Dance Ireland Commissioned Films


January Trip-Nós

Sibéal Davitt

Where two sessions collide with a few simple steps.

One Etunim

February One Etunim

Morgann Runacre-Temple, Jessica Wright

Morning ablutions have never been so hard; gravity is on strike and time is indecisive.

Toe Tales

March Toe Tales

Hazel Hodgins

A fragmented experience of reality, relationships; the body… To disunite the elements of dance is to allow an interpretation of the whole.


April Contour

Mary Wycherley, Laura Murphy, Jürgen Simpson, Siobh

Weaving a thread of connection between dance, film and performance art, Contour explores the body as ‘landscape’ and a space in which autobiography is embodied in movement.

Anticipated Moment

May Anticipated Moment

Lucia Kickham, Patric Kickham

Between the peaks and the troughs of any waveform lies a period of exponential velocity. We live our lives in these periods, each of differing length, as we anticipate the next moment worthy of the label “event”.


June Bi-sector

Robbie Synge

One mind between two homes.

Spilling [bodies]

July Spilling [bodies]

Katrin Neue, milk|gyunyuu

milk|gyunyuu take a close look at the moment before and after and the moment in between.

Blind Runner

August Blind Runner

Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy,

A blindfolded runner and her guide race through a forest.


September Precarious

Jonathan Mitchell

A man bursts onto a rooftop pursued by something unseen, but there is no way down – he checks his watch: he has sixty seconds to escape, but to where and from what?

One Sided Coin

October One Sided Coin

Deirdre Murphy

A physical description of an imbalance of power.

Urban Pulse

November Urban Pulse

Ashlene McFadden

A rhythmic exploration of the sound textures and unique natural soundscape of Dublin city.


December Closer


A duet of distance and surprising proximity between viewer and performer.