Young filmmakers and dancers aged 15-25 are invited to share their experiences of being young in Ireland in 2016, through a film and dance project called WHERE ARE WE NOW? with CoisCéim BROADREACH, running this summer 26th June – 31st July in Dublin.
Challenging, imaginative and a lot fun, the initiative will offer young creatives the chance to develop new skills in film and dance and meet other like-minded people.
The project is mentored by filmmaker Peter Kelly (Film Circle Productions) and professional choreographer Philippa Donnellan, and will involve the creation and production of a series of short dance films as part of Dublin City Council Arts Office Commemoration Programme 1916-2016.
Whether you are born and bred here or have come to Ireland from another country – your experience is valuable.
Do you have a story to tell?
Have your say and make it happen in dance, text, music, sound and video.
Through the project, young filmmakers will:
- Gain hands-on experience in the use of professional film equipment (camera, lights, sound)
- Scout for suitable locations and settings and learn appropriate camera/lighting techniques and approaches
- Make the films and be mentored through all stages of the film process from pre-production, production and post-production
Young dancers will:
- Train in Contemporary Dance techniques
- Explore creating choreography for the camera in different locations
- Work with other young dancers to devise and create new material
- Perform in the dance films
Working together, everyone will be involved in researching themes, creating stories and pitching film ideas for selection – and choosing the films to be made. In this lively process, participants will have the chance to explore a variety of roles from choreographer and director to performer, camera person or sound technician, helping to choose locations, coordinating costume design and sourcing music and sound, as well as shooting or editing one of the films.
The films produced will be screened publicly as part of Dublin City Council Arts Office – Young Dublin Commemoration Programme 1916-2016.
WHERE ARE WE NOW? will be run from the centrally located CoisCéim studio, 14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1, just off O’Connell Street. Initial sessions will take place there, with activities also likely to take place in other areas of Dublin, depending on the development of the project.
WEEK 1 | TRAINING | RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Sunday 26 June @ 2 – 6pm
Monday 27 June @ 6 – 9pm
Friday 28 June @ 6 – 8pm
WEEK 2 | TRAINING | RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT | PITCHING IDEAS | REHEARSALS
Sunday 3 July @ 2 – 6pm
Monday 4 July @ 6 – 9pm
Friday 8 July @ 6 – 8pm
WEEK 3 | TRAINING | REHEARSALS | PRE-PRODUCTION
Monday 11 July @ 6 – 9pm
Tuesday 12 July @ 6 – 9pm
Wednesday 13 July @ 6 – 9pm
WEEK 4 | TRAINING | REHEARSALS | PRE-PRODUCTION
Monday 18 July @ 6 – 9pm
Tuesday 19 July @ 6 – 9pm
Wednesday 20 July @ 6 – 9pm
Additional rehearsal practice time Saturday/Sunday 16 & 17 June TBC
WEEKS 5 & 6 | FILM PRODUCTION
Week of 23 – 24 July
Week of 30 – 31 July
AUGUST – SEPTEMBER | POST PRODUCTION
SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER | SCREENING EVENT DATE TBC
Tel: 01 878 0558
This fee includes full project participation and runs until end of September 2016.
WHERE ARE WE NOW? is part of Dublin City Council Arts Office Commemoration Programme 1916-2016.
Find out more about the activities of “Creative Steps” – CoisCéim Dance Theatre’s dance theatre group for young people aged 15-25 here: coisceim.com/creative-steps.
COISCÉIM DANCE THEATRE
14 Sackville Place, Dublin 1 | 01 878 0558