What is SpringMoves Dance Festival? 

It is an energetic celebration for dance in Wexford, centered around the National Opera House and moving out onto the streets of Wexford Town!

The festival is an opportunity for Wexford locals to engage with national and international dance artists and companies and to discover new dance in our communities. SMDF is a resource for professional dance artists and dance practitioners and a meeting place for creative research and collaboration.


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Monday 7th December


Festival Introduction from Louise Costelloe (Dance Ireland), Lucy Medlycott (ISACS) and Vivian Brodie Hayes (SpringMoves Festival Director) with festival welcome from Liz Burns, County Wexford Arts Officer.


SpringMoves Short Films

Present With Me (6min 30) – Richard Chappell / Daniel Martin, UK

Born of the Trees (4min) – Magalie Lanriot / Rachel Ní Bhraonáin, Ireland / Portugal

Submerged (11min) – Kim Mc Cafferty / Jessie Keenan, Ireland

Tuesday 8th December
11am – 1pm

Online Dramaturgy Workshop with Lou Cope

(In association with Where Dance Meets Circus, a partnership with ISACS and Dance Ireland) 


SpringMoves Short Films

Crowned  (3min 30) – Neema Mwande, Ireland / UK / African diaspora

Anasa (4min) – Maja Zimmerlin / Thomas Delord, Germany / Belgium

Floor Falls (2min 30) – Jennifer Paterson / Lewis Gourlay / Abby Warrilow, Scotland

Waves Break, The Cycle Repeats (3min 30) –  Sarah Kinneen, Ireland

The Event  (3min 40)– TeaTime Company / Astrid en Roel, Netherlands / Ireland / Belgium

Festival Launch & Welcome

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SpringMoves Dance Festival 2020

Our Kind Sponsors

National Opera House
Arts Council Funding
Wexford County Council Logo
Dance Ireland