Film still: Luca Truffarelli
Is there balm in Gilead?
Created by Justine Doswell and Luca Truffarelli in collaboration with dance artists Salma Ataya, Justine Cooper, Millie Daniel-Dempsey, Oran Leong and Emily Kilkenny Roddy, Is there balm in Gilead? is a short dance film that takes inspiration from global ethno-cultural mythology and writings centred on the Raven.
Featuring iconic singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen's Dance Me to the End of Love in a new recording sung by one of Ireland’s greatest jazz and blues singers, Mary Coughlan, the film reflects on the paradoxical nature of existence and humanity.
Funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and Justine Doswell. Commissioned by Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dancer From the Dance - Festival of Irish Choreography 2022. Presented by the Irish Film Institute and Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Dancer from the Dance - IRISH FOCUS.
JULY 11th 6:30PM
Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, D02 PD85
Concept JUSTINE DOSWELL
Directed by LUCA TRUFFARELLI and JUSTINE DOSWELL
Choreography by JUSTINE DOSWEL in collaboration with SALMA ATAYA, JUSTINE COOPER, MILLIE DANIEL-DEMPSEY, ORAN LEONG, EMILY KILKENNY RODDY and LUCA TRUFFARELLI
Cast SALMA ATAYA, JUSTINE COOPER, MILLIE DANIEL-DEMPSEY, ORAN LEONG, EMILY KILKENNY RODDY and FIACHRA from Raven Haven
Director of Photography LUCA TRUFFARELLI
Drone pilot and camera operator KRISTIAN MANTALVANOS
Editor FERNANDO DE JUAN
Colourist MICHAEL HIGGINS
Filmed on location at Creagh House, Co. Mayo
Preliminary research at Shawbrook
Produced by JUSTINE DOSWELL
“DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE” Words and Music by LEONARD COHEN. Published by SONY/ATV SONGS LLC
Vocals MARY COUGHLAN
Piano BRIAN CONNOR
Fiddle and Backing Vocals AOIFE KELLY
Button Accordion ROZ MCVEIGH
Drums CONOR MURRAY
Bass BRIAN HOGAN
Recorded and mixed by ANTHONY GIBNEY at AUDIOLAND STUDIO
Mastered by LANCE HOGAN