Saturday 19th October at 7.30pm
Dublin, Dancers and Dreams
Anne-Sophie Gigan – LIPF
Dancers dream with their feet, I dream with my camera…
Photography is like wine. It becomes better with age. This project took 5
years of my life, and what an incredible journey it was!
The idea behind this dance project is to portray a variety of traditional dances
using the most famous Dublin landmarks as a background.
I intend to picture the cultural richness and mixture that Dublin offers by
welcoming cultures beyond its borders. The traditionalism of the dances and
the modernity of the city blend in a harmonious contrast, allowing foreign
cultures to feel free to represent their being in a land that welcomed them
with open arms.
What is the purpose of my project ?
Inspire. My goal is to show you, everyone, the embezzling beauty of Dublin
from a different angle by reflecting various expressions through dance.
Taking people out of their busy lives, to pause, and stand still. “The whole
point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with
Anne-Sophie is French woman, living in Ireland for 7 years. Her journey as a
photographer started in 2014. Soon after, during a trip to Asia, she became
passionate about showing others the beauty she perceived, especially those
who do not have the opportunity to experience the same. Upon my return to
Dublin, she realized her passion for people, specifically the fascinating way
they express emotions makes me tick. It intrigues her and inspires her to reflect
it through my lens. To enable people to feel the same, to see the same, to open