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#somethingoldnew by David Bolger – free performance by Step Up Dance Project at Dance Limerick

A performance sharing of #somethingoldnew by David Bolger takes place at Dance Limerick this Saturday, 11 February, at 5pm as part of the Step Up Dance Project Repertory Programme. Photo: Maurice Gunning

Can dance made in the past speak to us now?  A performance sharing of #somethingoldnew by one of Ireland’s best-known choreographers David Bolger will be presented at Dance Limerick this Saturday, 11 February, at 5 pm as part of the Step Up Dance Project Repertory Programme.  All welcome.  Tickets are free but should be booked through as space is limited.

The Repertory Programme is an exciting development of Step Up Dance Project – a partnership between the Arts Council, Dance Limerick, Dance Ireland and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at UL – which gives early career contemporary dance artists the opportunity to work with renowned choreographers, gaining a concentrated insight into their creative processes, culminating in a performance sharing of their work. 

#somethingoldnew is a physical conversation taking its starting point from David Bolger’s repertoire and his work with CoisCéim Dance Theatre.  He explains “In a danced dialogue, presented through the lens of the present day, movement phrases from the past will be reformed, reshaped and framed by new bodies, minds and spirits.  #somethingoldnew connects us with the past to converse with the future”.



Announcing details of the performance, Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, said “This year’s Step Up dancers previously performed the sold out “Snapshot” by Lea Anderson last August and have gone from strength to strength since, building their professional dance careers, working with various choreographers and producing their own work.  We’re really pleased that these emerging artists of the contemporary dance world now have the opportunity to work with such an exciting and renowned choreographer as David Bolger.  Limerick audiences are in for a real treat”.

Millie Daniel Dempsey
Sibéal Davitt
Lisa Hogan
Emily Kilkenny Roddy
Rachel Sheil

For more information about #somethingoldnew click here

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