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The Light Moves Festival seeks submissions



Pictured above: Ruth Way, presenting at Light Moves 2015 –  Light Moves Screendance Symposium announces Open Call. Light Moves Festival seeks submissions.   Light Moves Festival seeks submissio ns

Papers and presentations are being sought by The Light Moves Festival of Screendance by July 7 for a symposium during its Limerick City Event.

It is curated by Jürgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley and produced by Dance Limerick, with support from the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council. The festival combines feature films, invited works, open submissions and explorations of screendance with some of the most respected figures in this field.

Light Moves Festival seeks submissions of Papers and presentations which include but are not limited to some of the following: dancing in the frame, identity in sound site, locating bodies in fragmented space and time and movement identity.


“We’re very excited to announce this year’s Open Call for papers and presentations for the Light Moves Screendance Symposium,” said Jenny Traynor of Dance Limerick.

The Light Moves Festival will take place between the third and sixth of November this year. It is Ireland’s only festival dedicated to the medium of screendance/dance film.

This year’s theme for the symposium is “Identity in Focus – Body, Site and Frame”.

The symposium “aims to encourage artistic and scholarly exchange, debate and discussion in screendance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts, sound and text”.

Proposals are invited from practitioners and scholars for max 20-minute presentations. Experimental and group formats of presentation are also highly welcome and encouraged.

Proposals should not be more than 300 words and must include: the title of your presentation, a maximum 300 word abstract, AV requirements, a short biography, website links to support your proposal if appropriate, your preferred presentation approach and a high resolution headshot.

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.