In 2018 The Pearse Museum hosted Tallaght Community Arts for Culture Night.

The museum is the site of St Enda’s School – Scoil Éanna founded by Irish nationalist Patrick Pearse.

Our Street Arts Academy crew after presenting a programme of work made a spontaneous dance response to the museum’s atmosphere and collection.

As the young dancers improvised to an imagined AFROBEAT tempo in the museum galleries a dance video idea emerged.

A dance /video project between Street Arts Academy and Tallaght Young Filmmakers evolved. 

Plans to shoot a film at the Pearse Museum in April 2020were curtailed by the Covis19 pandemic lockdown in March.

Undeterred, dance artist Kelvin Akpaloo and film artist Shane Ryan created  I-Rehearsean online workshop process that enabled our Street Arts Academy crew to continue the dance work to the original score by Rudi Genbrugge.

Other material was gathered by Tallaght Young Filmmakers to make Behind the Glass Case – A Work in Progress

Both groups are determined to complete the shoot at the Pearse Museum as soon as conditions allow.

Beyond the Glass Case -Culture Meets Culture funded by National Youth Council of Ireland – Artist Residency in Youth Workhas enabled our partnership with Tallaght Young Filmmakers.

Street Arts Academy and Tallaght Young Filmmakers

Street Arts Academy is a youth arts programme for young people aged 13 – 20 years develops dance performance in a Hip-Hop aesthetic and fosters cultural leadership.  Each school holiday young people from culturally diverse backgrounds; work with some of Ireland’s leading Hip Hop practitioners. 

Tallaght Young Filmmakers is a youth led group of young people aged between 14 -18 years who write, direct and produce their own films using professional equipment. Their films have been screened at festivals all over the world.