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LIGHT MOVES Festival of Screendance 6-9 Nov

Thu 23 Oct 2014

LIGHT MOVES Festival of Screendance 6-9 Nov

The Light Moves Festival, Ireland’s first festival of dance film, will take place November 6th to 9th in Limerick city centre.

This will be the first festival of its kind in Ireland, 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. Combining 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 events.  Events will take place in the amazing facilities of Dance Limerick, a resource for creatives and public alike, housed in historic architecture.

Festival highlights include the comical ballet Playtime (1967), directed by Jacques Tati, telling of the misadventures of Monsieur Hulot in the maze of modernist Paris.  The Light Moves screening will be the Irish premiere of the newly restored and released digital version of this classic film.  A screening of Russian Ark (2002), Alexander Sokurov’s masterpiece filmed in a single shot at the Hermitage Museum, will be another festival highlight.

In total, Light Moves will screen over 50 hours of choreography and movement for camera.

Full programme details and tickets are now available on the Light Moves website -  www.lightmoves.ie