Limerick's Light Moves festival puts out call for submissions

Limerick's Light Moves festival puts out call for submissions

Choreographer Siobhan Davie speaking at last year's Light Moves festival

THE Light Moves festival of screendance has announced an open call for papers and presentations for a symposium taking place during Limerick city based event.

Light Moves, which takes place from November 3 – 6, is Ireland’s international festival dedicated to the art of dance on film and video art with movement as a central theme. It is curated by Jürgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley and produced by Dance Limerick, with support from the Arts Council and Limerick City and County Council.

The symposium “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 20-minute presentations. Experimental and/or group formats of presentation are welcome. The theme for the symposium is Identity in Focus - Body, Site and Frame. 

"We're very excited to announce this year's Open Call for papers and presentations for the Light Moves Screendance Symposium," said Jenny Traynor of Dance Limerick.

"The symposium is a wonderful opportunity for screendance practitioners to investigate this exciting artform at a deep level and to share ideas and reflections with their peers from all over the world. For the last two years, we have been really impressed with the high standard of presentation from around the globe and two excellent keynote addresses from Douglas Rosenberg in 2014 and Claudia Kappenberg in 2015.

"We're very much looking forward to the responses to this year's theme Identity in Focus - Body, Site and Frame. Those interested in submitting proposals should note our slightly earlier deadline and be sure to have their ideas with us by Thursday, July 7," she added.