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”
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.
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.
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IN PERSON from May 1
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