Monday, 25 July 2016

Arts news (2): dance workshops; Irish film

DirtyFeet is a Sydney-based, not-for-profit contemporary dance organisation supporting independent dance artists- particularly young emerging artists looking for opportunities to cultivate their creative potential and gain industry experience.

Throughout September, DirtyFeet is presenting 'The Right Foot' - FREE creative dance workshops for people with and without disability between the ages of 14 and 26 years, providing a creative activity for those who may otherwise not have access to dance. The workshops will be facilitated by Brianna Kell and Margot Politis.

The Right Foot workshops for 2016 are open for registration (booking essential):  
September 3, 10, 17, 24Riverside Theatres, Parramatta

Let's hope we can get to see this movie in Australia. Check out the trailers embedded in the news story:

Award-winning Irish film starring cast who have intellectual disabilities hopes to go global
The Journal, 24 July 2016
An Irish film starring nine young actors who have intellectual disabilities is hoping to go global and be shown at international film festivals.

Sanctuary, directed by Len Collins, is an adaptation of the theatre play of the same name by Christian O’Reilly about a group of young people with intellectual disabilities who go on a day trip to Galway. Two of the gang are a couple, and plan some alone time in a local hotel.

... The film was premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh earlier this month, where it won the Best Irish First Feature award ...

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