Dance on Film – A selection of shorts at the Dublin Dance Festival

Every May, the Dublin Dance Festival presents the best Irish and international dance performances in venues throughout the city to a growing and evolving audience and generates opportunities for artists, at home and abroad  through residencies, commissions and partnerships and by encouraging artistic collaboration, experimentation, risk-taking and innovation in dance. The 2019 edition of the festival has already begun and will run until the 19th of May, but film fans may be interested in a selection of shorts taking place at the Projects Arts Centre next Monday 13th May.

‘Dance on Film’, a curated programme will show off six short films, including a selection of Light Moves Festival 2018 Award Winners, some recent French releases, and the premiere of Irish dance theatre CoisCéim’s How to Sink a Paper Boat, with director David Bolger in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Tickets for this event will cost €10 (€8 concessions) at the Project Arts Centre and this event is being held in association with the Light Moves International Festival of Screendance.

Check out the full programme of shorts for this year’s edition of Dance on Film for DDF below:

L’Âge d’Or 
(France, 2018) 22’42’’

An encounter between dancers and physically disabled children, who get to explore unusual movements and new perceptions using virtual-reality glasses.

Time Reversal Symmetry 
(Canada, 2018) 08’00’’
Light Moves Prize for Outstanding Overall Work

In Time Reversal Symmetry, the artist uses dance, movement and media to visually exemplify how neutrinos (very small pieces of matter) change ‘flavour’ as they travel.

Entangled 
(UK, 2018) 15’32’’
Light Moves Innovative Use of Sound Award

Entangled responds to Matthew Whiteside’s score in three movements, each a response to a different facet of the work relating to physicist John Stewart Bell.

Swarm 
(UK, 2017) 9’23’’
Light Moves Outstanding Choreography and/or Performance Award

A mysterious group of figures find one another in the woods. They unite in dance and, as the evening falls, reveal their true identities.

Les Indes Galantes 
(France, 2017) 5’47’’

This striking film blends the music of Jean-Philippe Rameau with krump, a dance style that grew out of the riots following Rodney King’s beating in Los Angeles, in the 1990s.

How to Sink a Paper Boat 
(Ireland, 2019) 13’17’’
Premiere

How to Sink a Paper Boat delves into the mysteries of the sea as events of Dublin Bay’s past collide with the present, bringing history to life in a bold, physical short film.

About Luke Dunne

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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