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Anima Fatima

Photo Credit: Luca Truffarelli

With thanks to our Partners:

Arts Council Funding Dance
Dublin City Arts Office
Project

With thanks to our Partners:

Arts Council Funding Dance
Dublin City Arts Office
Project
Start Date: 09/05/2022
End Date: 15/05/2022
Time of Event: Available all day
Ticket Price: Free
Public or Private: Public
Online or In-Person: Online
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713
Start Date: 09/05/2022
End Date: 15/05/2022
Ticket Price: Free
This Event is: Public
Online or In-person? Online
Organised By: Bealtaine Festival
Contact Phone No: 01 805 7713

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Event Description

Viewing link will go live on May 9th

Anima Fatima is a series of short art films made by Philip Connaughton and Luca Truffarelli, in collaboration with eight women from Fatima Groups United. The word ‘Anima’ is the Latin term for soul and this work represents these strong, creative individuals, who together form part of the vibrant fabric of Dublin 8.

The works were developed as the culmination of a summer project in 2021 called Dance Uncovered, developed through the Project Potential Programme, and commissioned by Project Arts Centre.

Through this project, dance was taken outside the studio and onto the streets. It was an incredibly positive experience where everyone got to know each other better. Very quickly, and particularly because of the isolating nature of lockdown, it became apparent that there was a strong desire to congregate, talk and dance, and a need for deeper creative expression within the group.

These films are the ideas, images, stories and movements that these women decided to share. A glimpse into the soul of Dublin’s Fatima.

The Participants:
Betty Fogarty
Wafa’a Mustafa Zeniah
Rose Lyndon
Geraldine Guy
Doris Weldon
Kristina McElroy
Naima Taleb
Mary Kennedy

Co-Created by choreographer and performer Philip Connaughton and photographer and video maker Luca Truffarelli.

Originally Produced/Coordinated for Fatima Groups United by Richie Keane.

Principal Funders:

  • Link to HSE website
  • Link to Arts Council website