Screendance Artist Mary Wycherley will provide two workshops on Friday 19 February at DanceHouse, Foley Street, Dublin 1.

€10 members/students/ €15 non-members per session.

The morning session is for those with limited or no experience in film, while the afternoon masterclass is aimed at those with a developed film practice who are interested in exploring the genre of dance film or those with an established dance-film making practice.  Further details on each session below:



Time: 10am-1pm

Cost: €10 members and students/€15 non-members

This workshop takes into consideration the marketing pressures on both teachers and artists to promote their work through film because of the trend in social media platforms to prioritise video content.  This workshop is for those thinking about filming dance (classes or choreographies) but would rather not for fear of not doing justice to the work.  Mary will offer tips to get started and how to do a lot with a little, gathering tools and identifying key artistic, practical and technical challenges.



Time: 2-5pm

Cost: €10 members and students/€15 non-members

This masterclass is for individuals working regularly in the medium of dance film, or have an extensive knowledge of film-making and are looking to explore dance film-making.

This masterclass offers an opportunity for practitioners interested in making dance film to explore the creative, practical and aesthetic questions inherent in the making of dance film works. With a focus on time, space and relationship it will examine the translation of choreographic and performance methodologies and craft in dance-filmmaking and the impact of location on the choreographic and filmic language.  Through a series of practical tasks and discussions the participants will gain valuable insights and perspectives through the lens of current thinking, practice and experiences from the field.



Mary Wycherley is a dance artist whose work embraces live performance, choreography and film. In 2015 Mary was appointed Limerick Dance Artist in Residence by the Arts Council of Ireland, a year in which she also premiered In The Bell’s Shadow, a feature length screendance film made in collaboration with choreographer Joan Davis and scored for the Irish Chamber Orchestra by Jürgen Simpson. Her installation work includes a diptych Starting With T, a community project made in collaboration with Mary Nunan and Monica Spencer, funded by Limerick City of Culture 2014, and a triptych The Dance of Making (2012) funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. In 2013 Mary premiered Frames & Fragments and Contour, two Dance Ireland commissions. Her work has been shown at festivals and galleries including the National Museum of Contemporary Arts Bucharest, The American Dance Festival, The Solas Nua Arts Centre Washington, VideoDanza Festival Buenos Aires and at home, including the Galway Film Fleadh, the Kilkenny Arts Festival, West Cork Art Centre, RUA RED Gallery, Fab Lab (Limerick City Gallery off-site exhibition), Fastnet Film Festival, the Firkin Crane, and the Light House Cinema Dublin. She is a director and curator of Light Moves festival of screendance and a guest lecturer in dance and film at the IWAMD, University of Limerick.


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