Light Moves: Forecasting a great screendance show at Dance Limerick

Jurgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley, founders and curators of the Light Moves festival of screendance, launching the festival Picture: Dave Gaynor

Jurgen Simpson and Mary Wycherley, founders and curators of the Light Moves festival of screendance, launching the festival Picture: Dave Gaynor

THE Light Moves festival of screendance begins with an opening performance this Thursday night at Dance Limerick.

Ireland’s international festival of dance, film and media arts, produced by Dance Limerick in partnership with the Digital Media and Arts Research Centre at UL, is back for its fifth edition this year, running from November 8-11.

Light Moves invites audiences to See Dance Differently, and to explore a weekend full of intriguing film, music, workshops and unique encounters that showcase the future of dance on film.

It takes place at locations across the city, including Dance Limerick’s home in John’s Square in the historic St John’s Church, as well as the Belltable, UL and new venue this year of Limerick Printmakers.

The opening reception will be followed by a performance of Forecasting by Barbara Matijević, performer, and Giuseppe Chico. It a performance of one actress and her laptop, based on a collection of amateur videos taken from YouTube and is a “dizzying hybrid experience,” according to the festival’s organisers.

Light Moves festival passes and tickets and more information on all shows are available online at www.lightmoves.ie.