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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Apologies for the incorrect subject
heading in previous email.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><i><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy;font-style:italic'>Ellen
Byrne<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><i><font
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 color:navy;font-style:italic'> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">World</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType
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size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:navy;font-style:italic'> of Music and Dance<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on"><i><font
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 color:navy;font-style:italic'> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></span></font></i></st1:place><i><font
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style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy;font-style:italic'>Phone:
+ 353 61 202917<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font
size=2 face=Tahoma><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'>
<st1:PersonName w:st="on">Ellen.Byrne</st1:PersonName> <br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> 2009-11-24 17:48<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> Events<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> Funding fromDance Archive
of Ireland at UL</span></font><span lang=EN-US><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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12.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><i><font size=4
face=Arial><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold;
font-style:italic'>November 24<sup>th</sup> &nbsp;2009<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><i><font size=4
face=Arial><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold;
font-style:italic'>Arts Council award of €140,000 allows for the establishment
of The Dance Archive of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></i></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><i><font size=4
face=Arial><span style='font-size:14.0pt;font-family:Arial;font-weight:bold;
font-style:italic'>at the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>
 of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName></st1:place> <o:p></o:p></span></font></i></b></p>

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12.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>The <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>
of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName> recently</span></font><font
size=2 color=blue face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial;
color:blue'> </span></font><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>announced the
establishment of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>’s
first national dance archive to be based at the Glucksman Library. The <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Dance Archive of Ireland </span></i>will be
established through seed funding of €140,000 from the Arts Council and came
about through initiatives carried out by <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Dance
Research Forum Ireland</span></i>, a body set up in 2003 by Dr Catherine Foley,
Director of the MA Ethnochoreology and MA Irish Traditional Dance Performance
at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.&nbsp; Dance Research Forum <st1:country-region
w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region> received an award from the Arts Council
in 2008 to carry out a feasibility report in connection with the establishment
of a national dance archive in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>.
&nbsp;The report, written by dance historian, Dr Victoria O’Brien, established
the existence of a wealth of dance archival material, which to date has been
difficult to access.&nbsp; Since the completion of the feasibility report,
Dance Research Forum Ireland together with the Irish World Academy of Music and
Dance, the Glucksman Library at the University of Limerick, and the Arts
Council have worked together towards the establishment of an accessible dance
archive.</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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12.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Dr Catherine Foley, <i><span
style='font-style:italic'>Chair of Dance Research Forum Ireland</span></i> said
<i><span style='font-style:italic'>“Following years of effort, the National
Dance Archive of <st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region> is
now becoming a reality; it is a historic moment for all dance in <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>.
Dance Research Forum <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region></st1:place>
owes an enormous debt of gratitude to the Arts Council for the awarding of this
seed funding”</span></i></span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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12.0pt'>&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>Commenting on the announcement, Mícheál Ó
Súilleabháin, Director of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the
University said: ‘<i><span style='font-style:italic'>The establishment of the
Dance Archive of <st1:country-region w:st="on">Ireland</st1:country-region> at
the <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName
w:st="on">Limerick</st1:PlaceName>, is a direct follow on from the inspired and
inclusive vision of Dance Research Forum <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">Ireland</st1:place></st1:country-region>, across ballet,
contemporary, traditional, popular and world dance genres.”<o:p></o:p></span></i></span></font></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;font-style:italic'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></i></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'>For further information on the Dance
Archive of Ireland, contact Dr Catherine Foley. Extn 2922 or email: <a
href="mailto:Catherine.e.foley@ul.ie">Catherine.e.foley@ul.ie</a> <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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