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Philippa Donnellan pictured above is curator of DL. BRIDGE Philippa Donnellan pictured above is curator of DL. BRIDGE

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Dance Limerick is thrilled to announce Philippa Donnellan as curator of DL.BRIDGE

Philippa Donnellan pictured above is curator of DL. BRIDGE 

Dance Limerick is thrilled to announce Philippa Donnellan as curator of DL.BRIDGE

Philippa has choregraphed several works for Dance Limerick

Philippa has choregraphed several works for Dance Limerick

DL. BRIDGE is a new pilot programme that aims to strengthen Dance Limerick’s role within Limerick city and promote civic dialogue. Supported through the Arts Council’s Capacity Fund for one year initially, the programme seeks to provide new pathways for individuals and communities to engage with dance and to extend social and artistic exchange that fosters opportunities for people to develop art that is relevant to their lives and environment.

It is envisaged that these diverse, creative experiences will impact positively on people’s lives and wellbeing, and help celebrate and strengthen a sense of place and cultural belonging. The aims and values of DL.BRIDGE are supported by Dance Limerick’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

Curator of the programme Philippa Donnellan said, “I’m thrilled to be joining Dance Limerick to lead this new programme, DL.BRIDGE. I believe this unique venture offers great potential in expanding opportunities for people to engage in dance and the arts – and in building Dance Limerick’s wider community. I look forward to starting!”

Individuals, groups and community organisations are invited to get in touch with Dance Limerick if you are interested in being part of a DL.BRIDGE project, or if you would like to know more about the programme. Email [email protected] with the subject line DL.BRIDGE for more information.

About Philippa Donnellan

Philippa Donnellan is an independent professional dance artist and choreographer based in Dublin. 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.

No stranger to Dance Limerick, Philippa has choregraphed several works in last number of years including: Here’s Looking at You Kid (2016) and Choral Moves (2017) as part of the Over 50s Dance Project, and Sofa Stories (2019). She also worked with a group of local women in 2019 during a 2-week research residency.

About Dance Limerick

Established in 2013, Dance Limerick is a support and development organisation funded by the Arts Council and Limerick City & County Council. Our mission is to champion and enable dance creation, participation, and appreciation and to be a creative hub connecting people and ideas through dance. Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks, and lectures, Dance Limerick advocates for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, we promote the creation of new and innovative work alongside a programme of classes and short performance projects for young people and adults.

 

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