What Next Dance Festival 2020

Thursday 6th - Saturday 8th February
  • What Next Dance Festival 2020

What Next festival of dance performance returns to Limerick from Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th February 2020. With an exciting programme of events, workshops and performances for all ages, What Next is an invitation to dive in, discover dance and celebrate the connections between artists and audiences.

2020 sees an exceptional line up of talks, performances and workshops to inspire and stimulate you.

Thursday 6 February

Dance & Climate Action - Talk / Workshop
Ormston House from 3pm - 5pm
A panel and workshop exploring dance and the role of artists in climate action. Bringing together individuals working in dance and the arts in Ireland to discuss their work, and making new work, in relation to the biggest single threat of our time. 

What Next Festival Opening Reception (featuring Pop Up Performances)
Ormston House from 6pm - 8pm
Join us for What Next Dance Festival 2020 opening reception in Ormston House - refreshments and surprise performances in this informal evening as we kick off this year’s festival. 

Festival Club
Mother Macs from 9pm - 11pm
You are invited to join us at Mother Mac’s pub on High Street for our Festival Club where you can grab a drink and have a chat with other festival attendees and artists.

Friday 7 February

Professional Workshop with Jesús Rubio Gamo
Dance Limerick from 11am to 1pm
Jesús Rubio Gamo is an independent dancer and choreographer based in Madrid. After studying ballet, contemporary dance, theatre and literature, Jesús moved to London and completed an MA in choreography at London Contemporary Dance School. Classes suitable for professional dancers and advanced students.


Friday Performance Triple Bill
Dance Limerick from 7.30pm - 9pm

LOOPED by Human Collective
A playful fusion of hip-hop and juggling that explores masculinity and vulnerable side of male energy.

Restraint by Lina Gómez
Stamping and shaking, dancer Julek Kreutzer generates a continuous flow of movements bound by a narrow space and spurred on by Michelangelo Contini’s drums.

Bolero by Jesús Rubio Gamo
Bolero is a dance piece about tenacity. It explores the frontier between lightness and gravity and the fine line separating pleasure and exhaustion.

Festival Club
Mother Macs from 9pm - 11pm
You are invited to join us at Mother Mac’s pub on High Street for our Festival Club where you can grab a drink and have a chat with other festival attendees and artists.

Saturday 8 February

Professional Workshop with Lina Gómez
Dance Limerick from 11am - 1pm
From her background in traditional dances from Brazil and Colombia, Contemporary Dance, Somatic practices and Improvisation techniques, Lina Gómez was able to discover and research her own unique teaching methods. Classes suitable for professional dancers and advanced students.

Saturday Performance Triple Bill
Dance Limerick from 4.30pm - 6pm

Chameleon by Joseph Simon

In Chameleon choreographer/dancer Joseph Simon researches the different movement languages he himself embodies. By asking himself if it is possible to clearly distinguish the different languages his body holds, Joseph takes you on a surprising, physical journey.

An Chuach by Siobhán Ní Dhuinnín

This solo, An Chuach (the cuckoo) explores sensations of connection and disconnection that shift and evolve in relation to place and personal histories. This work includes elements of improvisation, text and recorded voice, it features live music by drummer Solamh Kelly

1P,2P, 3P by Teatime Company

An exploration into how two people with differences and similarities create, play, work and share the stage together. A fine combination between the practicality of action in circus with the ongoing transitional flow of dance.

Céilí Afro Dabke
Dance Limerick @ 8pm - 9.30pm
Céilí Afro Dabke is a world music céilí featuring African dance, traditional dabke dance from Palestine/Syria and the old style Irish céilí dances. Open to everyone to come dance and meet folks from all over the world that live in your neighbourhood. No previous dance experience required. Suitable for all ages.
 

Click here to download the festival brochure.

Location
Limerick City
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Dance Limerick, 1-2 John's Square, Limerick

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