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Ciara Lee's 'Balter', acrylic on canvas

Ciara Lee's 'Balter', acrylic on canvas

Julie Cusack and Clare Scott's 'The Assemblage of Two'

Julie Cusack and Clare Scott's 'The Assemblage of Two'

Seán Keating’s ‘Men of the South’, 1921 -22. © Estate of Sean Keating, IVARO, Dublin 2022.

Seán Keating’s ‘Men of the South’, 1921 -22. © Estate of Sean Keating, IVARO, Dublin 2022.

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Ciara Lee's 'Balter', acrylic on canvas

Ciara Lee Balter

For proud and prejudiced Mr Darcy, dance is “in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world; every savage can dance”. Artist Ciara Lee, contrastingly, celebrates dance as “a joy accessible to all, to those of low income and above”, and says “to dance emotionally is to dance savagely”.


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