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Light Moves Festival of Screendance 2018 is back for its fifth year

Light Moves Festival of Screendance 2018 is back for its fifth year

Light Moves Festival of Screendance, Ireland’s international festival of dance, film and media arts, is back for its fifth edition this year, running November 8 – 11 with events across Limerick City. The festival invites audiences to See Dance Differently and to explore a weekend full of intriguing film, music, workshops & unique encounters that showcase the future of dance on film.

The festival is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance 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.




 Festival curators Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson will announce details of the 2018 programme at Dance Limerick on Tuesday, September 25 at 6 pm. The launch is a free event, and all are welcome to attend.

Light Moves has enjoyed sell-out successes in previous years, creating a home for screendance in Limerick. This year’s festival programme offers the most exciting line up of artists yet, featuring world class dancers, filmmakers, visual artists and musicians from Ireland and as far afield as China and Iran.

Light Moves will take place in locations across Limerick, including Dance Limerick’s home in John’s Square with the historic St John’s Church, Belltable, the University of Limerick and a new venue this year, Dance Limerick’s neighbours Limerick Printmakers.

 The festival is produced by Dance Limerick in partnership with DMARC (Digital Media and Arts Research Centre) at the University of Limerick. Light Moves Festival is funded by the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council.

Light Moves Festival Passes and Tickets will be available online or Dance Limerick, 1-2 John’s Square, Limerick (cash/cheque only) from Wednesday 26 September.


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