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Dancing With (Im) Mortality

  • Dance Limerick Studio 1-2 John's Square Limerick, County Limerick Ireland (map)

A day-long workshop for TY students from the Hunt Museum and Dance Limerick

Pre-booking essential through the Hunt Museum, for queries and bookings contact

Learn to make a stop-motion video using Hunt museum objects, your body, your creativity and your media capabilities.  

Use objects of memorial, burial, death and lament from the Hunt Museum to create the backdrops and tell a story that can be expressed in dance and recorded using stop-motion. The dance might be human, but could be plasticine, or it might be a mix… it depends on what you imagine and then make.

You will uncover the history and secrets of some museum objects such as the Olmec Man or our Momento Mori and then make up a story on a storyboard for interpretation through paint, drawing, making, dance, music and movement.  Then you will learn the techniques of stop-motion videoing to produce a short video for public showing during the Light Moves festival of screendance.

Learning outcomes relate to the curriculum areas of: Personal and Social Development, Philosophy and Aesthetics Education

You will be co-creating with two great facilitators: Chelsea Canavan from the Hunt Museum & Celina Jaffe from Dance Limerick.