RTÉ Article | Dublin Dancers & Dreams – dance, poetry and photography collide

Cian Griffin writes for Culture about Dublin Dancers & Dreams, a new book of photographs depicting international dancers performing their native dances in front of iconic Dublin landmarks, with photos by Anne-Sophie Gigan accompying 60 Irish language poems written by Cian.

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“It’s a struggle thinking back on my first conversation with Anne-Sophie, the mastermind behind Dublin Dancers & Dreams, in the attic of Dublin’s Market Bar.

This is partially because that was almost two years ago, and my memory is worryingly poor for someone in their mid-twenties, but mainly because at the time I had recently discovered espresso martinis, and I was nervously gulping down glass after glass to get over my nerves. I was the new hire on the marketing team, and we were out celebrating payday.

After an hour or two of musical chairs, I ended up beside Anne-Sophie, and unsurprisingly to anyone who knows her, the conversation segued into the arts. She told me about her passion project of five long years, and showed me some of the photos she planned on publishing. Probably through slightly slurred speech, I agreed to write some Irish poetry for her, to add a bit more local flavour.”

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