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NOVEMBER

Open Call for recent Dance Graduates

STEP UP Dance Project 2022

ABOUT THE OPEN CALL / STEP UP

 

STEP UP is a project of professional development for recent dance graduates or equivalent early-career dance professionals. It aims to connect participants to the range of practices and practitioners that make up Ireland’s dance ecology and to the international networks of dance in which we operate. We’re looking for dancers born or resident in Ireland who graduated in 2019 or since then and who are interested in being part of a paid professional development programme. You’re also eligible if your professional dancing career has started since 2019, but you have come through other training routes that didn’t involve graduation.

 

CORE ELEMENTS OF THE PROGRAMME

 

In 2022, the programme has three core elements and an optional fourth:

 

  1. LOCAL: CREATION & PERFORMANCE OF NEW CHOREOGRAPHY with project curator Fearghus Ó Conchúir

  2. INTERNATIONAL: LEARNING REPERTOIRE IRISH DANCE ARTISTS with Finola Cronin and Mufutau (Junior) Yusuf

  3. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT including Career Skills and Coaching

  4. NATIONAL: COMPANY PLACEMENTS (Optional) with Irish Modern Dance Theatre, United Fall and Liz Roche Dance Company

 

TIMEFRAME / KEY DATES

 

  • Thursday 13 January 2022: Audition in Limerick

  • Tuesday 19 April  – Saturday 28 May 2022: Training/Rehearsal/Performance

  • Week commencing 6 June: 3 days Online Personal Development Activities

  • September 2022: 2 days Online Personal Development Activities

 

APPLICATION & CLOSING DATE

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 26 November.

Full application details can be found at https://dancelimerick.ie/news/step-open-call-2022

 

FOLLOW STEP UP ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook: Step Up Dance Project
Instagram: @ stepupdanceproject
Twitter:: @dancelimerick

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JULY 5th to 9th

 

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021An ONLINE Dance Celebration of Irish Choreographers from Ireland and the Irish diaspora who cross national borders, practices, ethnicities and generations, curated by John Scott.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE

 

Sword Dance Aria by John Scott for AxisBREATHE 

Filmed and Edited by Luca Truffarelli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun included ’Sword Dance Aria' by John Scott, filmed and edited by Luca Truffarelli as part of AxisBREATHE. During Pride Month Axis Ballymun is running the AxisBREATHE series by broadcasting short clips daily, to offer viewers a few minutes of calm, of beauty, of distraction, of contemplation.

These will feature creative and artistic works from 30 LGBTQ+ artists and allies specially curated by axis. Poetry, Dance, Visual Arts, Music, Song, Silence. 

MARCH

Dances for inside and Outside 

at Philadelphia Dance Projects DANCE UP CLOSE 

WINTER/SPRING 2021 

ONLINE INFORMANCES

Sunday March 14th


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APRIL

John Scott Professional Dance Workshop on Wednesday 7 April

as part of Leitrim Dance Festival 2021

We are delighted to announce Irish Modern Dance Theatre has been awarded an Arts Council Opera Commission Award to create a dance opera, ‘The Wanderer’, with music by Tom Lane and libretto by Jessica Traynor.

John Scott, Founder and Artistic Director of IMDT is elected to Aosdána.

Aosdána, founded in 1981, honours artists whose work has made an outstanding contribution to the creative arts in Ireland, and assists members in devoting their energies fully to their art.

John Scott was one of the international cultural ambassadors for New York’s La MaMa Global Love Gala 2020.

Honorary Chairs: Amy Sedaris and Philip Glass

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