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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

CREDITS

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