Thursday, 18 February, 2016 - 12:48

Screendance specialist and contemporary dance artist Mary Wycherley will lead two workshops in screendance at Dance Ireland on Friday 19 February.

Introduction to Dance & Film: 10am-1pm
Afternoon Masterclass: 2pm-5pm

For full details, click link on right.

Mary Wycherley is a dance artist whose work embraces live performance, choreography and film. In 2015 Mary was appointed Limerick Dance Artist in Residence by the Arts Council of Ireland, a year in which she also premiered In The Bell’s Shadow, a feature length screendance film made in collaboration with choreographer Joan Davis and scored for the Irish Chamber Orchestra by Jürgen Simpson.

Mary’s installation work includes a diptych Starting With T, a community project made in collaboration with Mary Nunan and Monica Spencer, funded by Limerick City of Culture 2014, and a triptych The Dance of Making (2012) funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. In 2013 Mary premiered Frames & Fragments and Contour, two Dance Ireland commissions.

Mary’s work has been shown at the National Museum of Contemporary Arts Bucharest, American Dance Festival, Solas Nua Arts Centre Washington, VideoDanza Festival Buenos Aires and at home, including Galway Film Fleadh, Kilkenny Arts Festival, West Cork Art Centre, RUA RED Gallery, Fab Lab (Limerick City Gallery off-site exhibition), Fastnet Film Festival, Firkin Crane and the Light House Cinema Dublin. Mary is a guest lecturer in dance and film at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

These workshops are presented by Dance Ireland.

*Mary's stunning film "In the Bell's Shadow" will be screened at Dance Limerick on Thurs 31 March at 7pm. See link on right for more info.


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