Themed anti-depression Irish dance video to be filmed in Galway in November

An Irish dance video is to be filmed in Galway this November to highlight the fact that if people pull together they can help those suffering from depression or anxiety. The video which is entitled Alone is the brainchild of Knocknacarra native Kieran Hardiman, who has been involved with Irish dancing all his life, both competitively and professionally.

Mr Hardiman is seeking talented Irish dancers from Galway to feature in this video. “The concept is feeling alone, and even when you are surrounded by people you can still be alone. I have been in that situation before and overcame depression and anxiety and I have a lot of friends that have suffered from this painful illness, so its something that interests me and i would like to portray it through Irish dance.”

Mr Hardiman is also setting up a dance school in the city where he hopes to transfer his love of dance to others. “Having a life long experience with the art form I have learned a lot about it. Irish dance can be very strict, you have to have your body straight, you are not allowed move your arms you have to wear a wig etc. And in professional shows they only allow you to dance this way, but it really restricts an Irish dancer to express themselves and try new things. Having these boundaries does not allow dancers express themselves freely and have fun with this world wide art form. I will teach the the free art of modern Irish dance and hopefully perform with my students as they grow as dancers.’’

+Anybody who wishes to take part in the dance video can contact Kieran Hardiman at [email protected]

 

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