So what is surfacing
This note towards Dancing at Lughnasa (1990) contains a phrase that directly inspired Jessie Keenan’s short dance film of the same name, ‘So what is surfacing’.
Jessie Keenan notes, 7
In this extract from Jessie Keenan’s project notes, Jessie prepares for a week of rehearsals at Dance House.
Jessie Keenan interview, extract 1
Jessie Keenan talks about the origins and development of her dance film ‘So what is surfacing’.
Dance House, 11 August 2020
In this recording, Jessie Keenan teaches dancers Marion Cronin, Lucia Kickham, and Sarah Ryan the first part of a dance phrase. This phrase was taken from footage of Jessie rehearsing a live dance improvisation to audio she recorded in response to the question ‘So what is surfacing?’, adapted from a phrase written by Brian Friel during the composition process for Dancing at Lughnasa (1990).