The Picture Palace: Part 2

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th May
Con Smith Park, Cavan

The Picture Palace: Part 2

Step into the ethereal realm of The Picture Palace: Part 2, a new dance film created by Jessie Keenan, Townhall Cavan’s Dance Artist in Residence. This new work delves into the complex relationship between bodies, buildings & memories with Cavan’s Townhall as the backdrop. Within the historic walls of the Townhall, echoes of the past come alive as three captivating characters explore hidden memories & forgotten moments. Drawing on archival materials, research & personal histories, this film installation makes tangible the intangible & captures the unseen essence of a building. Take a seat, allow the intricate soundscape to immerse you, & lose yourself in another world, if only for a moment.

The Picture Palace: Part 2 was researched & developed during Jessie Keenan’s Dance Artist in Residence programme supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Townhall Theatre & Cavan County Council.

Jessie Keenan is an Irish choreographer whose practice spans live performance, site specific happenings, film & curation. Her work intersects science, music, visual art & archives. Jessie Keenan is a curator with Light Moves Festival, a Limerick based festival which presents vibrant experiences bridging dance, new media & screen-based practices.

Concept & Direction: Jessie Keenan. Choreography: Jessie Keenan in collaboration with dancer Sarah Ryan. Cinematographer: Raja Nundlall. Performers: Sarah Ryan and Jessie Keenan. Costume Design: Amie Egan. Sound Design: Tom Lane. Vocal performance: Kim McCafferty and Robbie Blake. Research consultant: Dr. Zosia Kuczyńska.

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