Festival Team

FOUNDERS AND CURATORS

Mary Wycherley

Jürgen Simpson

 

PRODUCER
Jenny Traynor, Dance Limerick

COMMUNICATIONS & PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
Emer Casey, Dance Limerick

STEERING GROUP
Pippa Little, Jayne Foley, Niamh NicGhabhann

PRODUCTION MANAGERS
Gearóid O hAllmhuráin, Jürgen Simpson

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS
Michael Carmody, Sean McIntyre, Ciarán Woulfe

MEDIA MANAGER
Tony Irwin

PR CONSULTANT
Stephanie Dickenson

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Richard Meade

WEBSITE DESIGN
Pixel Design

PROMOTIONAL TRAILER
Shane Serrano


ABOUT THE CURATORS

Mary Wycherley is a dance artist whose work embraces live performance, choreography and film.  Her work has been shown at festivals and galleries throughout Europe, the Americas, the UK and Ireland.  Mary is Limerick's Dance Artist in Residence 2015-2017, appointed by the Arts Council.  In 2015, she 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.  Mary lectures in dance and film at the University of Limerick.

Jürgen Simpson is a composer and academic.  His work is performed internationally and spans the areas of dance, electronic music, film, opera and installation art.  In dance, collaborators include John Scott and Shobana Jeyasingh, composer Michael Nyman and seven screendance works with director Mary Wycherley.  Metamorphosis, his collaboration with director Clare Langan, received the principal award at the 2007 Oberhausen Film Festival.  Operatic works include Air India: Redacted, premiered in Vancouver in 2015, and Thwaite, which received the Genesis Opera Project's top award in 2003.  Recent writing includes a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Screendance Studies.