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Wed 22 Aug '18

Kate and Seke
Movement Improvisation Class
Wed 22 Aug '18

This class is part of the first week of Kate Hilder's Percolate Residency at Dance Limerick. Kate and Seke Chimutengwende are spending the week developing their solo and duet improvisation performance practice.

Seke, a dancer, teacher and choreographer based in London, is teaching this class which is open to all adults - no previous experience necessary:

Through guided explorations games and scores we will answer the following questions: What are the choices we can make in terms of space, rhythm and texture in instant composition? Can engaging our senses lead us to material when improvising? How do we create content and structure spontaneously? 

Cost of class: €7 or free for studio subscribers (pay on the door).

Thu 23 Aug '18

Kate and Seke
Double Act: A Studio Performance
Thu 23 Aug '18

Kate Hilder and Seke Chimutengwende improvise with movement, voice and language. They perform without any pre-planned structure or theme, preferring to find both in the moment of performance. Their duets encompass storytelling, humour and abstract expressionism. 

This performance is part of the first week of Kate's Percolate Residency at Dance Limerick where they will be developing their solo and duet improvisation performance practice.

Kate Hilder is a physical theatre practitioner and Feldenkrais teacher who teaches and performs across Europe. She moved to Ireland from the UK two years ago and teaches dance and voice students at the University of Limerick. 

Seke Chimutengwende is a dance-artist, choreographer and teacher based in London. He has performed with companies such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Lost Dog and Fabulous Beast. 

Seke and Kate met in 2006 and have performed together in London, Berlin, Gothenburg, Brighton and Hastings. They have both been profoundly influenced by Ruth Zaporah's work: Action Theater ™ and Andrew Morrish's teaching.

This event is free of charge.

There will also be opportunities to watch Seke and Kate work in the studio during the afternoons of the week beginning 20th August. Please contact Kate at katejhilder@gmail.com or call 085 131 5848 if you are interested

Seke will be teaching a movement improvisation class which is open to all adults (no previous experience necessary) on Wednesday 22nd August from 10 to 11.30am at Dance Limerick, Cost €7 or free for studio subscribers. Click here for details. 

Tue 04 Sep '18

Contemporary Dance for adults
Contemporary Dance for adults
Book : Tue 04 Sep '18 to Tue 23 Oct '18

The aim of these new classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Classes include an introduction to floor-work, partner-work, and improvisation. With space to develop mind/body coordination as well as inner listening, students will be comfortable as first-time dancers or those coming back to movement after a long break. Each session builds on a movement sequence which is mastered by the end of the 6 week period. The teacher facilitates a relaxing yet exciting environment where the body's natural intuition and playfulness will be explored and appreciated.

NB: As September is our busiest term early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Thu 06 Sep '18

Step Up 2018
Step Up Dance - Triple Bill Performance
Book : Thu 06 Sep '18

Step Up Dance, a partnership between the Arts Council, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick and the University of Limerick, now in its 8th year, once again plays host to some of Ireland’s most promising young contemporary dance graduates. Following a national open call we are delighted to introduce the 6 dancers who were selected to take part in the prestigious programme. The Step Up 2018 participants are Rocio Dominguez, Katrina Galvin, Mintesinot Getachew, Rebecca Lee, Evgenia Sizmina & Kathy Young

The dancers have worked intensively with experienced choreographers and tutors culminating in a triple bill performance touring Dance Limerick (6 September), Firkin Crane, Cork (7 September) and Dance House, Dublin (8 September). 

The 3 works which make up the triple bill are: a new work entitled I Call To You by Catherine Young, MinEvent by Merce Cunningham, arranged and staged by Daniel Squire; and Every Gesture by John Scott. 

Ballet for beginners
Ballet for Adult Improvers
Book : Thu 06 Sep '18 to Thu 25 Oct '18

This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness, and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline. It also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. You will learn basic 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. NB: As September is our busiest term early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Ballet for Beginners
Ballet for Adult Beginners
Book : Thu 06 Sep '18 to Thu 25 Oct '18

This class develops good posture, balance, flexibility, coordination, spatial awareness, and rhythm inherent both to Ballet as well as to a healthy body and mind. Ballet is not only a beautiful dance discipline. It also promotes the development of mental concentration and memory recall, together with body toning, strengthening and elongation of the muscular structure. You will learn basic 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. NB: As September is our busiest term early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Sat 08 Sep '18

Dance Club for Tots (2yrs)
Book : Sat 08 Sep '18 to Sat 03 Nov '18

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots 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!

NB: As September is on of our busiest terms early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (3-4YRS)
DANCE CLUB FOR TOTS (3-4YRS)
Book : Sat 08 Sep '18 to Sat 03 Nov '18

Designed to give our youngest dancers a head start, this Dance Club for Tots 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! NB: As September is on of our busiest terms early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

 DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS
DANCE CLUB FOR 5-8YRS
Book : Sat 08 Sep '18 to Sat 03 Nov '18

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. NB: As September is on of our busiest terms early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

 DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS
DANCE CLUB FOR 9-14YRS
Book : Sat 08 Sep '18 to Sat 03 Nov '18

This class will focus on movement creation through play, improvisation and freestyle. Rachel 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. NB: As September is one of our busiest terms early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Tue 11 Sep '18

Contemporary Dance for adults
Contemporary Dance for adults
Book : Tue 04 Sep '18 to Tue 23 Oct '18

The aim of these new classes is to provide an opportunity for participants to develop the skill and confidence to dance with ease.

Classes include an introduction to floor-work, partner-work, and improvisation. With space to develop mind/body coordination as well as inner listening, students will be comfortable as first-time dancers or those coming back to movement after a long break. Each session builds on a movement sequence which is mastered by the end of the 6 week period. The teacher facilitates a relaxing yet exciting environment where the body's natural intuition and playfulness will be explored and appreciated.

NB: As September is our busiest term early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Thu 13 Sep '18

The High Kicks. Photo by Shane Vaughan
Over 50s Dance Project
Thu 13 Sep '18 to Thu 13 Dec '18

Do you enjoy dancing? Would you like to try something new? Come join The High Kicks of Limerick, an ensemble of dancers aged 50+ led by choreographer Kristyn Fontanella.

Learn new moves and enjoy a social dance, the emphasis with these classes will be on having fun!

Sessions are €5 each, 2-3:15pm from Thursday 13 September. Email info@dancelimerick.ie or call 061 400 994 for details. 

No upper age limit - No experience necessary. Come on your own or bring a friend!

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Movement Improvisation Class
Over 50s Dance Project
Double Act: A Studio Performance
Learn to Dance this September

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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