A short dance film written and choreographed by CoisCéim Artistic Director David Bolger.

One of four dance films chosen for production for the Arts Council / RTÉ DANCE ON THE BOX 2010 scheme, DEEP END DANCE premiered on RTÉ 2 in May 2010.

Performers Madge Bolger and David Bolger
Director of Photography Richard Kendrick
Composer Michael Fleming
Editor Roisín O’Donnell
Writer/Choreographer David Bolger
Producer Martha O’Neill, Wildfire Films
Director Conor Horgan

Awards

Winner: Best Short Film: Irish Film Festival, Boston 2011
Special Jury Prize: IDILL, 2011
Winner: Best Short Film, Celtic Media Festival, 2011
Winner: Best Short Film, FastNet Film Festival, 2011
Audience Award: Best Short, Capital Irish Film Festival 2011
Nomination: Best Short Film, Irish Film & Television Awards 2011
Short List: Prix Italia, 2011

Reviews

“It is the light that attracts us in the mellifluous film Deep End Dance, captured in the camera eye of director Conor Horgan. The incongruous becomes surprisingly normal as a suited but goggled dance-maker/swimmer/dancer David Bolger dives into the pool. The dappled turquoise and pale green surface riven only by the gravitational pull of his dance, he turns and nonchalantly rests his elbow on his chin as he floats. When he is joined by his mother, Madge Bolger, their ensuing duet of somersaults and pirouettes, plunging and soaring by turn, create a joyful mood. It’s a reflection on beauty too, the difference of their bodies leveled by this aquamarine universe. Michael Fleming’s playful score for clarinet and piano at times invokes a merry-go-round, perfect for these magical, life-affirming six minutes.”

Seona Mac Réamoinn, Irish Theatre Magazine

Gallery

Video

Past Screenings

23rd QUINZENA DE DANÇA DE ALMADA
INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL | 10 OCTOBER 2015

SHORTSPACE
Filmbase | Dublin 2 | Thursday 12th September 2013

MADE IN DUBLIN: DANCE FILMS
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar | 30 January 2013 | 18:00 – 22:00 | Free

ASSOCIATION CLAVIM
Issy-les-Moulineaux | 16th February 2013

LE JOUR LE PLUS COURT
Marseille | December 21 2012

Ô ! LES GRANDES LESSIVES DU XXI° CYCLE
Paris | November 2012

‘MOTIONCAPTURE’ at Cork Film Festival
15 November 2012

BOLD TENDENCIES, DANCE FOR FILM SERIES
Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park | London | September 6, 2012

On tour with SWIMMING WITH MY MOTHER at KILKENNY ARTS FESTIVAL 2012 and THE WATERGATE THEATRE
11 & 12 August 2012

THE IRISH FESTIVAL OF OULU
Oulu,Finland
28 September & 6 October 2012

LAGO FILM FEST
International Festival of Short Films, Documentaries and Screenplays
20-28 July 2012 | Revine Lago,Italy

FILMS THAT MOVE AT THE WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER
Deep End Dance was screened outdoors in New York City for the full month of July at 4pm Wednesday & Friday afternoons downtown at the World Financial Centre’s Winter Garden Big TV.
July 2012

FESTIVAL LA PIATTAFORMA
La Danza in 1 Minuto | Part of Cinedans Tour 2012
10 July 2012 | Torino,Italy

On tour with SWIMMING WITH MY MOTHER at
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL 2012 and THE GUTHRIE THEATRE, MINNEAPOLIS
May to July 2012

DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL AND THE IRISH FILM INSTITUTE PRESENT DANCE ON FILM
Irish Film Institute, Temple Bar | Sunday May 13 | 4pm

BCN SPORTS FILM FESTIVAL
Barcelona,Spain | Friday 11 May 2012

WHYNOT #3 DANCE, PERFORMANCE, MUSIC AND ART, Part of Cinedans Tour 2012
W139 – Warmoesstraat 139,Amsterdam | 23-25 March 2012

FESTIVAL CINÉ’MOMES
Cinema Max Linder | Paris,France | Sunday, 18 March 2012

CHICAGO IRISH FILM FESTIVAL
The Beverly Arts Centre | Chicago,Illinois | 2-7 March 2012
**Honorable Mention – Audience Awards

SOTTODICIOTTO FILM FESTIVAL – TORINO SCHERMI GIOVANI
Turin,Italy | Cinema Massimo | Thursday 15 December 2011

CAPITAL IRISH FILM FESTIVAL
*Winner, Audience award for Best Short shared with Mo Mhórchoir Féin
Part of the Shorts: Dirty Dancing programme | 7 December 2011
Goethe Institut,812 7th Street NW,WashingtonDC20001

FESTIVAL TOUS COURTS
Aix-en-Provence,France | 28 November – 2 December 2011

INTERFILM 27TH INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2011
Berlin | November 2011

DINGLE FILM FESTIVAL
Shorts Programme Presented by Maurice Galway
Franciscan Friary, 4 Merchants’ Quay,Dublin 8 | Phone 01 6771128
Wednesday 30 November 2011

THE COCA-COLA CINEMAGIC INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Part of the Secondary Schools : Jury’s Out! programme | Belfast
Wednesday 30th November

IDILL 2011 an international competition for short films of movement and dance
*winner, Special Jury Prize

