Welcome to the fifth edition of Light Moves Festival of Screendance. Since its inaugural year as part of Limerick National City of Culture in 2014, the festival has been sustained by the vibrancy of interest and practice both here in Ireland and internationally. The passion with which our audiences and artists have embraced the avenues of possibility for dance and movement enabled by the screen and new technologies is enlivening. From the cinema to the gallery, from mobile devices to interactive contexts, screendance today seems ever more vital as a means to communicate choreographic thinking. This year’s festival continues in its celebration of these possibilities, featuring works filled with the vibrant energy of youth whilst also foregrounding the unique way in which screendance may approach themes of loss and mortality. 

Light Moves thanks all those who have supported the festival; the artists whose dedication resulted in the many works submitted; the audiences who have joined us in discovering screendance’s diversity and promise; and the partners, supporters and funders who have made this festival a reality. 

- Mary Wycherley and Jürgen Simpson, festival curators.

I am delighted to host the fifth edition of Light Moves in collaboration with our venue partners.  As always, we have an eclectic programme of screenings, discussions and investigations to inspire, enchant and captivate you.

I hope you all have a wonderful festival and look forward to joining you in many stimulating and through-provoking conversations over the weekend.

- Jenny Traynor, festival producer.