Thursday, 25 June, 2015 - 16:34

Following the open call for films, Light Moves festival of screendance is pleased to announce its call for presentations and paper proposals for inclusion at the
Light Moves Symposium 2015: Peeling away the layers.

The symposium sits within the Light Moves festival,
19-22 November, and 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/or group formats of presentation are welcome.

The theme for this year’s symposium is
"Peeling away the layers".
Papers and project presentations may include but are not limited to the following areas:
- Screendance as a language for social, cultural and political conversations.
- Let’s talk about digital:
:: Challenging the allure of High Definition.
:: The ubiquitous camera.
:: Primitive technologies, embracing artefact and rediscovering lo-fi.
- Screendance conventions and the interplay between mainstream and experimental practices.
- Mediating and experiencing time in screendance (uninterrupted, compressed and expanded time)
- Harnessing performativity; liveness in screendance.
- Confronting stereotype (body, dance and location)

Proposals for presentations and papers should be emailed to
Deadline: Friday 07 August 2015
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)
- Your preferred presentation format/approach
- A short biography
- A/V requirements
- Website links that support your proposal, if available.

The Light Moves Screendance Symposium is hosted by Dance Limerick and DMARC, University of Limerick.

Light Moves festival of screendance 2015 takes place at Dance Limerick from 19-22 November and follows the highly successful inaugural event last year.

Ireland’s only festival of screendance, Light Moves is dedicated to the art of dance film and video art with movement as a central theme. The festival is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland.

Curated by Jurgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley, Light Moves combines classics, family screenings, invited works, open submissions, and explorations of screendance with some of the most respected figures in the field, Light Moves will feature a host of different events.

Further details from (link on right)


National Dance Residency Partnership
Aerowaves 2021 Open Call
Step Up 2021

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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