Grásta Dance Film IAC Commissions

IAC Commissions: "Departure"

A film by Stephen Hall and Tobi Omoteso

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Overview

Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty


"We cannot physically escape this reality. The only solace is...finding your own rhythm within the storms of life." 

We present Limerick-based hip-hop artist/choreographer Tobi Omoteso's film for our Grásta commissions series, "Departure." A mix of break, krump and contemporary dance forms, "Departure" was created in response to the prompt of finding grace in the uncertainty and chaos of our times, and shot by filmmaker Stephen Hall in Limerick City and the Regeneration Campus by Southhill and Killaloe, County Clare.

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Premieres Thursday, December 17 at 3pm ET 

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"Departure"
A film by Stephen Hall and Tobi Omoteso 

Videography: Stephen Hall
Movement Artist: Tobi Omoteso
Music: Wes Harris and Mogli the Iceburg

Commissioned by Irish Arts Center as part of Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty, 2020-2021.


Irish Arts Center's Grásta commissions series challenged twenty-six artists, reflecting a range of perspectives and disciplines, to create work in response to the idea of finding grace in uncertainty. Click here to learn more.

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