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Jean Butler to Address Limerick Civic Trust Ladies Lunch

American choreographer, Irish dancer and actress, Jean Butler is to speak at the Limerick Civic Trust Ladies Lunch 2018

Jean Butler to Address Limerick Civic Trust Ladies Lunch 2018

Jean Butler, a leading figure in the world of Irish dance performance, will be the guest speaker at the Limerick Civic Trust Ladies Lunch 2018.  This annual fundraising event which supports the work of the Trust takes place on Friday 5th October at No.1 Pery Square Hotel, Limerick from 12.30pm. She is best known for originating the principal female role in the Irish dance theatrical production Riverdance.

Jean Butler is Executive and Artistic Director of Our Steps Foundation. Our Steps Foundation supports initiatives that bring greater awareness, understanding and appreciation to Irish dance as an art form. She originated the female principle roles and co-choreographed Riverdance and Dancing on Dangerous Ground, the latter, which Anna Kisselgoff of the New York Times reviewed as “channelling Irish step dancing into genuine artistic expression.”

Since 2005, she has been working in a contemporary context as a choreographer and performer and holds the position of UCD Fellow in Creative Practice, Director of the UCD Irish Dance Scholars, Assistant Professor of Irish Studies at Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, and recently taught at the prestigious Princeton Atelier.

Butler’s work as a choreographer, performer and academic bridges the gap between a culturally specific practice and a contemporary approach to dance making and thought. She is committed to idiosyncratic exploration within a traditional form and is dedicated to expanding the canon and perception of Irish dance performance.

Limerick Civic Trust was founded in 1982 and was formally inaugurated on the 17th February 1983. Limerick Civic Trust is a self-funding charity, which initiates and undertakes a programme of projects for the general improvements of Limerick’s environment in conjunction with local authorities, state agencies and other interested parties. It is an independent non-profit making voluntary society and is registered as a charity.

Tickets are available through Limerick Civic Trust, call 061 313 399 or email:[email protected]ie

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