Dance Ireland are delighted to produce an original film, Dancing by Distance, for Cruinniu na nÓg 2020, commissioned by Creative Ireland for this year’s event.
We look forward to sharing this with a wider audience, celebrating the creativity, talent and passion of young dance artists.
With movement direction by choreographer Luke Murphy, a Dance Ireland Associate Artist, and original score by Michael Fleming and in collaboration with Invisible Thread Films, Dancing by Distance features over 35 young dancers* across different locations, styles and circumstances throughout Ireland, who each devised a dance solo.
In the creation of the film, dancers were given movement inspiration by way of the score and points of consideration while listening. Choreographer Luke Murphy, gave the dancers references for filling space, movement and rhythm qualities to explore while film company Invisible Thread Films, gave the dancers guidance on exploring ways to film: varying the formats of their shots; the use of small spaces as well as furniture and walls as well as time of day to create different atmospheres.
This project has captured a unique moment in time and is a testimony the rich creativity and artistry that exists in young dancers in Ireland. The quality was incredibly high for everything we received, there wasn’t a video that we didn’t consider. Each and every submission contributed to the shape and process of this film.
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