DINGLE FILM FESTIVAL
Shorts Programme Presented by Maurice Galway
Franciscan Friary, 4 Merchants’ Quay,Dublin 8 | Phone 01 6771128
Wednesday 26 October 2011 | 7pm Tea & Coffee

PHILADELPHIA DANCE PROJECTS: MOTION PICTURES DANCE ON FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
6 October 2011 | Part of the ShortsFest Program
The Performance Garage,1515 Brandywine Street, Phila PA 19130

16TH OURENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
October 2011 | Ourense,Spain | www.ouff.org

DANCE HOUSE, SHORTDANCEFILMS
Saturday 24 September | DanceHouse,Foley Street | Dublin

CULTURE NIGHT
Friday 23 September | 8.00pm | Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray | Dublin
part of an evening of performances from Fishamble, CoisCéim Dance Theatre and The Crash Ensemble

SILHOUETTE FILM FESTIVAL
27th August- 4th September 2011 | Aubervilliers,France

EAT MY SHORTS at Castlepalooza
Saturday, 30th July | Tullamore,Ireland

SUMMERDANCE
27 July | Palamós Girona,Spain

BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SCREENING SERIES
Thursday 21 July | Henry Miller Library | Big Sur,California,USA

SOCRATES SCULPTURE PARK
6 July 2011 | Part of the Clermont Ferrand Short Films International screening | Long Island City,NY

MONTONE UMBRIA FILM FESTIVAL ‘ALTERNATIVE VOICES IN EUROPEAN CINEMA”
Childrens Competition
5-10 July 2011 | Umbria,Italy

9TH IN THE PALACE INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
June 2011 | Balchik,Bulgaria

Short Films Screenings – Filmbase 25th Anniversary
24/25 June 2011 | Filmbase,Temple Bar,Dublin

CORONA FASTNET SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Schull,Cork
*Winner, Best Dance Film
Friday 27th May 2011 | Part of Junior Programme 4
@ Your Leisure, Main Street Schull and in the Car Park Venues: All day during the festival

THE 2011 ACCESS>CINEMA / IFI BEALTAINE FILM TOUR
May 2011, Nationwide
Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry St , Dublin | 4 May @ 1.00pm
Cloughjordan Cine Club, Co.Tipperary | 7 May @ 3.00pm
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda | 10 May @ 1.30pm
First Friday Film Club Rathmines | 13 May @ 10.30am
Irish Film Institute, Dublin | 13 May- @ 11.00am
Linnehall Arts Centre, Co.Mayo | 16 May @ 1.10pm
Cabra Library, Dublin | 18 May @ 3.00pm
Charleville Mall Library | 25 May @ 2.30pm

DEEP END DANCE was part of a double-bill with CoisCéim’s SWIMMING WITH MY MOTHER, which toured throughout Ireland in May 2011:
Wed 4 May | Draíocht, Blanchardstown Centre,Dublin 15
Fri 6 May | Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise
Tue 10 May | Roscommon Arts Centre
Thurs 12 May | Backstage Theatre, Longford
Sat 14 May | Pavilion Theatre,Dun Laoghaire

ANY DANCE, ANY SCREEN
8 May 2011 | Victoria,Australia

NOISEMOVES YOUTH DANCE FESTIVAL: DANCE FILM SCREENINGS
RUA RED Arts Centre, Tallaght | Saturday 16th April

THE CELTIC MEDIA FESTIVAL
13-15 April 2011 | Western Isles,Scotland
*Winner, Best Short Film

SHEBEEN FLICK: LOVED AND UNSEEN IRISH FILMS
Shebeen Chic | Georges Street, Dublin 2, Ireland | 5th April 2011
Double Bill with Conor Horgan’s The Beholder

IRISH FILM FESTIVAL, BOSTON
Stuart Screen Playhouse,Boston | 24th March 2011 | 7pm
*Winner of Stella Artois Best Short

DINGLE FILM FESTIVAL
Phoenix Cinema, Dingle | 18th March 2011 | 1pm

GO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, NIJMEGEN
16 March 2011 | Nijmegen, The Netherlands

33RD INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL – CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE
February 2011 part of the ‘Enfants’ programme

DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL – DANCE ON FILM
Light House Cinema,Smithfield | Sunday 30 January 2011 | 3pm

THE IRISH FILM INSTITUTE – DUBLIN
26 and 28 January 2011 as part of the Wild Strawberries Film Club

DANCE CAMERA FESTIVAL, ISTANBUL
November 2010

SAN FRANCISCO IRISH FILM FESTIVAL
24 September 2010 | 7pm
Part of Magners n’ Shorts night and followed by a Q & A with Director Conor Horgan.

CANADIAN PREMIERE – 3 OCTOBER 2010
At the 13th ROMP! FESTIVAL at Independent Dance in Victoria,Canada as part of the FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH – which features dance on film mixed with live performance.

GALWAY FILM FLEADH
New Irish Shorts: Programme One | GalwayTown Hall | Friday 9 July 2010

KINSALE ARTS WEEK 2010
Municipal Hall | Tuesday 13 July 2010 | 4:00 PM
as part of Screen Dance Double Bill

Panel Discussion with David Bolger – Moving Forward: British Screen Dance and the Future of Dance on Film in Ireland
Municipal Hall | Tuesday 13 July 2010 | 7:30 PM

DUBLIN DANCE FESTIVAL, 2010
Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
Friday, 21 May & Saturday, 22 May 2010