Open Call for Expressions of Interest: Lighting Design for Dance Project

Lighting Design for Dance Project:
November 2017 to January 2018

Applications now closed.

Lighting Design for Dance Project is a professional development opportunity for choreographers interested in working collaboratively with lighting design. 

The aim is to offer a supportive and resourced environment to learn about and experiment with lighting design for dance productions. The project pairs choreographers with MFA students in lighting design from The Lir Academy offering a series of structured supports including:  

  • Residency periods at DanceHouse to devise work
  • Guidance and mentoring throughout the process
  • Use of The Lir Academy theatre space
  • Technical support and expertise throughout the process
  • Presentation at The Lir Academy of the artistic outcome.

This professional development opportunity is aimed at Dance Ireland creative dance makers at varying stages of their careers.  

The project can cater for choreographers who wish to learn more about the lighting design process, as well as provide experimental time for experienced choreographers who wish to realise a specific idea in advance of a creative process. There is also scope within the project to engage with MFA costume design students.

Theatre and contemporary dance choreographer Liz Roche, will mentor the choreographers as part of the professional development process. The Lir Academy faculty will oversee the design students.

Working Dates: November 2017 to January 2018.
The project kicks off with a gathering for all participants on 23 November and culminates in a performance presentation of the created pieces for an invited audience at The Lir Academy on 24 January.

For an informal chat, please contact Liz Roche:

Lighting Design for Dance is a professional development partnership between Dance Ireland, The Lir Academy and Liz Roche Company.





Photography: Luca Truffarelli