Guiding principles

Dance Limerick promotes, supports and celebrates dance creation, presentation and participation. Dance Limerick is a support and development organisation based in the heart of Limerick city.

Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, festivals, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick advocates for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick promotes the creation of new and innovative work and devises programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.

History

Dance Limerick was founded in 2013. Since the beginning, the organsition has supported dance artists and choreographers, providing performance and residency platforms as well as professional workshops and opportunities.  

Since 2013 Dance Limerick has hosted a rich programme of residencies, performances and events including the What Next dance festival and the Light Moves Festival of Screendance.

Building and facilities

Dance Limerick operates out of two beautiful spaces situated in John’s Square.

Dance Limerick’s Studio is bright, light and warm, has a sprung wooden floor and is the location for many of Dance Limerick's classes and workshops as well as home to visiting artists. The offices and studio are located in the Georgian building just across the square from the Dance Limerick Performance Space.

Dance Limerick’s Performance Space (St. John’s Church, John’s Square), informally known as ‘the church’. The unconventional building is a former Church of Ireland, now a dedicated dance space with high ceilings, wall to wall sprung dance floor and lofty arches. The space invites dancers, choreographers and audiences to stretch their imaginations to new heights.

Picture: Dance Limerick & John's Square. Photo by Conor Buckley

Contact
1-2 John’s Square
V94 E6H2
Limerick
Ireland
www.dancelimerick.ie
info@dancelimerick.ie

EDN Activities in 2023

February - May 2023

The European Dancehouse Network presents its activities in 2023.

The European Dancehouse Network continues its EU-funded EDNext 2022-2024 programme with the theme of equity explored through activities co-organised and hosted by EDN members in 2023.

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What Next Dance Festival 2023

8-11 February 2023

What Next Dance Festival, organised by the EDN member Dance Limerick, will take place from 8 to 11 February 2023 in Limerick, Ireland.

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Open Futures 2022: Residency for Artists

March 18, 2022

A residency-based lab space for dance artists and media artists

Two-week mentored and technically supported residency for artists in Limerick, Ireland between 20 June – 1 July 2022. Submission deadline March 18, 2022.

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Dance Limerick Presents What Next Dance Festival 2023

8-11 February 2023

Festival will take place from 8-11 February 2023 in Limerick, Ireland.

What Next brings together a dozen dance artists at the cutting edge of their fields for a four-day programme packed with fresh and vibrant performances, talks and installations. 

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