Daghdha Dance Company

Daghdha Dance Company was formed by Teresa Leahy and Mary Nunan at the University of Limerick in 1988, and was led by artistic director Mary Nunan until 2000. Daghdha quickly established itself as a dance company with a unique artistic identity and attracted funding from the Arts Council/an Chomhairle Ealaíon. During Mary Nunan’s directorship, the company toured extensively throughout Ireland and was invited to perform at international dance festivals in London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Barcelona and Mexico City. In 2000 Yoshiko Chuma took over as artistic director. For the next three years, Yoshiko Chuma further developed Daghdha’s international profile by touring theatrical dance concerts, street performances and large-scale productions throughout Europe, America and Japan. Michael Klien was appointed artistic director in July 2003. Under the stewardship of Klien, Daghdha has moved to its inspiring new premises in Limerick’s city centre, where it has continued to develop and strengthen its position as a pioneer of contemporary dance in Ireland and beyond.

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  • Carberry, Mark
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Dannequin, Laura
    Contemporary dance / Dancer
  • Klien, Michael
    Contemporary dance / Artistic Director