Rhythm of the Dance, Rhythm of Life, to Become One. Rhythm is a project exploring the life of a competitive Irish dancer from an inside view. The project shows the work and effort in becoming a Champion Irish Dancer. The dancers in this project range in age from 8 to 26, each at different stages of their championship journeys. When people see the contemporary Irish dancer, they are dazzled by the glitz and the glam: the girls in the make-up and the expensive, jewelled costumes. What they don't see are the hours of training and the intense commitment made by these young dancers to follow their dreams. As a dancer myself for over 15 years, I understand the endurance that is needed and the physical toll involved in dancing competitively. This is what I am representing in these photographs.
Claire Behan • Jamie Brady • Ala Buisir • Claire Daly • Roisin Duff • Georgina Havlin • Billie Johnson • Brian Malone • Wanderley Massafelli • Ciára McEntee • Max Ott • Billy Redmond • Deirdre Wray •