Hearing, seeing principles of dance

first_imgTwitter Email Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleNo cry for this EvitaNext articleSuicide patrol gets in the picture at charity exhibition John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Print Linkedin DANCE Limerick is hosting a series of talks aimed at performers and audiences interested in creating, enjoying and appreciating the art form. Talks will be held in the Daghdha Space, former church of St John of the Cross, in John’s Square and are a modest fiver to access.Next week’s talk, ‘Creating Work Outdoors’, by movement artist and researcher Sandra Reeve, is aimed at creating work in outside spaces, and audiences interested in understanding the concepts behind site specific performances.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Reeve will open the discussion with some of her experiences and with examples of her own environmental performances on Tuesday February 25 at 7.30pm.For those with an interest in contemporary dance and who would like to learn more about how to appreciate and engage with  performances, Brigitte Moody, course director of the Graduate Diploma and Masters in Dance at UL, is leading the second talk. Her ‘Seeing Dance’ is on Tuesday March 4 at 7.30pm.Ms Moody’s talk will illuminate some of the seminal choreographers in dance history, as well looking at the work of Irish choreographer, John Scott, whose new work ‘Magnetic’ comes to the Daghdha Space in early April. See www.dancelimerick.ie NewsHearing, seeing principles of danceBy John Keogh – February 19, 2014 497 last_img read more

Mark Whicker: Clayton Kershaw tops MLB awards predictions

first_imgNL Player of the Year: There’s no such award, but there should be. It would consider all players regardless of pennant contention. Still, the Pirates are in the wild-card because of Andrew McCutchen, last year’s MVP who led the N.L. in OPS and on-base percentage this year.AL Player of the Year: Victor Martinez struck out only 42 times all year and hit .337.NL Cy Young Award: Kershaw, obviously.AL Cy Young Award: Cleveland’s Corey Kluber was the best pitcher in the second half, and Seattle’s Felix Hernandez faltered when needed most. But Hernandez was second in the league in innings and first in OPS, and he went 14-6 with a bad offense. He wins in a photo finish.NL Rookie: In a skimpy field, Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton was the only rookie to have a yearlong impact, with 56 steals and outstanding defense. But the Mets’ Jacob DeGrom and the Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks deserve votes. AL Rookie: Chicago’s Jose Abreu never hit the rookie wall, but he almost knocked it down with 35 home runs, 105 RBIs and a .956 OPS.NL Manager: Clint Hurdle of the Pirates kept hope alive even when they trailed Milwaukee by nine games. They wound up roaring into the playoffs.AL Manager: Buck Showalter, once derided as a micro-manager, dredged the Orioles out of the Chesapeake. Unbalanced and injured, they ran away with the A.L. East.NL Mis-Manager: Lots of candidates, but Kirk Gibson’s act wore thin in Arizona, and he was fired Friday.AL Mis-Manager: A long, distinguished run by Ron Gardenhire appears to have run its course in Minnesota.NL Executive: Long-term, it’s probably the Cubs’ Theo Epstein for stockpiling some eye-popping talent. Short-term, go with Washington’s Mike Rizzo, for assembling a team that needed only health to win the East.AL Executive: No midseason trade meant more than the Angels’ procurement of closer Huston Street. Jerry Dipoto cleaned up some of his own messes this year.NL Execu-stiff: The Phillies could have replaced Pat Gillick with Mike Arbuckle or Ruben Amaro. They chose Amaro. They’re still paying for it.AL Execu-stiff: The Yankees’ Brian Cashman hasn’t done much to brighten the post-Jeter landscape.NL Breakthrough Player: The Cubs swiped Jake Arrieta from the Orioles and he was 10-5 on a bad team, with a 0.989 WHIP.AL Breakthrough Player: Cleveland’s Michael Brantley had 199 hits and improved his slugging percentage from .396 to .510.NL Comeback Player: The Reds’ Johnny Cueto would be a landslide Cy Young winner in normal years. He’ll settle for this award after coming back from injury to lead the N,L. in innings pitched.AL Comeback Player: Cast aside by the Yankees, Phil Hughes was 16-10 for the Twins and, amazingly, struck out 186 with only 16 walks.NL Reliever: The Dodgers’ J.P. Howell gave up one homer in 67 innings. He also inherited 35 runners and stranded 33 of them, a rare knack in an era when even setup men habitually start innings.AL Reliever: Kansas City closer Greg Holland is a viable Cy Young candidate. He had 47 saves in 49 chances.NL Pyromaniac: Bryan Morris was 0-for-7 in save situations and allowed 17 of 26 inherited runners to score. Not surprisingly, the Pirates shuffled him off to Florida.AL Pyromaniac: Unfortunately, Ernesto Frieri did not spend enough time in either league to qualify. The Tigers’ Joe Nathan blew seven of 41 saves.NL Wind Farm: Goes to the player who strikes out the most with the least justification. For instance, Chris Johnson of Atlanta fanned 154 times and hit only nine home runs. Not that you don’t need a nice breeze in Atlanta.AL Wind Farm: Austin Jackson proved he could stir the air in two cities. Dealt from Detroit to Seattle, Jackson was a punchout victim 141 times and managed four home runs.NL Distinguished Service Award: At 24, Anthony Rizzo slammed 31 home runs for the Cubs, second in the league to Giancarlo Stanton. He is the first brick in the wall the Cubs are building.AL Distinguished Service Award: Houston’s amazing Jose Altuve cranked out an MLB-leading 223 hits, won the A.L. batting title, and had more steals (56) than strikeouts (53). All 5-foot-6 of him. It is hoped he won’t drown in coastal flooding before the Astros actually get good. Everyone likes an awards show, especially without Seth MacFarlane.Going into Saturday’s games, here’s the envelope for the postseason awards, plus a few that MLB forgot:NL Most Valuable Player: The Dodgers were 23-4 when Clayton Kershaw started. If they went 14-13 in those games, they wouldn’t be in the playoffs. Arguments against starting pitchers are based on their perceived inactivity. They ignore the fact that Kershaw’s total of batters faced exceeds the total of any N.L. hitter’s plate appearances.AL Most Valuable Player: Mike Trout finished second in MVP voting the past two years. This year he became a power producer and carried the Angels through early difficulties. He probably will win unanimously, and should.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more