Details of the Light Moves festival taking place in Limerick between Nov 6th and 9th have just been revealed. It is a festival of Dance film, but sadly no Dirty Dancing! We do get Fantasia though, and a few other things for the kids. Full details below.
“Light Moves”, Ireland’s first ever festival of dance film, is taking place in Limerick city from the 6th-9th November. Light Moves will include a screening of the newly restored digital version of Playtime (1967), directed by Jacques Tati. A screening of Russian Ark (2002), Alexander Sokurov’s masterpiece filmed in a single shot at the Hermitage Museum, will be another festival highlight.
The programme will also include special family screenings of Disney’s Fantasia and Mad Hot Ballroom for young and old alike, and a series of free installations from a number of screendance artists. In total, Light Moves will screen over 50 hours of choreography and movement for camera, including 6 shorts screenings of curated works received through an international open call.
Among the festival highlights will be the Light Moves Symposium with a keynote address from the seminal figure in screendance Douglas Rosenberg. The Light Moves Screendance Lab at the University of Limerick, entitled Screened Dance and The Danced Screen will be led by some of the most internationally respected dance film-makers – Douglas Rosenberg will be joined by Katrina McPherson and Simon Fildes, as well as the Festival co-curator Jürgen Simpson.
Full programme details and tickets are now available on the Light Moves website, www.lightmoves.ie.