Against the backdrop of seldom-seen 1940’s bohemian Dublin, and suspicions of Nazi espionage, we recount an Irish-German artist’s forgotten struggle to bring Modern Dance/ German Ausdruckstanz to a conservative, inchoate Ireland that was not yet ready for it.
TG4 Splanc! Feature Documentary Dance Emergency/ Damsha na hEigeandala, starring Olwen Fouere as Irish-German 1940s Modern Dance pioneer Erina Brady, and choreographed by Jessica Kennedy
Damhsa na hEigeandala/ Dance Emergency premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh 2014, and featured at the Belgrade-Irish Festival 2015 (supported by Culture Ireland). The television premiere was on TG4 on January 3rd, 2015, where it was broadcast again July 8th, 2015.
Dance Emergency/ Damsha na hEigeandala screens before the opening film at the 44th Dance on Camera Festival at New York’s Lincoln Center on the 12th Feburary 2016. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with the film’s writer and director Deirdre Mulrooney.