Dublin Dance Festival is presenting The Ferryman as part of the festival’s 2017 programme, with a screening at Project Arts Centre Sunday 28th May.

The film, from director Gilles Delmas and choreographer/performer Damien Jalet,  is a cinematic and choreographic exploration of the animistic roots of rituals, dance and sculpture, narrated by performance artist Marina Abramović.

Through the journey of a half-deer, half-hunter character, the film is a metaphoric and visceral six-step ascent of a mountain, considered here a place of birth and death. Filmed in the stunning landscapes of Bali, Japan and Scotland, as well as the Louvre Museum, the ancestral and complex relationship between humanity and nature is portrayed through a series of striking ceremonies, contemporary dance performances and words. Between documentary and fiction, Gilles Delmas’ fascinating film is choreographed by Damien Jalet and hauntingly scored by composer Ryuchi Sakamoto.

 

For further information on this screening see the DDF website.

 

Leave a Reply