WSL is a yearly event that celebrates training, performance, screendance, discussion and craft with particular emphasis on the Art of Dance in it’s many forms.
Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory (WSL) is the only screendance festival in the East of the country, and one of just two film festivals in Ireland that focus exclusively on dance, choreography and film. Its programmes are experimental, ‘learning-by-doing’ arts-based, with added components – an in-depth established-artist conversation, a day-long symposium, and screenings showing Irish and International works and dance performance.
WSL creates opportunities for film/dance artists to make and show dance, and/or film work within Laboratory and stage settings. The organisation has a passionate commitment to bring international artists of calibre to Wicklow, and to encourage the development of local arts communities. While it is a local festival it is open country-wide and internationally to contributors; and, with parter Dance Ireland, will have a specific relationship with a national audience. It is a Social Enterprise Business that operates both with an aim to be profitable and to give back to the community, particularly Rural Youth, marginalised / disadvantaged people, and refugees.
Wicklow ScreenDance Laboratory Festival 2023 Dates and Venues:
Dance House, Dublin – April 3 – 5
Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray – April 6
Spotlight Studios, Wicklow Town – April 7
Fore more visit screendance.ie