Angie Smalis

Angie trained and worked professionally as a dance artist in Greece before moving to Vienna, Austria in 2001 to join the Viennese Opera (VolksOper Wien).

She relocated to Limerick in 2003 to join Daghdha Dance Company.

She is an independent contemporary dance artist, Artistic Director of Limerick Youth Theatre, and Founder and Director of Patterns Dance Collective, a group of dance artists with intellectual disabilities under the auspices of AVISTA, Limerick.

Angie’s professional work focuses on developing a methodology to express contemporary and universal concerns, through a character/place-based dance vocabulary. Her interest in the narrative potential of dance is based on exploring how the limitations of “persona” can be shown and to provoke the kind of ethical imagination a story addresses.

Recent research into “performed persona” and place-based narrative has explored public and private morality, and beauty as an expression of the sublime.

Profile Image: from Moloney by Dominik Kosicki

Performance Imahe: from Madeline by Dominik Kosicki