EDN Atelier- Dancing on the Edge: Peripheral Practices

This two day atelier, hosted by Dance Ireland and Dance Limerick, will take place during the What Next Dance Festival in Limerick.

Throughout the two days participants will explore, through discussion and practice, what it means to be on the periphery; geographically, culturally and socially through the lens of creative, community and curatorial dance practices.

We invite artists, programmers, curators and cultural policy makers to join us in exchanging knowledge and models of practice; asking how the periphery can become the centre; how this could inform creative dialogue with communities and artists, and how we can produce and present work that is rooted locally and connected internationally.

How to participate as an EDN member?

EDN will reimburse a fixed amount of travel contribution (calculated here), 3 per diems at 30€ per day, book and cover three nights of accommodation for up to 7 EDN participants. Participation fee of 150€ will be invoiced to your dancehouse. 

EDN members are invited to respond to the Travel Bursaries Open Call on behalf of their associated artists and other freelance professionals.

Please book your travel upon confirmation from the EDN office.

How to participate as a non-EDN member?

Up to 9 non-EDN members can join the Atelier. These participants will have to book and cover travel and accommodation individually.

Registration

Registration is possible until 30 November 2022.

REGISTER HERE

Travelling to Limerick 

  • If coming from the UK, there are flights into Shannon Airport from London, Edinburgh, and Manchester. 
  • There is a Bus Éireann bus service into Limerick City– approx. 35 mins 
  • Or taxi which will cost approx. €45-€50 
  • www.buseireann.ie 
  • If coming from Europe, the easiest way to get to Limerick is to fly into Dublin Airport and take a direct bus from Dublin Airport to Limerick City.
     
  • Dublin Coach has a regular service see https://ticketbooking.dublincoach.ie/BookTicket/TicketSelection 
  • Final Destination is Arthur’s Quay with a change at Red Cow Luas Stop – same stop 
  • Cost €30 return 
  • Duration 3 hours
     
  • Citylink also has a direct service every 2 hours see https://www.citylink.ie 
  • Destination Arthur’s Quay 
  • Cost €50 return 
  • Duration 2.5 hours
     
  • Bus services are more frequent, but you can find out more information on rail services here: 
  • www.irishrail.ie 

Programme Outline

Day 1 - Thursday, 9 February - Belltable Theatre, Limerick

  • 10:00     Welcome/keynote provocations & group discussion
  • Rural presentation & practice - Hierarchies of place in practice and performance
  • 11:00    Physical/Creative Practice
  • Practice of place: improvisation/embodied session
  • 12:00     Break 
  • 12:20    Open Session: Walk & Talk
  • Opportunity to discuss morning provocation in pairs and as a group
  • 13:30     Lunch
  • 14:30    Performance Lecture
  • Artist perspective on bringing urban and under-represented genres to the centre of contemporary perofrmance
  • 15:45     Break
  • 16:00    Plenary
  • Collective reflection on the day
  • 16:30    Finish
  • 19:30    Performances
  • What Next Festival - Dance Limerick Performance Space

Day 2 – Friday, 10 February - Dance Limerick Studio

  • 10:00    Physical/Creative Practice
  • Inclusive practice: improvisation/embodied session
  • 11:00    Round table discussion/presentation
  • The Art of Co-Curation
  • 13:00     Lunch
  • 14:00    Open Session: Walk & Talk
  • Opportunity to discuss morning provocation in pairs and as a group
  • 14:45     Break
  • 15:00    Performance Lecture
  • Politics of Inclusion
  • 16:00    Plenary
  • Collective reflection on the day
  • 16:30    Finish
  • 19:30    Performances
  • What Next Festival - Dance Limerick Performance Space