Dublin Dancers & Dreams Book
“Dublin Dancers & Dreams” - Art Book
-By Anne-Sophie Gigan
‘‘Dublin, Dancers & Dreams’’ portrays a variety
of dance styles – from traditional to modern
– through the power of photography while
using the most iconic landmarks that Dublin
city has to offer as artistic backdrops to tell stories. Accompanied by the Irish poetry and English adaptations of Cian Griffin; each photo series aims to capture the cultural richness and diversity of Dublin, by welcoming different cultures from across the globe to share their art in a city that has welcomed them so openly.
‘‘Dublin Dancers & Dreams’’ is not just a book, but a whole artistic and escapist experience, that aims to take people out of their hectic lives, to pause and connect with what really drives their soul. Dare to explore your creativity; enjoy photography; bilingual poetry, and open your mind and imagination. Bain sult as!
- Title: Dublin Dancers & Dreams
- Author : Anne-Sophie Gigan
- Photography : Anne-Sophie Gigan
- Poems : Cian Griffin
- Size book : 210x297mm
- Numbers of Pages : 128 pages
- ISBN: 978-1-5272-8010-6
- Languages: English | Irish
- Shipping: worldwide
- Price : 29,99 euros
- Prints Limited Editions : 200 copies only
- 10% of every book will be donated @cwbireland
Info about the photographer & author
Even when she was a young girl living with her family in south-eastern France, curiosity, ambition and determination have been Anne-Sophie’s main motivations throughout all aspects of her life. Who is she? Anne-Sophie is a passionate traveller who revels in discovering new cultures, people, countries and traditions. She is a dreamer and an artist who believes that life is a gift, and photography is her way of preserving moments of simplistic but powerful everyday beauty.
This French woman wants to inspire, motivate, and help open your eyes and mind to the world and the people around you. She encourages you to not only think outside the box but step out of it completely. Most importantly, however, she hopes you enjoy the moments she has captured with her camera and that they give you the courage to be curious, determined, and a dreamer, like her.
Behind the Pictures
Info about the writer
Cian is originally from Wicklow, and has been writing in both English and Irish for over a decade. He describes his work as political activism seeking to give a voice to those who have been previously silenced and telling the stories that have yet to be told. Art is a way to honor and remember the victories and suffering of those in the past and it is also a weapon to drive change for a better future.
Cian believes that the idea of “Irishness” so present in his work has evolved so much in recent years, and his poetry is a way of questioning what this new national identity means; ensuring that this diversity is celebrated instead of shunned. Cian tries to encourage people to not only challenge this status quo but to tear it apart. You can find Cian online @Gaylgeoirí on Instagram, where he has built a platform focused on pride, ‘stupid humor’, and activism.
Behind the Pen