‘Step Up’ on the River Shannon

Dance Limerick have announced dates for the latest performance in their Step Up series. ‘Riverine’ will be performed at Dance Limerick Performance Space, John’s Square on Wednesday August 2 and Thursday August 3.
‘Riverine’ by choreographer Maria Nilsson Waller explores the concept and realities of rivers. Drawing on the vital importance of the River Shannon for the city of Limerick, the piece casts a wider net that examines the idea of flow, of embodying a place and collaborating with nature.
Step Up is a programme of professional development for recent dance graduates.
Since it began in 2011, the project has helped over 70 talented young dance graduates to bridge the gap between dance education and professional contemporary dance practice.
Following a competitive open call last year, five young dance artists were selected to take part in this year’s edition. Ghaliah Conroy, Fionnuala Doyle Wade, Saoirse Lambkin O’Kane, Ben Sullivan and Jessie Thompson have been spending the last few weeks working together at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance and at Dance Limerick, developing new exciting work with choreographer Maria Nilsson Waller.