Making Dance Films:

A dance and filmmaking workshop for people aged 50+
With choreographer Philippa Donnellan and filmmaker Mary Wycherley

Are you curious about how dance films are made?  Like to give it a try?  In this workshop you will learn about creating a dance film and how to shoot dance using a state of the art camera.

The workshop will begin with an easy dance warm-up and the creation of a short piece of choreography.

Next, you'll view a selection of short dance films and discuss what dance on film is.  You'll also learn some of the basic techniques involved in handling a professional video camera.

Together with others in the group, you'll then choose a location in the beautiful Dance Limerick space (the old St John's Church) and use the camera to create and/or perform in your film.

Finally, everyone will be able to sit back and watch some of the footage created.

Philippa Donnellan is the Director of CoisCéim BROADREACH, the access participation strand of CoisCéim Dance Theatre.

Mary Wycherley is a filmmaker, curator of Light Moves and is currently Dance Artist-in-Residence in Limerick.