The award winning Marlene Millar and Sandy Silva discuss their collaborative process developed throughout the Migration series and then speak directly to the making of the new film Navigation: working with communities, in situ choreography and filmmaking and the complexities of the recording and sound design.
Then after their talk we were honoured to be amongst the first festivals that get to screen this brand new film! Set in the spectacular Burren region of the west coast of Ireland, Navigation explores the current humanitarian crisis of displacement and dislocation that is experienced both individually and collectively. Using the land itself to explore how we navigate through unknown terrain, themes of survival and perseverance, departure and renewal emerge in a nuanced and layered interpretation of the migration experience. The rhythms, movement, vocals and landscape define and embody this exploration, featuring the performances of 10 dancers, singers and a community choir of 40 participants.
Directed by Marlene Millar
Choreography by Sandy Silva
The screening was followed by a live Q&A session.