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Limerick Youth Dance presents The Selfish Giantess this December 10

“Every afternoon, the children used to play in the Giant’s garden… One day, the Giant came back…”

The Selfish Giantess is inspired by Oscar Wilde’s well-known short story The Selfish Giant, Limerick Youth Dance presents a new dance theatre piece for young audiences taking place at Dance Limerick, John’s Square this Saturday, December 10 at 1pm.

The Selfish Giantess gently explores the circle of life, the young dancers reflect the changing seasons, friendship and kindness through movement and dance.  

Announcing details of The Selfish Giantess, Jenny Traynor, Director of Dance Limerick, said “This is a wonderful opportunity for families in Limerick to come and enjoy a new performance created by young dancers from Limerick.  It’s very exciting to see the members of Limerick Youth Dance exploring a story for children by Oscar Wilde, one of Ireland’s best-known writers.  We’re very proud of the hard work they have put in all term preparing and we can’t wait to see their final performance.  The show begins at 1pm and is only 30 minutes duration, leaving plenty of time for any Munster rugby fans to make it to the match afterwards!”

Limerick Youth Dance (LYD) is the youth dance ensemble of Dance Limerick and is a great opportunity for young people aged 15-25 curious about dance to explore movement, to create new dance pieces and to perform on stage and screen.  Led by dance artist Angie Smalis, the group meets once a week to rehearse and each term creates new dance projects, such as live performances and dance films. 




Dance Limerick opened in October 2013 as a centre for professional dance and to promote dance in Limerick and beyond.  Through a programme of performances, artist residencies, classes, talks and workshops, Dance Limerick provides opportunities for dance to be created, experienced and discussed in many ways, by all ages.  Dance Limerick supports the development of new and innovative work and encourages dance participation by the wider community.  For further details, see

Tickets are priced at €7/€5 and there is a special rate of €20 for families of four, available here.

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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.