Sitting in-between the two worlds of traditional and contemporary, IN LiMBO takes a journey where few have gone within Irish step dancing. The four live musicians and ensemble of six dancers have taken the basics of what makes the tradition so attractive and translated it into a new but still recognizable language of music and dance. This production introduces the audience to another possibility within a dance form that they though they already knew.
The creative life of an Irish dancer is relatively undeveloped past competition and show dancing – Kristyn Fontanella believes that many Irish dancers shy away from questioning the established norms of their dance form. The questions the company has asked and the ideas they explore through this piece are vital to the ongoing life and development of traditional Irish dance.
Choreographer: Kristyn Fontanella
Musical Director:- Neil Martin
Dramaturge: Johnathan Tweedie
Production Manager: Darach Ó Ruairc
Set and Lighting Design: Darach Ó Ruairc
Costume Design: Cherie White
Sound Designer and Engineer: Patrick Nethercott
Lighting: Richie Lambert
Public Relation: Eimear O’Brien
Photography/ Videography: Lucy Dawson and Shane Vaughan
Dancers: Sibéal Davitt, Sarah Fennell, Oran Leong, Laura Lundy, Aoife O’Brien, Yuki Nomiya
Musicians: Niamh O’Brien, Aisling Drost, Sharon Howely, Dale McKay
IN LiMBO has received support from the Irish Arts Council through multiple awards.
Further support from Dance Limerick, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Galway Dance Project, Backstage Theatre, Roscommon Arts Centre and Galway County Council.