Responding to the vibrant response from last year’s festival, in 2019 What Next again shines a spotlight on remarkable new talent and happenings within dance both here and abroad and provides a social meeting space for interactions between artists and audiences. There are 3 performance programmes to discover:
Transitions | Dance Limerick Performance Space | Fri 8 Feb | 7:30pm
In Struggle We hope by Tobi Omoteso and Leo Wolstenholme, Nascanna by Liam Scanlon, deis/mireacht by Oran Leong, Le Somnambule by Kévin Coquelard
Friends & Family | Dance Limerick Performance Space | Sat 9 Feb | 2:30pm
Princesses Can Be Pirates by Mónica Muñoz Marín, Come with Me by Rachel Sheil, Le Somnambule by Kévin Coquelard (second performance)
WRECK List of extinct species | Dance Limerick Performance Space | Sat 9 Feb | 7pm
WRECK List of extinct species by Aerowaves Twenty18 artist Pietro Marullo
Everybody Dance – Closing Event | Dance Limerick Performance Space | Sat 9 Feb | 9pm
Dance artist and DJ Tobi Omoteso hosts Everybody Dance, a night packed full of energy and fun with music featuring 90's RnB and Hip-hop, Dancehall, Funk, House and Disco.
Risks, Rights & Reputations Lab with Instant Dissidence | Dance Limerick Studio | Thurs 7 Feb | 2-5pm | Free
In this session we will explore what artistic risk looks like and why it is important. We will also consider the steps that need to be taken in order for artists, commissioners and audiences to create and experience art that is challenging, provocative and sometimes uncomfortable.
Empowering Art: Panel Discussion | Limerick City Gallery of Art | Thurs 7 Feb | 6pm | Free
Socially engaged practice can be art that is collaborative, participatory, sometimes activist in nature, and involves people to create and empower the work. Increasingly, independent artists use this dynamic and contemporary form of practice within their own art making, while simultaneously, there is growing interest from local communities to affect social change through art and to take part in art-making within their public realms. George Higgs (music), Marilyn Lennon (visual arts) and Ríonach Ní Néill share their inspirations and motivations for creating socially engaged art works. Chaired by Annette Moloney, Independent Curator and Public Art Advisor to the Arts Council.
Workshop with Luke Murphy | Dance Limerick Studio | Fri 8 February | 11am-1pm
This workshop builds tools to access the widest sphere of our physical reach in space.
Workshop with Emma Martin | Dance Limerick Studio | Sat 9 February | 11am–1pm
Improvisation led class, looking at physical and energetic states to generate new realms for the body's imagination
More information and booking details: https://dancelimerick.ie/news/what-next-festival-2019
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