Silent Moves celebration party and screening at Ballina Arts Centre

A special celebration event for Silent Moves will take place in Ballina Arts Centre on July 21.

A special celebration event for Silent Moves will take place in Ballina Arts Centre on July 21.

Silent Moves has topped the poll to represent 2015 in Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks by The Irish Times. Silent Moves is a film by Aideen Barry, Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre, and Scannán Technologies, hosted by Ballina Arts Centre and made possible through the IGNITE programme, funded by the Arts Council, Arts & Disability Ireland, and Mayo County Council.

An invitation has gone out to the public to join them in Ballina Arts Centre to celebrate this achievement on Thursday July 21 at 7pm. The evening will comprise screenings of the movie, and artists from Western Care’s Ridgepool Training Centre and Scannán Technologies will talk about the process of making the movie over a period of eight months, in Ballina.

This engaging project focused on developing skills in: stop motion animation, film, script development, and performance techniques. Irish dance artist and choreographer Emma O’Kane worked alongside Aideen Barry as the group developed their ideas and story boards. The collective talents of the 30 group members with the lead artists, created a wonderful, moving, and hilarious film: Silent Moves.

Silent Moves was commissioned by Mayo County Council as part of Ignite, 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 partnership involving the Arts Council, ADI, Cork City Council, Galway City and County councils, and Mayo County Council. The Silent Moves Celebration event is free of charge and open to everybody. For more information, contact Ballina Arts Centre on (096 ) 73593 or log on to www.ballinaartscentre.com

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