and his mischievous grin.

Credits

Concept and artistic direction: Alexandre Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi
Choreography: Alexandre Iseli & Jazmin Chiodi, with the dancers
Contribution to the choreographic research: Lorenzo Dallai
Dancers: Jazmin Chiodi, Clara Protar, Kiko López, Sarah Ryan, Alexandre Iseli​​​​​​​
Creatives: Oscar Mascareñas (Music), Pierre Canitrot (Costumes), Kevin Smith (Lighting Design)

Warning - The piece contains partial nudity.

Funded by

Merlin was funded by the Arts Council under the Project Awards scheme, co-produced by Tipperary Dance Platform and commissioned by Dance East. Creation and production supported by residences at Tipperary Excel Arts Centre, EiMA Creation Centre, Compagnie Marie Lenfant, Project Arts Centre, Tig Roy. Early developments of the project were supported by Hélène Cathala, Le Grand Studio, Dublin Dance Festival, Fringe LAB, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Lorenzo Dallai and Oran Leong.

About Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli

Jazmín Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli are resident artists at Tipperary Dance Platform, with the support of Tipperary County Council, Tipperary Excel Arts Centre and the Arts Council under the Dance Artist in Residency Award and have been touring internationally with the support of Culture Ireland.

www.iselichiodi.com

Mon 15 Apr '19

Dance Burst Easter Camp
Book : Mon 15 Apr '19 to Tue 16 Apr '19

Monday 16 & Tuesday 16 April // 10am-2pm 

Dance Burst is a two day dance workshop for young people aged 10-15yrs who are curious about dance. During the camp you will try out 5 different dance styles: Contemporary dance, Kpop, Break Dance, Ballet and Bollywood with experienced teachers Celina, Rachel, Tobi, Salma and Vidya. 

Join us for 2 days of fun, laughter and dance discovery this Easter and we'll keep your feet moving! 

 

- No refunds or returns
- Suitable for 10-15yrs 

Tue 16 Apr '19

Dance Burst Easter Camp
Book : Mon 15 Apr '19 to Tue 16 Apr '19

Monday 16 & Tuesday 16 April // 10am-2pm 

Dance Burst is a two day dance workshop for young people aged 10-15yrs who are curious about dance. During the camp you will try out 5 different dance styles: Contemporary dance, Kpop, Break Dance, Ballet and Bollywood with experienced teachers Celina, Rachel, Tobi, Salma and Vidya. 

Join us for 2 days of fun, laughter and dance discovery this Easter and we'll keep your feet moving! 

 

- No refunds or returns
- Suitable for 10-15yrs 

Thu 18 Apr '19

Morning Class with Mary Nunan
Thu 18 Apr '19

This class introduces techniques (Mary calls them principles) to support you to come at your movement from a number of different angles. It provides for structured explorations into movement impulses (attuning to breath, relationship with gravity) and ‘directional spatial awareness’ (using Space as a support for movement, sensing Space as a surface – a dancing partner): z(ero)ing. The content will include some specific movement material and also some improvisational tasks. Mary’s approach to teaching has slowly evolved over many years and is strongly informed by principles and practices drawn from:  Erick Hawkins contemporary dance technique, Post-Modern release-based dance techniques, Somatics and Authentic Movement and the practice of Meditation. If you have specific questions about aspects of your own technique please bring them along and they can be included in the class.

Thu 25 Apr '19

Slap and Tickle - Liz Aggiss
Book : Thu 25 Apr '19

SLAP AND TICKLE is a dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores, forays and sexual taboos. Liz Aggiss places herself centre stage in this solo performance in a vociferously moving and disorientating display of contradictions and interpretations, on girls, ladies, women, mummys, mothers, bitches and dogs, pensioners and senior citizens. Decoding mythologies, platitudes, refrains and old wives tales, this performance navigates itself into a feminist soup; it is push and pull, punishment and reward, slap and tickle……all the way home.

Conceived, written, choreographed and performed by Liz Aggiss, SLAP AND TICKLE beats a path through the personal and historical. The stage is littered with an aural and visual collage; from archive and cover versions, to radio nostalgia and contemporary reference. The performance lurches relentlessly from spoken word to expressionist and music hall movement and gesture, from costume change to prop manipulation.

The performance is driven by content that embodies feminist dance practices, is framed by the politics that challenge and resist the ‘authority’ of formal conventions, revising attitudes towards mature female visibility.

Strictly Over 18s Show

The hilarious tickle never undermines the serious slap in this solo – sheer brilliance.” Mary Brennan The Herald

empowering, liberating and moving” Courtney Chapman arthursseat.net

With the spit of punk and the polish of ballet, Liz Aggiss transformed into a singular provocateur” Lorna Irvine Exeunt Magazine

a very funny solo piece… no need for Aggiss to bemoan the lack of opportunities facing older women in the theatre, because she puts herself centre stage through her live art practice.” Lyn Gardner

………….personal, pertinent and potent”. Sarah Kent londondance.com

sidesplittingly funny, entertainingly choreographed and spectacularly devoid of ordinariness or political correctness”. Niki McWilliams theatre bubble 

‘’Divided into three acts, Slap & Tickle is a vaudevillian journey through the Ages of Woman. It’s crammed with musical hall leitmotifs; Aggiss punctuates her subversive nursery rhymes and joyously grotesque phrases with shouts of, “Come on everybody! Let’s have a party!……..There’s a giddy, sinister air to the whole show” KA Bradley Exeunt Magazine

Liz Aggiss Biography

Born on Nanny Goats Common, Dagenham, Essex, a post war baby, into a repressive era in the suburbs, where parents were truly in charge and children were seen and not heard, Liz Aggiss never had a clue who she was or what she wanted to do, she just knew she would like to be seen and heard. After cantering into the sunset, as soon as was decently possible, she accidentally stumbled into the arts and started moving in a mysterious manner and shouting………rather a lot.

From her days in the early 80’s supporting punk legends The Stranglers with her visual cabaret troupe The Wild Wigglers, to her classic solo Grotesque Dancer (1986), to her dance/opera duet Falling Apart at the Seams (1994), to her BBC TV award winning dance film Motion Control (2002), to her Guerrilla Dance interventions (2008), to her unconventional Performance Lecture Survival Tactics (2010), to her cross disciplinary performance The English Channel (2014), to her dark humoured feminist soup Slap and Tickle (2017), Liz Aggiss has, for the past 40 years, been re(de)fining her own brand of British contemporary dance performance and blurring the boundaries between high art and popular culture.

Sat 27 Apr '19

Limerick Youth Dance Company
LYDC Debut Performance
Book : Sat 27 Apr '19

Limerick Youth Dance Company plus guests Laois Youth Dance Ensemble and Tipperary Youth Dance Company host a free triple bill dance performance at Dance Limerick's unique church venue. 

Limerick Youth Dance Company, directed by choreographer Rachel Sheil, present their new piece 'Elevate'. Elevate is a celebration of life from the perspective of 5 young women. This dance piece aims to push limits, challenge possibilities and question the idea of what the word "feminine" means. We hold the potential to be everything. This piece explores that potential.

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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

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