Friday, 4 July, 2014 - 21:11

LIGHT MOVES festival of screendance, 6-9 November 2014, is Ireland's first festival dedicated to screendance. Taking place at the Dance Limerick Space, the festival will feature large format screenings, screendance installations, a workshop and a series of paper presentations and panel discussions.

Open Call Notice: Film Submissions
Film-makers, choreographers and video artists are invited to submit screendance works for consideration for their forthcoming 2014 programme of dance film and video art with movement as a central theme.

Submissions can be made online at
Submission deadline: August 1st.
Light Moves will award a range of prizes to both established and student works for work submitted via the open call.

Open Call Notice: Paper Submissions
Light Moves Festival of Screendance is also pleased to announce its call for presentations and paper proposals for inclusion at the Light Moves Symposium 2014: Rooting/ Rerouting Screendance.

The aim of the symposium is to encourage artistic and scholarly exchange in screendance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts and text. Proposals are invited from national and international practitioners and scholars for 15-20 minute presentations. Experimental and/or group formats of presentation are welcome.

The theme for this year's symposium is “Rooting / Rerouting Screendance” and papers and project presentations may include but are not limited to the following areas:
The collaborative bridge – balancing interdisciplinarity, dance and technology
Sound and movement
The body on location and in landscape
Scripts and the dramaturgy of screendance
Framed moving bodies
Choreographed/improvised ‘Liveness’ and the fixed medium

Proposals for presentations, papers, and project discussions should be emailed to on or before 22nd July 2014. Please submit in PDF format only.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words and should include:
The title of your paper or presentation
A maximum 300 word abstract (including brief description of the questions, concepts and topics you wish to explore, and how)
State your preferred presentation format/approach
A short biography
AV requirements
Images and weblinks, if necessary

Light Moves is curated and directed by Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson and is a Limerick City of Culture Legacy Project collaboration with festival partners Dance Limerick and DMARC (The Digital Media and Arts Research Centre, CSIS Dept. University of Limerick) and additional support from The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Light Moves gratefully acknowledges the support of Limerick City of Culture and the University of Limerick.


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Dance Limerick exists to support the development of professional dance artists within the Limerick region and beyond.

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