Irish Modern Dance Theatre presents
Hosted by IMDT artistic director and choreographer John Scott, associate artist Justine Doswell shares excerpts of her recent choreographic research and collaborative work undertaken in residence at Shawbrook, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Grand Studio Brussels (Tipperary Dance International Residency Exchange), Dance Ireland, and axis Ballymun.
Live performance R&D dance artists: Salma Ataya, Millie Daniel Dempsey, Isabella Oberländer, and Hannah Rogerson.
Video footage R&D artists: Justine Cooper, Tamzin Jade O’Garro and Vasiliki Stasinaki.
This event will also include a screening of “Is there balm in Gilead?” commissioned by IMDT’s Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021, which premiered at the Irish Film Institute in July.
Loss, grief, despair, and a collective call for hope and transformation, “Is there balm in Gilead?” is a short dance film set in the west of Ireland that takes inspiration from ethnocultural myths and writings centred on the raven.
Featuring iconic singer-songwriter/poet Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me to the End of Love in a new recording sung by one of Ireland’s greatest jazz and blues singers, Mary Coughlan, the film reflects on the paradoxical nature of existence and our longing for redemption.
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Concept JUSTINE DOSWELL
Directed by LUCA TRUFFARELLI and JUSTINE DOSWELL
Choreography by JUSTINE DOSWEL in collaboration with SALMA ATAYA, JUSTINE COOPER, MILLIE DANIEL-DEMPSEY, ORAN LEONG, EMILY KILKENNY RODDY and LUCA TRUFFARELLI
Cast SALMA ATAYA, JUSTINE COOPER, MILLIE DANIEL-DEMPSEY, ORAN LEONG, EMILY KILKENNY RODDY and FIACHRA from Raven Haven
Director of Photography LUCA TRUFFARELLI
Drone pilot and camera operator KRISTIAN MANTALVANOS
Editor FERNANDO DE JUAN
Colourist MICHAEL HIGGINS
Filmed on location at Creagh House, Co. Mayo Preliminary research at Shawbrook Produced by JUSTINE DOSWELL
Video footage R&D artists Justine Cooper, Tamzin Jade O’Garro and Vasiliki Stasinaki
“DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE”
Words and Music by LEONARD COHEN. Published by SONY/ATV SONGS LLC Vocals MARY COUGHLAN
Piano BRIAN CONNOR
Fiddle and Backing Vocals AOIFE KELLY
Button Accordion ROZ MCVEIGH
Drums CONOR MURRAY
Bass BRIAN HOGAN
Recorded and Mixed by ANTHONY GIBNEY at AUDIOLAND STUDIO
Mastered by LANCE HOGAN
Justine is a dance artist, choreographer, and creative producer who has been based in Dublin since 1997. She has worked with numerous notable Irish and international choreographers, directors and companies. Inspired by dynamic structure and living systems her choreographic practice is anchored in collaboration and her work has been supported by The Arts Council, Dublin City Council, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dance Ireland, Dance Limerick, Shawbrook, Dublin Dance Festival, Tipperary Dance/Grand Studio Brussels, Liz Roche Company and The Lir Academy, THEATREClub, Dance Resource Base NI, The Complex, axis Ballymun and Dublin Youth Dance Company. Justine is a 2021 Arts Council Next Generation recipient and an Associate Artist with Irish Modern Dance Theatre.
Funded by the Arts Council Next Generation Artists Award 2021 and an Arts Council 2022 Commission award (film). Supported by IMDT’s associate artist programme, IMDT’s Dancer from the Dance Festival 2021(film), Shawbrook, Tipperary Dance/Grand Studio Brussels, Dance Ireland, and axis Ballymun.
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