A film by Kim Mc Cafferty and Jessie Keenan
Created & Performed by Kim Mc Cafferty & Jessie Keenan
Videographer Padraig Conaty
Original Soundtrack composed by Liam Mc Cabe
Shot on Clough Oughter Island, Lough Oughter, Co. Cavan

A Film by Magalie Lanriot & Rachel Ní Bhraonáin, Ireland / Portugal

Words from the Artists:
Born of The Trees is a meditation on nature and connection. It was made in the summer of 2019 in Tapada Nacional de Mafra, Portugal between longtime collaborators Magalie Lanriot and Rachel Ní Bhraonáin after a week long residency there, full of play and experimentation.

A film by Richard Chappell & Daniel Martin, UK

Words from the Artist:
“Shot in the intergenerational cast members’ gardens by filmmaker Dan Martin, ‘Present With Me’ draws off of people’s connection through eye contact and a shared love of moving. The film is choreographed by renowned dance maker Richard Chappell. ‘Present With Me’ celebrates fleeting but warming moments between people, with the aim of filling rifts which have emerged amongst the local community of Torbay this year. With the message that dance can bring about a healing sense of togetherness, the film is a calming experience rich in sentiment, set to a soundscape of local outdoor ambience. The film features RCD ensemble dancer Sharol Mackenzie, alongside local dancers Thea (age 17) and Elizabeth (age 92), who also narrates the work.”

A film by Neema Mwande, Ireland / UK / African Diaspora.


Poem and voice over: Marina Rose
Film/dancing: Neema Mwande
Music: Nyafu Riddum by Juls
Featured: Amina, Izabel, Kassichanna, Jenna, Juliette, Marina, Imogen, Deborah, Zara, Jemima


Words from the Artist:
“Crowned is an Instant Dissidence micro-commission. The micro-commissions are supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Additional support by CLAY (Centre for Live Art Yorkshire), East Street Arts, and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.”

A film by Odos Productions


Directed by Maja Zimmerlin and Thomas Delord, Germany / Belgium.
Kritonas Anastasopoulos (Acrobat)
Antonio Terrones (Acrobat)
Zoé Leduc (Dancer)
Aurore Allo (Dancer)
Lito Anastasopoulou (Dancer)


Words from the Artist:
“Earthquake. Inside or outside. A connection through matter and its dissolution. The earth, the stone, the sand, the sea. Bodies. Connected. Dry flowers pushing out from the sand. Dissolving. Filled bodies, unstoppable. Earth bodies, floating inside or outside.”

A film by Sarah Kinneen.


Choreography Sarah Kinneen
Filmed by Lisa Kinneen
Music by Floyd Elijah
Country: Ireland

A film by TeaTime Company and Astrid & Roel.

Inspired by the Douglas Rushkoff quote: “The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr. Robot hack that takes everything down.”

Words from the Artists:
“We created this video as a collaboration during lockdown. It was an exercise in trying to capture our feelings of hopelessness. We wanted to capture an eerie, futuristic, dystopian, inhumane atmosphere juxtaposed with the care, trust and togetherness of climbing the pole and sharing weight. We wanted the message to be about the necessity of coming together in order to climb higher. We are realizing as a group now more than ever the importance of support. While this is a documentation of our fears and hopelessness we as a company remain optimistic.”

The film is a collaboration between All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and Cagoule Productions.


Directors: Jennifer Paterson / Lewis Gourlay / Abby Warrilow, Scotland.


Commissioned by Scotland, funded by Creative Scotland.


Words from the Artist:
“A women stands, takes a breath, and moves. Arching back extending further than seems possible, she steps forward, rising up onto the tip of her toe and over the threshold. We see blackness then she appears. Rotating and twisting, the camera and her dance around each other. She suspends, or has the floor fallen? We focus in on her as she walks in air, gravity free, not knowing where we are, what is up and what is down. Spinning through the space, gradually we see her disappearing, focus fading and she is gone. Floor Falls is a collaboration between award winning film makers Lewis Gourlay and Abby Warrilow of Cagoule and aerial dance choreographer Jennifer Paterson of All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre, featuring dancer Freya Jeffs. This short dance for screen brings together aerial harness techniques with dance for camera.”

A film by Guillaume Cousson, Ireland.


Performer: Riuchi
Music: David Duffy
Filming, editing: Frank Shortt
Light design: Steven Neale

A film by Máire Dee and Kathryn Cooley, Ireland.

Words from the Artist:
“This film is a statement on the psychological effects that harsh political borders have on people. It offers the viewer a window into the dancers’ internal worlds, where they go to escape from their bleak, oppressive reality. Gravity’s pull is constantly changing planes in this world and they have the freedom to articulate their feelings through movement. Both together and alone, they are able to express themselves and a bond is formed. As the distress and anxiety builds from external forces, their only way out is up the wall that both divides and supports them. With an army at their back and freedom in their hearts, the dancers struggle and fight to overcome the barriers in their way.”

CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s HOW TO SINK A PAPER BOAT by David Bolger

Cast: Ivonne Kalter and Daniel Riordan
Written, Directed & Choreographed by David Bolger
Produced by Sarah Latty & Bridget Webster
Director of Photography Russell Gleeson
Editor Róisín O’Donnell
Music Michael Fleming

Words from the Artists:
“A tale of lost letters & paper boats”… From acclaimed Irish dance company CoisCéim Dance Theatre, the film delves into the mysteries of the sea – as events of Dublin Bay’s past collide with the present, bringing history to life in a bold, physical short film. Director/Choreographer David Bolger interweaves the loss of life, letters and missing journal entries to intense, emotional effect. Hundreds of lives and letters were lost at sea when mailboat RMS Leinster was torpedoed in Dublin Bay. In HOW TO SINK A PAPER BOAT this devastating past collides with the present when two people meet. Out for a walk along the sea wall, CORA (Ivonne Kalter) comes across a letter in the water that beckons her to a lighthouse and its keeper, MICHAEL (Daniel Reardon). Her arrival propels the historical event into our time in an emotional embodiment of a tragedy at sea. With minimal dialogue, the film is anchored by poetic, dynamic cinematography and a specially commissioned orchestral score that captures the ebb and flow of the epic and intimate nature of the narrative and choreography.

A film by Cipolla Collectiva, Hungary.

Concept and Directors: Csilla Nagy and Balázs Lajti
Performer: Csilla Nagy
Video and editing: Balázs Lajti
Music: Ditta Rohmann and Miklós Lukács
Produced by Cipolla Collectiva Hungary

Words from the Artists:
“Our dance film was made in Spring 2020, during the lockdown in Hungary- when all theatre was closed. The film represents the need for touch, demonstrates the isolation, but at the same time shows the opportunity to reconnect with nature and ourselves in a very fragile, intimate and beautiful way.”

A film by Laura Murphy.

Directed and Choreographed by Laura Murphy.
Performed by Sarah Ryan, Marion Cronin and Kevin Coquelard.
Music by Melanie.
Filming and Editing by Luca Truffarelli
A commission by Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dancer from the Dance Festival 2020.
Curated by John Scott.
Created in Dublin, Ireland, June 2020.

Words from the Artist:
“Tide is set in Dublin Bay against the backdrop of the Poolbeg chimneys, a place of recreation and industry, of natural and reclaimed land. Tide considers the volume of material produced by industries versus the space occupied by our physical bodies. It questions the need for constant production. It asks whether our desire for innovation in everything from medicine to the arts, from food to packaging can be satisfied. Tide contrasts the unrelenting pace of industry with human movement, and the soft yielding nature of the body with the hard edges of manmade objects.”

A film by Junk Ensemble and Luca Truffarelli, Ireland.
Commissioned by Project Arts Centre’s ‘Future Forecast’ series.

Words from the Artists:
“Balloons are strewn across an abandoned car park. A pile of soil lies on a dining table. Identical twins dress for a funeral party. Fallow Table is a short dance film exploring the idea of burying oneself during a fallow period. The family portrait of two struggle between duality and freedom, phasing through a preparation for mourning, a funeral feast in a laneway and a living room party. The sisters leap down steep steps in perfect unison, bury the dead at a dining room table and dance at a party in a car park. There is a surreal yet playful feeling within the story. Shoes are tied in synchronicity, a picture frame is carried, party streamers blow in the wind.”

A film by Ken Fanning and Angelique Ross, Ireland

Words from the Artist:
“The story of an Irish woman’s journey.”

An original contemporary dance/circus film from choreographer Vivian Brodie Hayes, featuring artists from and filmed on location in Co. Wexford.

Directed and Choreographed by Vivian Brodie Hayes

Director of Photography: Michael Benson

Soundtrack: Nick Bailey

Performers: Willow Brodie Hayes, Sorcha O’Connor, Caroline Lawless, Sarah Lou Kinneen, Arnold Kovacs bboy Oldie

Supported by Wexford County Council Arts Department, Irish Street Arts, Circus and Spectacle Network (ISACS), Dance Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.

Artist Q&A

Our festival director, Vivian, has a chat with Rachel Ní Bhraonáin about her film, ‘Born with the Trees’. Have a listen as Rachel shares with us the inspiration behind the film and a deeper explanation of how such an impressive piece of art came to life!

Vivian, our festival director, chats with Hannah Rogerson from TeaTime Company about her film ‘The Event’. Take a listen as Hannah chats about adapting her practise this year, along with some exciting artistic plans for the future!

Take a listen as Vivian chats to David Bolger from acclaimed Irish dance company CoisCéim Dance Theatre about his film, ‘How to Sink a Paper Boat’.

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