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What Next Dance Festival 2024 brings fresh and exciting works to Limerick

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Dance Limerick is bringing the seventh edition of What Next Dance Festival 2024 to Limerick this February

Dance Limerick brings the seventh edition of What Next Dance Festival to Limerick this February 2024

Dance Limerick brings the seventh edition of What Next Dance Festival to Limerick this February 2024
Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín still Show Me Your Best Moves. Picture: Clare Keogh

Dance Limerick is bringing the seventh edition of What Next Dance Festival to Limerick this February in what is a special opportunity to open the doors to a selection of fresh and exciting works taking place in dance today.

This year’s festival gathers performers from across Ireland and internationally to create three days of discovery and celebration for Dance Limerick audiences and dance artists.

This year’s programme sheds light on questions of identity, community, memory and being together. It is an opportunity to gather and experience the humour, pleasure, curiosities and joy of dance.


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Some of the highlights of this year’s programme include three mixed bill nights including performances by Aerowaves Twenty23 artists Structure-couple and Jean-Baptiste Baele and Irish dance artists like Siobhán NÍ Dhuinnín and Jessie Keenan a.o. The festival also brings the chance to see the first public performance by the newly-formed Limerick-based Parsley Collective.

Dance Limerick’s What Next? also features workshops by Jean-Baptiste Baele and Sonia Sabri, a roundtable discussion on Dance and Cultural Identity featuring festival and visiting artists, and a celebratory closing event conceived by Catherine Young and The Welcome Project: Ceílí Afro Dabke Ukraine, an upbeat world music ceílí dance to finish the festival off with a bang!

Dive in Discover Dance this February in Limerick with the What Next festival. Established in 2013, Dance Limerick is a dedicated centre for art where movement and choreography are at the centre of the work. They create opportunities for artists, individuals and communities, to discover and participate in dance

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