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light moves screendance symposium

via Lisa Hallinan:


Hosted by Dance Limerick and The University of Limerick

As part of LIGHT MOVES festival of screendance 

November 6th – 9th November 2014


Following the recent call for films, Light Moves Festival of Screendance is now pleased to announce its call for presentations and paper proposals for inclusion at the Light Moves Symposium 2014: Rooting/ Rerouting Screendance

The aim of the symposium is to encourage artistic and scholarly exchange in screendance and related disciplines including performance, dance, film, visual arts and text.  Proposals are invited from national and international practitioners and scholars for 15-20 minute presentations. Experimental and/or group formats of presentation are welcome.

The theme for this years symposium is “Rooting / Rerouting Screendance” and papers and project presentations may include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • The collaborative bridge – balancing interdisciplinarity, dance and technology
  • Sound and movement
  • The body on location and in landscape
  • Scripts and the dramaturgy of screendance
  • Framed moving bodies
  • Choreographed/improvised ‘Liveness’ and the fixed medium


Proposals for presentations, papers, and project discussions should be emailed to symposium@lightmoves.ie on or before 22nd July 2014.  Please submit in PDF format only.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words and should include:

  • The title of your paper or presentation
  • A maximum 300 word abstract (including brief description of the questions, concepts and topics you wish to explore and how)
  • State your preferred presentation format/approach
  • A short biography
  • AV requirements
  • Images and weblinks, if necessary

Full details available at: http://www.lightmoves.ie

Light Moves is curated and directed by Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson and is a Limerick City of Culture Legacy Project collaboration with festival partners Dance Limerick and DMARC (The Digital Media and Arts Research Centre, CSIS Dept. University of Limerick) and additional support from The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. Light Moves gratefully acknowledges the support of Limerick City of Culture and the University of Limerick.

For further details please contact info@lightmoves.ie.  

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Conference Programme Bourgogne May 2014

Marisa C. Hayes & Franck Boulègue, co-directeurs of the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne announce the schedule of the upcoming International Screendance Conference  at the following link, where you will find information about panels, presenters, etc.: http://videodansebourgogne.com/2013-screendance-conferencecolloque-cine-danse-2013/

If you would like more information about conference hotels, travel information, etc., please write to info@videodansebourgogne.com

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All this can happen


All this can happen

Director Siobhan Davies & David Hinton |
choreography Siobhan Davies |
UK | 2012 | 50′

Made entirely from found archive footage and photographs from the early days of the moving image, this film follows the footsteps of the protagonist from The Walk, a short story written in 1917 by Robert Walser. Juxtapositions, different speeds and split-frame techniques convey the walker’s state of mind as he encounters a world of hilarity, despair and endless variety. Everyday movements appear, evolve and freeze before our eyes.

Screening at Cinedans, 12-16th March Amsterdam.


new videodance blog

Gitta Wigro has set up a page on Facebook, on which she shares festival submission deadlines, funding opportunities (few as they may be!), workshops and interesting articles etc. It is intended as a useful place for anyone interested in the field.

Gitta invites anyone to post  information, or pass it on to her to post – whether it’s your own festival call-out, an article you’ve published, an event you’re running… anything that has the potential to connect screen-dance makers with each other and with the form.


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Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne

I am sitting in a real French cafe, aptly named La Belle Epoque, on the market square of Le Creusot, Bourgogne. Yesterday I gave a paper at the conference of the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne, both directed by Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue. The conference attracted a very international group of artists and researchers, many of which are students writing dissertations about Screendance.

This is a curious time for screendance; while there are much fewer festivals and opportunities to see work due to widespread funding cuts, there is definitely a growing number of scholarly enquiries about the history and specificities of the practice. The whole field is run, internationally, on a shoe string and without the support of major institutions, also here in Le Creusot. Is this a weakness, or perhaps a strength?  It is still unpredictable as to how the field will develop, but it is interesting to see that the interest in the creative possibility of working across dance and screen continues to gather interest across the globe.

This was the first time that Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue ran a conference alongside their festival, which is five years old, and there was a broad range of themes, some offering serious scholarship. The papers will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press in a collection of bilingual screendance texts, edited by Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue. This will be very useful to develop the level of debate in France, which appears to be curiously slow in recognising the possibilities of screendance, given its extensive histories in both cinema and dance.

For further information and to keep track of their debates:  http://bodycinema.blog.lemonde.fr/

Claudia Kappenberg

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