Wednesday, September 18, 2013

1943 - A Dance Odyssey at Druid Lane Theatre for Galway Culture Night!

I'm delighted that 1943 - A Dance Odyssey has been selected to be screened alongside greats like "Pina" and "NY Export: Opus Jazz" in "An Evening of Dance" at Druid Lane Theatre, Druid Lane, Galway on Culture Night - September 20th, 2013 from 6.00pm - 10.00pm

Galway Dance Project was established in 2011 to support the development of dance in Galway. On Culture Night it will present a series of free dance showings and screenings in an informal atmosphere at Druid’s beautiful theatre. Beginning at 6pm, a number of Galway’s contemporary dance artists will perform excerpts of work in development where audience members will be invited to come and go as they please, ask questions or give feedback on the work.

Dancers on the night will include Genevieve Ryan, Berni Divilly, Katarzyna Voetter, Daniel Howe and Caoilfhionn De Bhaldraithe with music by Mr. Ebby. The showings will begin at 6pm and run until 7.30pm and run again from 8pm until 9.30pm. This is a perfect opportunity to develop a greater interest and understanding in contemporary dance practices and performance as well as a greater intimacy with the Galway based dance community.

As part of the evening, a reception will also be hosted by Galway Dance Project to announce its forthcoming programme running September to December 2013. Refreshments will be provided in the foyer of Druid Lane Theatre and attendees can enjoy a glass of wine together with their dance experience.

Also on the night, a series of local, national and international dance films will be screened Backstage at Druid Lane Theatre.

The films: 6pm Pina is a tribute to choreographer, Pina Bausch, in which her dancers perform her most famous creations.  8pm: NY Export: Opus Jazz   is a vibrant new film adaptation of a classic work, conceived by New York City Ballet soloists Ellen Bar and Sean Suozzi. shot in visually dynamic locations around New York City and set to an evocative jazz score, the ballet follows the daily lives of disaffected urban youth. Blending jazz and ballroom dancing with Latin, African and American rhythms, it is a masterpiece of dance, with a powerfully expressive, sexy and contemporary style.
9pm: 1943 – A Dance Odyssey explores a forgotten reel of film by Irish film industry founder Liam O Laoighaire showing a mysterious modern dancer teaching her tiny pupils in her Harcourt Street studio and dancing freely in the open air in his 1943 “Dance School”. Seventy years on, Deirdre Mulrooney’s documentary discovers who were these tiny dancers and where did the dance of life take them? 

Finally at 9.30pm:  Siul, piece produced and created by Galway based dancer, Berni Divilly, considers the walk of survival and transcendence across time and space.

Tell your Galway friends, and get there if you can!

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