Wed 22 Oct 2014
Special Reunion Screening of 1943 - A Dance Odyssey
at the Samuel Beckett Theatre
on Tuesday 28 October at 6.30pm
During World War Two, enigmatic Irish-German woman Erina Brady brought cutting edge modern dance to Ireland. A forgotten reel of film by Irish film industry founder Liam O Laoghaire immortalised the mysterious modern dancer teaching her tiny pupils in her Harcourt Street Studio in his 1943 gem of a film, Dance School.
Seventy years on, 1943 - A Dance Odyssey, brings five of Brady's former pupils back to the enchanted studio, as they set eyes on this rare footage for the first time. Who were these tiny dancers? Where did the dance of life take them? Unlocking fond memories of those extraordinary classes, the women share how the modern dance pioneer influenced their lives, and opened them up to a lifetime of creativity.
This special reunion screening will be mediated by Dr Ruth Barton of TCD Film Studies, and attended by some of the Brady's former students, as well as the film's writer and director Deirdre Mulrooney.