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March 27, 2010 - No Comments!

Music for the mind

Rita Levi Montalcini, who I've mentioned here before, and who is one of my greatest inspirations, shared an article by the Dana Foundation regarding music and its healing qualities. If in any way this subject interests you I would recomend reading it on their site DANA

Music by Italian composer Ezio Bosso

 Performance by Boston Conservatory

February 24, 2010 - 3 comments

La Danse

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Every year Ireland hosts the Jameson Dublin Film Festival. It is such a great opportunity to see films that  are very new, very old or that commercially don't make it on to our regular movie screens.

Last week I went to see the Irish film One Houndred Morningsdirected by Conor Hogan, with a wonderful cast including Kelly Campbell, Ciarán McMenamin, Alex Reid, Rory Keenan and Paul Ronan .  I left the cinema wanting a career change.....and that doesn't happen to often, but making movies, specially as  beautiful and unpretentious as this one, is such a temptation.

Next weekend I will be seeing a film I never thought would make it here but when I saw the festival's schedule I rushed to book tickets.

I'm not sure where or when was the first time I heard about La Danse, but being one of my true 'loves' I spent weeks researching where it was being screened, no where near Ireland until now....this is a unique opportunity to spend 158 minutes in ballet heaven.

To see the trailer of La Danse go to Film Forum

October 24, 2009 - No Comments!

If I could travel in time ….

 I would love to see Loie Fuller perform
 
 

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Loie Fuller by John Alexander White 

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Loie Fuller had no formal training and was an important modern dance pioneer. While performing  she was intrigued by the special effects and would project images  onto fabric by using  calcium lights, drapery and magic lanterns

 Fuller used dozens of metres of the silk fabric as her costumes, and would drape herself in beautiful shapes of butterflies and flowers. Her dances were lit against a black floor and background by colored electric lights.

October 23, 2009 - No Comments!

If I hadn’t been a designer…. I would have been….

If nature had granted me different genes and a little more patience I probably wouldn't be a designer.

My first passion was dance. I was a keen observer and participant of this art in any of its forms. But as I grew up into my teens the reality was that dancing would not be my future.

 I have no regrets as I love my work and couldn't imagine doing anything else. But every now and then I do wonder what life would have been like, had I the opportunity to choose another path.