This Beating Heart is a dance project celebrating community and dancing together for residents in the Ballybrack area of South County Dublin. Running from September to December, three groups were selected to take part. Dance artists Michelle Cahill and Ailish CLaffey designed a series of weekly workshops that would lead to a celebratory dance at the end, inviting all three groups to meet and dance with each other. I’m delighted to be working on this project with Ailish on this and dance artist Carla Fazio. By now we are over half way through delivering weekly workshops to three different groups of people. It’s been fantastic so far meeting everyone and dancing with them. For this year’s Social Inclusion week we invited musician Brian Lynch to play for our workshops. Photographer Lucy Nuzman captured some wonderful images.
The project will end in December with all three groups coming together for a celebratory dance session. This project is supported kindly by Dún Loaghaire Rathdown CoCo.