Symposium Day 2, University of Limerick

Dancing our social engagement

A collaboration between Tipperary Dance and The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

2021 arrived in a context of global threat to physical health, reduced mobility, reduced access to venues and performances, and institutionally prescribed physical distancing from peers, friends and families. Considering these factors, this year’s symposium, in partnership with University of Limerick, creates opportunities for exploring the significance of corporality and physical interaction in social spaces by positioning dance as a means of reflection and a call to action.

This two-day event questions the potential of dance to interrogate pressing social issues of our time. It brings together a range of international artists, researchers and students to uncover how dance can be a catalyst for change and a pathway into exploring our humanity. There will be a range of presentations, workshops and performances delivered in person and online, with various themes such as the impacts of digitalisation on physical and social experience, dance for older adults, dance for cancer patients, spatial justice, dance activism and dance in conflict zones.

Presenters and artists include Catherine Young (IRL), Mauro Pacagnella (BE), Rajinder Singh (IRL/UK), Moritz Ostruschnjak (DE), Dr. Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain (UL), Dr Amanda Clifford (UL), Emily Jenkins, Move Dance Feel (UK) with an online performance by students of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

 

Day 2 | 12 Oct, University of Limerick | Programme

 

Presentations by:

  • Dr. Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain (UL)
  • Dr Amanda Clifford (UL)
  • Emily Jenkins, Move Dance Feel (UK)

Online performance:

  • by the students of the MA in Contemporary Dance Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

 

See Day 1 | Tipperary

 

This is a free event. Booking is mandatory. Participation is subject to the presentation of a COVID vaccination certificate.

The Symposium Day at the University of Limerick is sold out.

Rajinder Singh

Dr Orfhlaith Ni Bhriain

Dr Amanda Clifford

Emily Jenkins, Move Dance Feel

The students of the MA Contemporary Dance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick

In collaboration with The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

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