Supported by The Arts Council & South Dublin County Council
DANCE ON FILM
‘ Out Side In’
PREMIERE NOV 2015 | REWIND FILM FESTIVAL
Chosen to show at LIGHT-MOVES FESTIVAL OF SCREEN DANCE 2016
Out Side In examines the physical and sociological impact of pregnancy and motherhood. Drawing from a series of interviews, the work was developed in collaboration with a wide demographic of Dublin based women and tells the story of one woman’s struggle to accept the transition, as her inner world becomes exposed.
This work is an outcome of research into new modes of collaboration through screen based technology. The footage was gathered almost exclusively through improvised movement and explores the the editor as choreographer. A reduction in large expansive movements, creates space for the camera to pick up on the subtleties of the dancers choices. This technique is intended for application in collaboration with non-dancers and community participants.
Shift is a series of interviews with some of Irelands leading contemporary dance artists, visual artists, producers, directors and venues. Its intention is to facilitate a conversation around the changing landscape of Irish contemporary dance practice. The conversation is situated in the broader context of socially engaged arts practice, dance audiences, public funding criteria and new technologies.
Contributors to date include:
JOHN SCOTT | Irish Modern Dance Theatre | Artistic Director
CIAN O’BRIEN | Project Arts Centre | Artistic Director
CATHERINE YOUNG | Dance Artist
ANICA LOUW | Shawbrook Dance Centre | Director
MICHELLE CAHILL | Dance Artist | Dance Ireland board
PHILIPPA DONNELLAN | CoisCeim Broadreach | Director
AILISH CLAFFEY | Dance Artist
PHILIP NAPIER | NCAD | Head of Fine Art
JENNY TRAYNOR | Dance Limerick | Director
AOIFE COURTNEY | Dance Artist | Dance Ireland board
This project was kindly supported by CREATE
‘If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound?’
The documentation of dance practice and performance is essential to the growth of the sector and yet is often overlooked. Lack of resources is a major factor in this decision but as a result, many of the performances that take place nationally are either not recorded, recorded as an after thought, or recorded professionally and not published. As part of our research HAVOC are looking at ways to disseminate dance work on an ongoing basis, so that the professional dance community AND public bodies, will have access to the hard work that goes on, primarily, behind closed doors.
Watch Dance Limerick in action. Filmed and edited by Cathy Coughlan