The aim of my kickstarter campaign is to finish my dance project. A project I've been thinking about and planning for the past 5 years and now I'm finally seeing it all come together. It's all very exciting!! :)
I am currently making a video, teaching 15 of my own Sean Nós dancing steps suited for beginners, improvers and advanced dancers. It's ideal for both children & adults. With your help I can achieve my funding goal which will allow me to complete the making of my DVD and get me across the finish line.
It is being filmed all outdoors during Spring and early Summer in scenic locations around my home of Co. Leitrim by German film maker Markus Plawszewski. Several local musicians join me on set to provide the finest of music from Leitrim and the North West of Ireland.
Also joining me are pupils I teach from Leitrim, Sligo & Roscommon helping me demonstrate the steps and dancing a few solo performances too. This is one of my favourite parts of the DVD as it allows you to see the personal style, creativity, spontaneity and character of each dancer and how the musician and dancer interact and entwine through the music.
My dance group Sean Nós ar an tSionann will perform some of the routines that I have choreographed with them demonstrating some of Leitrim's old traditions, and indeed some new ones too. :)
I am currently working on my website to allow people to purchase this footage online giving you two options: you have the choice to be sent the DVD or you have the option to buy the streamed version allowing you to log in and watch wherever and whenever you wish.
On this website you will also be able to subscribe to a year of dance classes where each week you will receive a video tutorial from me.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and a huge thank you to everyone for their support.
Risks and challenges
I've thought about this for long enough. Nothing's going to stop me!
Not even the weather :)
- (60 days)