Light Moves is thrilled to announce this year’s award winners, featuring films that demonstrate particular artistic excellence in their exploration of screendance by challenging and renewing its scope and direction.
The winners are:
Light Moves Student Merit Award Winner 2023, sponsored by Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at University of Limerick:
Dreaming of Rare Moments, Dry Tones, And Air Trapped Eternally Between Pieces of Metal – A film by Aneta Dortová.
Light Moves Innovative use of Music and Sound Award, sponsored by Contemporary Music Centre:
Amid the Noise and the Haste – A film by Colin Norrby, sound by Colin Norrby.
Light Moves Choreography and/or Performance Award, sponsored by Dublin Dance Festival:
Sentence – A film by Rosemary Lee and Hugo Glendinning.
Light Moves Overall Film Award:
Transparent – A film by Siobhan Davies in collaboration with David Hinton and Hugo Glendinning.
Grant McLay, Course Director BA Contemporary Dance at University of Limerick on Dreaming of Rare Moments, Dry Tones, And Air Trapped Eternally Between Pieces of Metal: ‘In this film, the physical choreography plays a strong visual element of the film but it also allows for the surroundings to play an important role in the context of the director’s editing and indeed overall creative vision.’
Robbie Blake, performer, director and composer on Amid the Noise and the Haste: ‘I really enjoyed all the shortlisted works, yet this compelling, heartfelt piece shone through. The interweaving of compositional elements – aural, filmic and physical – felt particularly special and noteworthy.’
Jazmin Chiodi, director of Dublin Dance Festival on Sentence: ‘Sentence is unique film showcasing a highly skilled use of camera movement, choreographic language with a clear purpose, and technology. The film’s rhythm and storytelling are clear and cohesive, creating a strong sense of nostalgia and capturing the essence of life and memory. Furthermore, it evokes an emotional response, creating a distinct atmosphere enhanced by the impressive sound design. Dance plays a central role in this film and the performance is in absolute harmony, making it the clear winner in this category.’
Laura Murphy, award winning choreographer and dance artist on Transparent: ‘A beautifully crafted film that blends a personal and professional life lived in dance and, in a dancing body. The cinematography and storytelling complement one another in what feels like a true tale told from deep within the narrator’s body. I feel an urge in my body to move, to dance and to be in my full experience.’