Irish Films Focus I
Experience a stunning collection of short films from Light Moves 2021 Open Call by Irish filmmakers and choreographers making vibrant and expansive contributions to dance, film and screendance.
2020 | IRELAND | 00:20:00
Director: Lucy Dawson, Luke Murphy
Choreography: Luke Murphy
A dance film by choreographer Luke Murphy set in the rugged, breathtaking backdrop of the West Cork landscape. Amergin features performances by 5 exceptional dancers from STEP UP dance project 2020.
WALLS OF LIMERICK
2019 | IRELAND | 00:07:31
Director: Arturo Bandinelli
Choreographers: Kathryn Cooley, Máire Dee
Gravity’s pull is constantly changing planes in this world, and the performers have the freedom to articulate their feelings through movement. As the distress and anxiety builds from external forces, the dancers only way out is up.
2020 | IRELAND | 00:05:17
Director / Choreographer: Laura Murphy
Tide contrasts the pace of industry with human movement, and the soft yielding nature of the body with the hard edges of manmade objects.
2020 | IRELAND | 00:03:51
Director: Stephen Hall
Choreographer: Tobi Omoteso
This film references where we find ourselves now, and our current situation. In Departure, the dancer aims to find solace within uncertainty, by finding their own rhythm within the storms of life.
Lucia Joyce: Full Capacity
2020 | IRELAND | 00:07:16
Director: Deirdre Mulrooney
Choreographer: Megan Kennedy
A glimpse of misunderstood artist Lucia Joyce at Full Capacity. Evanna Lynch emulates Lucia’s magical dance as captured by photographer Berenice Abbott in her iconic 1928 image of the promising young dancer posing in her transformative silver fish costume, inspired by a little-known link with WB Yeats.
Short Text: Evanna Lynch emulates Lucia Joyce’s magical dance as captured by photographer Berenice Abbott, posing in her transformative silver fish costume inspired by a little-known link with WB Yeats.
Armour Off | IRELAND | 00:14:23
Director: Anna Rodgers
Choreographer: Caroline Bowditch, Linda Fearon
A dance film capturing a performance by dancer Linda Fearon at her home in Co. Armagh at the height of lockdown 2020. Interweaving movement and spoken word, exploring Linda’s relationship with her body and self. Armour Off is directed, produced, devised, and scored by artists with disabilities.