Light Moves Festival of Screendance, Ireland's international festival of dance, film and media arts, is back for its fifth edition this year, running 8 - 11 November 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. Details of the 2018 programme will be announced at Dance Limerick on Tuesday 25 September at 6pm by festival curators Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson. The launch is a free event, and all are welcome to attend.
Highlights include live music and dance performances, short film programmes, a lively symposium of talks and discussions along with a very special screening of Man with a Movie Camera accompanied by a live score commissioned by Light Moves and written and performed musicians Neil O'Connor (Someadrone) and Dunk Murphy (Sunken Foal).
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.
For full programme details and to book see www.lightmoves.ie.
Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at