Dance performance in Limerick by the over-50s

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

Dance performance in Limerick by the over-50s

Let’s dance: Pictured are project participants Stella Walsh, Paddy Hyland, Christine Martyn and Ann Hurley

A DANCE performance project by people aged over 50 will be held at Dance Limerick, John’s Square, on Sunday week, May 15. 

Drawing inspiration from classic scenes from famous films, and entitled Here’s Looking at You Kid, the project will see an enthusiastic group of Limerick’s older citizens transforming into movie icons from Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon to The Pink Panther.  

Beginning this April, the project has seen participants from Limerick city and county meet twice a week to learn new moves, bringing to life some of the magic, movement and mayhem of the silver screen.  

Choreographer Philippa Donnellan said she has been impressed with the talent and enthusiasm of the Limerick participants from the start.

“We have a great bunch of movers! Some of the group have done lots of dancing before, from rock n roll, to ballroom, but others are complete newcomers and have picked it up really quickly.  We’ve had fantastic fun since coming together, so I can’t wait to see the response of the audience on May 15,” she said.

The project has linked up with many of the organisations for older people locally, such as Limerick Seniors Forum, Probus, active retirement and other community groups.  

“Our project participants are extraordinary. They have such energy, vitality and humour.  We’re really looking forward to seeing them perform for the public for the first time,” said Jenny Traynor, director of Dance Limerick.

Dance Limerick promotes professional dance in Limerick and beyond, providing opportunities for dance to be created, experienced and discussed in many ways, by all ages.  

The free public performance will take place at 3pm. Alll are welcome to attend.