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The Ferryman is a cinematic and choreographic exploration of the animistic roots of rituals, dance and sculpture. Through the journey of a half-deer, half-hunter character, the film is a metaphoric and visceral six-step ascent of a mountain, considered here a place of birth and death.
Filmed in the stunning landscapes of Bali, Japan and Scotland, as well as the Louvre museum, the ancestral and complex relationship of men and nature is portrayed through a series of striking ceremonies, contemporary dance performances and words, narrated by performance artist Marina Abramović. Between documentary and fiction, Gilles Delmas’ fascinating film is choreographed by Damien Jalet and hauntingly scored by composer Ryuchi Sakamoto.
Running Time: 70 minutes
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Dublin Dance Festival
Dublin Dance Festival is the leading dance event on the Irish arts calendar. Each year in May, the Festival brings together dance artists and choreographers from across the world to share the very best of contemporary dance with audiences in Ireland. Since its inauguration in 2002, the Festival’s ambitions have been big and brave. The Festival brings hugely influential dance makers to Dublin, while also providing an international platform for established and emerging Irish dance artists. The 2017 Festival will run through May 18 – 28. Get ready to experience a vibrant mix of visual theatre, live music, video interactions, powerful personal testimony and incredible dance and much more.