Light Moves festival of screendance
Light Moves, Ireland's international festival of dance, film and media arts, is back for its fourth edition this year, running 2nd-5th November with events across Limerick City. The festival invites audiences to see dance differently, with an intriguing programme of thought-provoking and cutting-edge new and existing work.
Light Moves has enjoyed sell out successes in previous years, creating a home for screendance in Limerick. This year’s programme features world class filmmakers, dancers, musicians and visual artists from Ireland and as far afield as China and Iran. The festival will feature live dance and music performances, exhibitions, film screenings from an open call submission, workshops, a festival symposium, talks and more.
"Moments Of Movement" by award winning Berlin-based documentary filmmaker Eva Stotz & Amsterdam tap dancer Marije Nie, with guests including saxophonist Cathal Roche, percussionist Erik Kooger and live sound designer Benjamin Jefferys, will open the festival, with a performance at Dance Limerick Space (St John's Church) on Thursday 2nd November. "Moments of Movement" tells the story of steps; our own steps, and those of faceless masses forced to be on the move globally. The piece combines the visually stunning and global film archive of Eva Stotz, with the virtuosic and evocative rhythms of Marije Nie.
Films being screened during the festival will include Áine Stapleton's film "Medicated Milk", a re-telling of the life of Lucia Joyce made in collaboration with Jose Miguel Jimenez and with an original soundscore by Somadrone; "Sekar Arum – Forging The Irish World Academy Javanese Gamelan" directed by Maurice Gunning and "Pause" directed Jonathan Nangle and choreographed by Jamie Haughton -
a piece for violin, viola, cello, double bass and video ballet inspired by the idea of data glitches in both music and visual medium.
Published on 11 October 2017