Festival Team


Mary Wycherley

Jürgen Simpson



Jenny Traynor, Dance Limerick

Communications Manager & Programme Co-ordinator

Maeve Butler, Dance Limerick


Pippa Little, Jayne Foley, Niamh NicGhabhann

Production ManagerS

Gearóid O hAllmhuráin, Jürgen Simpson

Production Assistants

Michael Carmody, Ciarán Woulfe

Media Manager

Nicholas Ward

PR Consultant

Stephanie Dickenson

Graphic Design

Richard Meade

Website Design

Pixel Design

Promotional Trailer

Shane Serrano


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.