Dublin Dance Festival and IFI present: Dance on Film

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Dublin Dance Festival and the Irish Film Institute 
present

Dance on Film

Wim Vandekeybus Special 2pm Sunday 19 May

Life in Movement 2pm Sunday 26 May

Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar

This year’s Dublin Dance Festival programme will feature two afternoons of Dance on Film at the Irish Film Institute. On 19th May there will be a screening of films by renowned choreographer and filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus, whose films have featured at Cannes Film Festival. The festival will also show Life in Movement, a documentary with universal resonance inspired by the life and untimely death of young Australian choreographer Tanja Liedtke.

Director of Dublin Dance Festival Julia Carruthers says  “Wim Vandekeybus is such an important artist. We’re thrilled to be able to present both his live performance at the Abbey Theatre and his films at the IFI – showing his films is an ideal way of digging deeper into his work.” She continues “I first encountered Life in Movement on a flight from Australia. It’s a powerfully moving documentary – one of those rare films that successfully blends real life and great art. Liedtke was a big choreographic talent and her premature departure a big loss to dance”

 

Sunday 19 May – WIM VANDEKEYBUS SPECIAL
Venue: Irish Film Institute
Time: 2pm
Duration: 90 minutes approx
Tickets: €7.50 Full Price / €5.80 Conc
IFI members rates also apply
Wim Vandekeybus, Artistic Director of Flemish dance company Ultima Vez, is renowned for his choreographic and filmmaking work. This event will include dance-for-camera, documentaries and shorts, and will feature films including Blush, a dazzling voyage swinging between the heavenly landscapes of Corsica and the slummiest depths of Brussels and Silver, inspired by the Irish nursery rhyme “One for sorrow, two for joy”. Vandekeybus’ films have featured at Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival and Montréal Festival du Film sur l’art.
Sunday 26 May – LIFE IN MOVEMENT
Venue: Irish Film Institute
Time: 2pm
Duration: 90 minutes approx
Tickets: €7.50 Full Price / €5.80 Conc
IFI members rates also apply
In 2007 Sydney Dance Company appointed 29-year-old choreographer Tanja Liedtke as their first new artistic director in 30 years. However before she could take up the position, she was struck and killed by a truck. 18 months after her death her collaborators embark on a world tour of her work and together try to make sense of their loss. A film with universal resonance, Life in Movement is a powerfully rendered take on art and artists, creativity and our own mortality.
The programme also includes Nascent, a short film made by Gina Czarnecki, which combines visual art, experimental media and dance.improvised and choreographed performance by Australian Dance Theatrenfronted with compositional techniques applied in the post-production stage
This screening will be introduced by Brighton based dancer/choreographer/costume designer Theo Clinkard, who was Tanja’s close friend from the days they studied and trained together in London.
  The screening of Life in Movement is proudly supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.

Elsewhere in the Dublin Dance Festival programme, Ros Warby’s Monumental, drawing on two iconic symbols of classical ballet, the swan and the soldier, is performed against a background of old 35mm films, projected images and atmospheric lighting, while in Daniel Linehan’s Montage for Three dancers recreate a collection of projected photos in freeze frames that become like a stop-motion film. The family season will also feature animation in What on Earth!? and an installation for children by award-winning film-maker Rachel Davies in The Light Garden.

Dublin Dance Festival’s mission is to present an inspirational, international festival that promotes the best of contemporary choreography, supports artists and develops audiences. Inaugurated in 2002, Dublin Dance Festival has become the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. The wealth of activity offered by the 2013 programme will give audiences an abundance of experiences, as the city is animated with dance to entrance, surprise, ponder and delight from 14-26 May.

 

TO BOOK:

ONLINE

www.dublindancefestival.ie

BY PHONE

Tel: + 353 1 672 8815 Lines open Monday to Friday 11am–6pm

IN PERSON from May 1

Dublin Dance Festival Box Office @ Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Open Monday to Saturday 10am–6.30pm, Sunday 12noon–3pm. Bank Holiday Monday (May 6) 12noon–3pm

Via IRISH FILM INSITUTE BOX OFFICE from April 25

6 Eustace Street, Dublin 2

BY PHONE: + 353 1 679 3477

ONLINE: www.ifi.ie

DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL IS BROUGHT TO YOU WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF:

PRINCIPAL FUNDER
Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon

FUNDERS
Dublin City Council
Fáilte Ireland
Cultural Programme of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

MEDIA PARTNERS
RTÉ lyric fm
Entertainment.ie
RTÉ

 

For further information about the Dublin Dance Festival please contact: E: info@dublindancefestival.ie  T: + 353 1 679 0524  W: www.dublindancefestival.ie

Join the conversation: F / DublinDanceFestival T / @DublinDanceFest Watch DDF trailers on YouTube.

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