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Here’s a video and a few photos of recent performances which were part of my Masters at University of Limerick. Enjoy!

Photos: © Maurice Gunning

For the past few weeks we have been working with French choreographer, Hélène Cathala, on some of her new work. The piece, an extract from ‘Slogans’, is performed in a circle and draws upon ritualistic movement, treating tension and a sense of unease among the dancers and the audience. The dance is accompanied by hypnotic electronic music, composed by Arnaud Bertrand.

The experience has been so inspiring for me and I was delighted to have the opportunity to perform the piece last night at Dance Limerick.  Here are a few stills:

This year has been very eventful so far, to say the least! Just a few weeks ago I started my MA in Contemporary Dance Performance  in UL and there hasn’t been a dull moment since!

I’m coming to the course as both a traditional sean-nós and contemporary dancer and I’ve been faced with many interesting questions and challenges about my creative practice which I hope to have worked through by the end of the year when I hand in my final thesis!

Directed by renowned contemporary dance choreographer and performer, Mary Nunan, the course offers a refreshing look at dance performance today while also supporting creative development through journal writing, solo composition, choreography for camera, ensemble work etc.

So far I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with John Scott and Laura Macken on Scott’s reworked choreography, ‘Body Mosaic’ as well as working on my own solo work. Two weeks ago we rehearsed in the former Daghdha Dance space, which is now run by Dance Limerick. Here are some photos that were taken on the day which were used to Launch ‘Dance Limerick’ officially last night.

More updates on dance adventures in Limerick to come!