Teens get Twisted – Twisted Film Premiere at Uillinn, Saturday 20 May at 7.30pm. Free event, all welcome

Helga Deasy in collaboration with the dancers, Aoife Hurley, Nori Madajczak, Sarah O’Donovan, Lucy Robinson, Mary Whooley, Film maker: Colm Rooney with Assistant film makers: Ruby Gazzaniga, Bethan Jenkins, Abigale O'Shea Pic: Kevin O'Farrell

THIS Saturday sees a very special occasion for ten West Cork teenagers. Twisted, their brand new film will be premiered at Uillinn and this will be the first time that these young people will have seen the film, made in the lead up to, and during their Easter break.

The teenagers worked with Uillinn Dancer in Residence Helga Deasy, whose vision was to ‘encourage and support young people to get involved in dance and the arts’ by making a site specific dance film inspired by the architecture of the building. Helga collaborated with local film maker Colm Rooney from Ballydehob who recently set up his own company Little Red Field Productions.

Helga explained how the teenagers and artists worked, ‘the young people were very involved in the creative process, exploring shape and line in and around Uillinn. Together we investigated our connections in relation to our surroundings and to one another. Movements were created in response, with the young people contributing to the choreography and direction.’ The project was both practical and enjoyable for the young people, Ruby, aged 15 from Drimoleague, described her experience as one of the film makers as, ‘a lot of fun and easy to pick up the skills, I especially liked the trolley method we used to get the moving shots.’

Programme Coordinator, Justine Foster congratulated all the young people, ‘it’s a great achievement for all the young people, they showed great focus and creativity in making the work, to celebrate we will be rolling out the red carpet and inviting everyone along to enjoy this short, inspiring dance film’

The short film will be premiered at Uillinn 20 May, 7:30pm. All welcome, free event.