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'Silent Moves' IGNITE Tour  

'Silent Moves', a film by Aideen Barry and the artists of Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies, presented by Ballina Arts Centre will be on tour in October and November. 

To view a short clip of the ‘Silent Moves’ launch go to:

Galway Town Hall Theatre                         

Galway: 20th Oct. 2015, 2.30pm & 8pm


Irish Film Institute                                                     

Dublin: 4th Nov. 2015, 11.00am & 6.30pm

01 679 3477

Cork Film Festival, Triskel                          

Cork: 14th Nov. 2015, 12.00pm & 6.30pm

021 427 2022

Mayo Movie World                                                   

Castlebar: 26th Nov. 2015, 8.00pm

094 902 7777


About Silent Moves:    

Hosted by Ballina Arts Centre, the film was made over an eight month period, in and around Ballina. Inspired by the classic Black & White silent films of Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Harrold Lloyd, ‘Silent Moves’ was created using stop-motion animation and slapstick with a strong emphasis on movement and mime, facilitated by Irish dance artist and choreographer Emma O’Kane. The collective talents of the 30 group members with the lead artists, created a wonderful, moving and hilarious film which was launched in November 2014 by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission, at Ballina Arts Centre in front of a huge audience.


About the Screenings:

Evening screenings of the film will be accompanied by live performance of the soundtrack on piano, violin, viola and percussion by Musical Director Cathal Murphy and musicians Ger Madden, Yvette Gorham and Denise Moorcroft.

A ‘Meet the Makers’ style session will be hosted in each location, featuring some of the participating artists from the project, alongside representatives from Ballina Arts Centre and Mayo County Council Arts Office.

Each screening will be fully accessible with audio description, hearing loops etc. and Irish Sign Language interpretation will be provided for the ‘Meet the Makers’ sessions.


IGNITE Partnership

This project was made possible through an award to Ballina Arts Centre who hosted and managed the Mayo IGNITE project. IGNITE is a new platform designed to generate Ireland’s most ambitious showcasing of talent from people with disabilities, led by international and Irish artists and performers with disabilities. IGNITE is managed by a unique partnership involving the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland (ADI), Cork City Council, Galway City & County Councils and Mayo County Council.  

To view a short clip of the ‘Silent Moves’ launch go to:

"It's a Dream come true. I always wanted to be an actor ". (Artist participant).

"Art is one of the greatest tools we have as humans to convey our unhappiness, our grief and our feelings of injustice, loneliness and unfairness. It can also be our greatest tool. It can, in a Brechtian way, be a sledge hammer that can shape the very world in which we live". (Aideen Barry)

"I had no idea what to expect on the night  I was blown away by some great people cant stop thinking about it brilliant night”. (Audience member) "The film is a magical piece of work, and it certainly deserves to be seen around the country. I’m thrilled for the makers of the film, and the way the tour is set up". (Sean Walsh, Director, Ballina Arts Centre)


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