The Hare

The hare is a very fragile thing…


The Hare – An Ghiorria

Short film as part of Lá na Cruite, Harp Day 2021.

Aisling Ennis and Emily Aoibheann began work together in 2021 as part of BOUNCE, Aisling’s series of collaborations with multidisciplinary artists, funded through the Arts Council’s Agility Award. These collaborations place the Irish harp (from Tomás Mac Uileagóid) in dialogue with differing art forms to explore and challenge what the Irish harp can do within each context. Emily and Aisling will present The Hare for National Harp Day. This work is a co-created piece which draws inspiration from the Ted Hughes poem of the same name. It features original composition from Aisling as well as her arrangement of The Hunting of the Hare from the Joyce Collection alongside choreography and film direction by Emily.

A co-creation by Aisling Ennis and Emily Aoibheann
Conceived and developed in collaboration

Music by Aisling Ennis
Aerial dance by Emily Aoibheann
Directed by Emily Aoibheann
Filmed by David Mack and Emily Aoibheann
Edited by Emily Aoibheann

Filmed at Universal Space, Dublin

Featuring an extract from The Hare by Ted Hughes
Also featuring musical adaptation of The Hunting of the Hare from the Joyce Collection.

Special thanks to Dave Mack and Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
Further thanks to Lisette, Chloe and Iz at Tribe Fitness Dance

The Hare was in part commissioned by Harp Ireland for Lá na Cruite 2021.
Our collaboration is further funded by the Arts Council.