In 2016 dance film project WHERE ARE WE NOW? took place with a group of young people aged 15 – 23 at CoisCéim, Dublin 1. and a group aged 13 – 18 from Talk About Youth at St Andrews Resource Centre, Pearse St, Dublin 2.
Beginning in January the project, which invited people to explore how they felt about being young in Dublin in 2016, involved everyone collecting contrasting visual imagery from 1916 and 2016, developing ideas and creating their own choreographic material. An extract of the choreography was presented informally at the Young Dublin Exchange event in March during LiFT Youth Arts Festival, at axis Arts Centre, Ballymun.
In June the young people came together to create their stories for the camera – and to develop film making skills, which included sourcing locations, designing costume, camera work, and performance. Their enthusiasm and commitment were fantastic, as was their stamina when dancing on a cold evening by the sea!
A total of four films were produced….which looked at the landscapes in which we live, the places we visit, the people we meet and the stories we imagine. The films were publically screened as part of REEL YOUTH FILM programme 2016 at Liberty Hall r and Rush Film Festival at the Irish Film Institute in November.
WHERE ARE WE NOW? dance film project was supported by Dublin City Council Arts Office as part of Young Dublin Centenary Programme 1916 – 2016.
LONELY GIRL | A bittersweet tale of friendship
THE STRANGERS I MET | Around Dublin from empty shore to busy street, who might we encounter – where do our paths cross?
THIS IS ME | How I move, who I am, where I live – now.
THE SHAPES I MAKE | Humdrum life is interrupted when a group of people are transformed and transported to a place quite unexpected….
WHERE ARE WE NOW? was one of five projects funded by Dublin City Council Arts Office as part of Young Dublin Centenary Programme 1916 – 2016