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Light Moves Festival of Screendance Announces its Open Call

Light Moves Festival of Screendance Announces its Open Call 

Light Moves Festival of Screendance has announced its Open Call for papers and presentations for its fourth International Screendance Symposium, which takes place during the festival, 2-5 November 2017, in Limerick.  The symposium encourages artistic and scholarly exchange, debate and discussion in screen dance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts, sound and text. It is a wonderful opportunity for screen dance practitioners to investigate this exciting art form at a deep level and to share ideas and reflections with international peers.  This year’s theme is Screendance Through the Senses.

Papers and project presentations may include but are not limited to the following areas: Structures, orthodoxies and strategies, Beyond the Image and Genre & Movements, Orientations and Contexts. Proposals from practitioners and scholars should be for maximum 20-minute presentations. Experimental and/or group formats of presentation are welcome. For details on submissions see here.

Light Moves is Ireland’s international festival dedicated to the art of dance on film and video art with movement as a central theme, and is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film/screen dance in Ireland and internationally. Light Moves presents feature screenings, short films, invited works and open submissions, as well as a Screendance Lab and Symposium with some of the most respected figures in the field.

The Light Moves Screendance Lab is a practical workshop which offers participants valuable opportunities to interrogate and explore questions around making dance film works. The Light Moves Screendance Symposium encourages artistic and scholarly exchange, debate and discussion in screen dance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts, sound/music and text.

The festival is curated by Jürgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley, produced by Dance Limerick, and supported by the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council. It takes place each year in November in Limerick.

 

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