Alliance Française Exhibition – Dublin, Ireland – January- March 2019

 
The opening night of Anne-Sophie Gigan’s Photography Exhibition “Dublin Dancers and
Dreams” elegantly hosted by the Alliance Française on January 17 was attended by a busy
crowd, which included the French Ambassador and numerous photographers and artists.
The crowd not only marvelled at the 17 striking photographs of dancers of various
traditional dance styles with Dublin’s most iconic landmarks as a backdrop, in a stunningly
spectacular capture of the cultural richness that Dublin offers, but were also awestruck by
three live performances by Louise
O’Connor (Irish Dancing), Maya Marquez (Oriental Dancing) and Seve Feathers 
(Handbalancing).
17January 2019- 1st March 2019
 

In-spire Galeries Exhibition – Dublin, Ireland – March 2019

My photo exhibition “Dublin Dancers and Dreams” was such a success at the In-spire Galerie. We had an amazing opening with more than 100 people, ran dance workshops & photography workshop during 2 weeks. 
I can’t believe I exhibited more than 52 pictures and more than 310 people seeing my works over the 2 weeks, it’s only the beginning on this journey and I am very excited to see what will be next!

I also can’t believe we had 2 sold out closing night show on Friday with more than 70 peoples. All the dancers I photographed gave life to my photography! Dancers dream with their feet and I dream with my camera.

 

Thanks so much all my dancers for your hard work, your passion, your inspiration and your trust, you are just amazing ! My pictures were alive in the gallery because of YOU!
Thanks so much In-spire Galerie Dublin for this opportunity !

“Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.”

Thank you- @as.danceproject

 

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What do you get when you combine a talented photographer, Dublin’s best landmarks and some of the world’s most talented dancers?

A must-see photography exhibition that’s on show now.

Photographer Anne-Sophie Gigan has spent the last three years of her life photographing 24 dancers, all from different nationalities at some of Dublin’s finest landmarks.

Anne-Sophie Gigan said the goal of her project was to share the beauty and diversity of Dublin, and the art forms of photography and dance in a way that had never been done before.

“The idea behind this dance project was to portray a variety of traditional dances using the most famous Dublin landmarks as a background and capture the cultural richness and mixture that Dublin offers by welcoming cultures beyond its borders,” she said.

“The traditionalism of the dances and the modernity of the city blend in a harmonious contrast, allowing foreign cultures to feel free to represent their being in a land that welcomed them with open arms.”

The exhibition titled Dublin, Dancers and Dreams, is Anne-Sophie Gigan’s first and takes viewers on a journey across the world that exists within the borders of Dublin.

“I wanted to focus on and show the multi-cultural part of the city and the beauty of dance,” she said.

“The photographs share the beauty of Dublin using a different angle and allow people to visit Dublin in a different way as well. Every photo has been taken in the most iconic places around Dublin.”

She said that the process of capturing the shots with all of the dancers across the landmarks was an “incredible journey” for her too and a milestone achievement as she only started her photography career in Dublin just over three years ago after completing a course with the Dublin Camera Club.

Anne-Sophie Gigan said she hoped both locals and tourists would take the time to immerse themselves in the culture of dance and Dublin while her work was on show.

“We are in a society where we forget to stop and dream,” she said.

“I want people to take a few minutes to dream.