There's somewhat of a filming theme occurring this month. It began with a really fun shoot for the new Preacher's Son music video which saw me shame myself in a kimono and stilettos in the name of rock 'n' roll. The video will be launched on May 6th, and I'm sure I'll be crimson when I see it...!
After a lot of hard work, we've finally finished our dance documentary on the amazing people taking part in my inter-generational project up in Sligo. Along with my composer/collaborator Benedict Schlepper-Connolly and an Italian film crew comprising of Luca Truffarelli and Michele Ragni, we travelled all over the beautiful countryside of Sligo, visiting people in their homes and hearing their life stories and memories of dance. Everyone we met, from the age of six to ninety four, had a different and truly incredible story which they shared with us in interviews. They also allowed us to film them dancing; alone; in groups; jumping around their bedroom; or reviving old dances such as 'Shoe the Donkey'! It was an amazing experience. As well as creating a film which will be intergrated into the live performance, we have also made an edit to be screened alone. I will post a link to this shortly.
On Friday, I will also be filming my solo 'This woman I met' on Sandymount Strand in Dublin. This will be projected at Immersia, as part of the Ergodos Quarterly Edition at LEAP (Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance) in Berlin from the 22nd - 24th April. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=195030260533258
Let's hope this film theme continues - editing makes everything look so much better.....!