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Light Moves Announces Programme

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6th-9th November 2014

The Light Moves Festival, Ireland’s first festival of dance film, is delighted to announce its full programme.

Taking place November 6th to 9th in Limerick city centre, this will be the first festival of its kind in Ireland and 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.

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 will 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. Critic Roger Ebert declared, “Jacques Tati’s Playtime like 2001: A Space Odyssey or The Blair Witch Project or Russian Ark, is one of a kind, complete in itself, a species already extinct at the moment of its birth.” A screening of Russian Ark (2002), Alexander Sokurov’s masterpiece filmed in a single shot at the Hermitage Museum, will be another festival highlight.

The programme will also include special family screenings of Disney’s Fantasia and Mad Hot Ballroom for young and old alike, taking place at No. 69 O’Connell St, and a series of free installations from a number of screendance artists running daily throughout Dance Limerick.

For the full programme visit