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

Step Up

Deadline: 17 April 2020

8-week programme for young dance artists

Run by Dance Limerick, Step Up Dance Project 2020 aims to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice - in partnership with Arts Council, Dance Ireland and the University of Limerick.

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Dancehouses in May and June

May - June 2020

Join EDN members remotely

While many EDN members are still closed for public, activities continue to take place remotely - both for artists and audiences! We bring to you plenty of shows, trainings, celebrations, reflections. Take your peak!

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CoFestival 2020

Nov 20-25, 2020

Ljubljana's festival of contemporary dance and choreography goes online

Due to the limitations of the epidemic, the International Festival of Contemporary Dance CoFestival, with curatorial theme »The Amplifiers of Voices« will be performed in two separate segments. Between 20 and 25 November 2020, a series of online events will take place and the festival with live shows will be postponed until April 2021.

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Covid-19 impact on EDN members

EDN survey conducted by Fondazione Fitzcarraldo

European Dancehouse Network together with Fondazione Fitzcarraldo present the report with results of "EDN in Times of Covid-19" survey with responses of 38 dance houses from 23 different countries. 

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Tanz in Bern

24 October to 8 November

Dear Darkness

Dampfzentrale (EDN member) is looking forward to see you in Bern, Switzerland for the 12th edition of its festival.

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TACTO

Next meeting: 3 November

A new co-production dance platform in Chile

NAVE launches TACTO, the first digital co-production platform in the field of chilean contemporary dance, where national artists and platforms will be matched with international programmers.

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Curating in Context

Resources from the International Summer School

Over the course of the summer, EDN member Lokomotiva (North Macedonia) conducted the first edition of its International Summer School. We highly recommend diving in the resources made available online by Lokomotiva to reflect on contemporary practices of performing arts in relation to activism, social movements and self-organization.

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Europe beyond Access

Survey deadline: 30 October

Making dance that celebrates difference

The project Europe Beyond Access supports disabled artists to break the glass ceilings of the contemporary theatre & dance sectors. At the lab hosted by Holland Dance Festival, the following question stood central: How can we create dance and performing arts scenes that are more diverse and that support the work of disabled dancers and artists?

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EDN joins Perform Europe

Join Perform Europe’s online Opening Event on 28 January at 14:00 CET

Perform Europe supports experiments with more sustainable ways in cross-border physical and digital distribution of the performing arts in the 41 Creative Europe countries with a view to designing future support schemes for the sector.

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