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Limerick Dance Collective Celebrates International Dance Day Limerick Dance Collective Celebrates International Dance Day


Limerick Dance Collective Celebrates International Dance Day



Limerick Dance Collective Celebrates International Dance Day. They are a group of Limerick based professional dance artists, who will celebrate International Dance Day on Friday 29 April with a performance of six new dance works, performed as one piece, entitled Making Space: Changing Ground.  With original sound composed by students of the MA in Music Technology at UL, this performance is a wonderful opportunity to experience creativity and innovation in the atmospheric surroundings and discrete spaces of Dance Limerick. 
Limerick Dance Collective Celebrates International Dance Day

Limerick Dance Collective artists include Lisa Cahill, Lucy Dawson, Kristyn Fontanella, Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín, Isabela Oberländer and Micheál Rowsome.  Introducing this new work, Siobhan Ní Dhuinnín explains “In Making Space: Changing Ground, we examine the relationships we have with the shifting structures of the world around us.  Creating a map of varied and individual responses to three words – Landscape, Mobility and Change – this unique dance performance showcases a fresh and inventive approach to collaboration.  We’re also very excited to be working with students from the MA in Music Technology at UL, as part of this creative, organic process”.

Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, added “We’re delighted to support professional dance artists in Limerick through the Limerick Dance Collective.  This is an exciting initiative and a wonderful opportunity for contemporary dance artists based here to work together, to learn from and inspire each other and to show Limerick audiences the innovation and creativity that exists on their doorstep”.

Limerick Dance Collective is a group of artists who come from a wide variety of dance backgrounds and have choreographic and performance experience at a national and international level.  Many are graduates of the MA in Contemporary Dance at the Irish World Academy at UL who have chosen to remain in Limerick and carve out professional dance careers in the Mid-West.  The Collective was formed in 2015 when Megan Kennedy, then Limerick’s Dance Artist-in-Residence, extended an invitation to dance practitioners based in Limerick to come together to develop a collaborative project.  Now in its second year, the Collective is delighted to have the support of current Dance Artist-in-Residence, Mary Wycherley, in continuing this process of collaboration and creativity, developing new dance movements to share with the people of Limerick.

Dance Limerick is a resource organisation for professional dance in Limerick and beyond.  Through performances, talks, classes, workshops, projects and residencies, Dance Limerick provides opportunities for dance to be created, experienced and discussed in many ways, by all ages. 

Limerick Dance Collective Celebrates International Dance Day

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.