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Light Moves Festival at glór presents Vast and Intimate Places


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Total running time 42 mins

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All new and existing ticketholders are required to show proof of Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate on entry to this event at glór. Children under 18 who are accompanying adults do not need proof of vaccination or recovery. Please note wearing of mask/face covering is compulsory at all times inside the building.

Light Moves Festival at glór is proud to present a special screening of dance films by artists based in Ireland, and around the world. The programme culminates in the premiere Irish screening of Navigation by Marlene Millar and Sandra Silva, shot on location in the Burren and featuring performances by The Lismorahaun Singers.

CORTÈGE / [PROCESSION] | BELGIUM | 2021 | 00:06:46

Director: Shawn Fitzgerald Ahern |  Choreographer: Tiemen Bormans, Karlijn Dedroog, Hector Ferrer, Claudia Gil Cabus, Misako Kato, Shane Urton, Lateef Williams, Shelby Williams

Cortège follows eight dancers as they ascend the stunning interior landscape of architect Zaha Hadid’s famous Havenhuis. The individuality and beauty of the dancers (of Royal Opera Ballet Flanders, joined on camera by three singers and musicians also of the Opera) brings the Havenhuis to life, as they search for one another, gather to support a sunken companion, or peer from windows, reflecting on the grey world beyond.

TOPORZEŁ | POLAND | 2019 | 00:09:00

Director / Choreographer: Iwona Pasińska

Beautiful Mountain landscapes, from which the figures of dancers grow, rocks, bushes, the severity of nature and its strength, everything intertwines with each other, thus emphasizing the strong bonds between nature and man.

CAN’T KILL US ALL | UK | TBC | 00:08:00

Director / Choreographer: Botis Seva

Can’t Kill us All unravels one man’s mental unrest as he navigates the turbulence of dealing with two global pandemics. The film is a theatrical experience combining hip hop theatre and film from dance experimentalist Botis Seva.

HOW TO SINK A PAPER BOAT | IRELAND | 2019 | 00:13:17

Producer: CoisCéim Dance Theatre  |  Director/Choreography: David Bolger

From acclaimed Irish dance company CoisCéim Dance Theatre, the film delves into the mysteries of the sea – as events of Dublin Bay’s past collide with the present, bringing history to life in a bold, physical short film. Director/Choreographer David Bolger interweaves the loss of life, letters and missing journal entries to intense, emotional effect.

WATCH, AND BEING WATCHED | CHINA | 2021 | 00:08:12

Director: Siye Tao  |  Choreographer: Jaeven Aylor, Amy Ernst, Xiao Liang, Nathalia Lin, Yinqi Wang, Siye Tao

A group of amateur dancers, immerse themselves in a metropolitan city, probe and explore the world with their fluidic movements. In various settings, they found that, while observing the world presented upon them, they themselves become the object of observation by many others. The interaction between the dancers and their casual ‘audience’ makes their roles – audience vs. performer – blurred and interchangeable. Who are the performers and who are the audience? This is the question this short film tries to ask.

FIBONACCI | TBC | 2021 | 00:10:00

Director / Choreographer: Marie Gourdain, Tomáš Hubáček

Human flock flows through wavy fields. An unenlightened hunter crosses its path. This is an environmental dance film or audiovisual meditation on Fibonacci patterns in the landscape, herd behaviour, film structure and music.


Director: Marlene Millar | Choreographer: Sandy Silva

Set in the spectacular Burren region of the west coast of Ireland, Navigation explores the current humanitarian crisis of displacement and dislocation that is experienced both individually and collectively. Using the land itself to explore how we navigate through unknown terrain, themes of survival and perseverance, departure and renewal emerge in a nuanced and layered interpretation of the migration experience. The rhythms, movement, vocals and landscape define and embody this exploration, featuring the performances of 10 dancers, singers and a choir of 40 participants.

Light Moves Festival of Screendance is Ireland’s international festival of dance on film. The festival is a response to the vibrant and expanding field of dance film / screendance in Ireland and internationally. Light Moves presents feature screenings, short films, invited works and open submissions, as well as a Screendance Lab and Symposium with some of the most respected figures in the field.

The Light Moves Screendance Lab is a practical workshop which offers participants valuable opportunities to interrogate and explore questions around making dance film works. The Light Moves Screendance Symposium encourages artistic and scholarly exchange, debate and discussion in screendance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts, sound/music and text.

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