A film by Liz Roche Company.
Filmed in the Goethe-Institut in Dublin, “Näher” is a dance film that follows four lost souls as they move and gather in shared moments of remembrance, bringing life to haunted spaces new and old, evoking fleeting memories and suspended dreams. The film draws from the original production of “Näher… closer, nearer, sooner” commissioned by Goethe-Institut Irland on the occasion of its re-opening in 2018. It explored W.B. Yeats’ belief that the dead dream backwards through their lives. Journeying through the building, the choreography offered opportunities to dream back into the lives of the performers and share in their search for the moments of most meaning to them. Directed by Alan Gilsenan, choreographed by Liz Roche, co-created by Shane O’Reilly. 13 min, Ireland 2021
Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.
This event is part of the European Culture Trail – a EUNIC Ireland (European Union National Institutes for Culture) initiative for Culture Night in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Ireland.
Whether you plan to come to town this year or enjoy Culture Night from home, immerse yourself in the diversity of European languages and cultures on the European Culture Trail, where delights from different European countries await you.
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria
French Embassy @ National Gallery of Ireland
Embassy of Greece
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
Embassy of Portugal
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia
For those visiting European Culture Trail events in person, you are invited to download our “European Culture Trail Treasure Hunt” passport here and collect stamps or signatures at each stop. Those passports with the most stamps at the end of the night will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win some wonderful prizes.