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DANCE ARCHIVE


FALL 2012


ModERIN: Darrah Carr Dance
with Special Guest Choreographer Seán Curran

November 16 – November 18

Friday and Saturday | 8 pm
Saturday Family Show | 11 am
Sunday | 3 pm

“There’s no fresher, more invigorating new American dance now than the choreography of Seán Curran.” – THE LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Carr is a smiling, exuberant performer with an open, upper body and fast-flying feet”
- THE NEW YORK TIMES

Join us for the latest from Darrah Carr Dance, whose ever-changing repertory never fails to dazzle and delight! Building on the success of last year’s sold-out run, renowned guest choreographer Seán Curran returns with an innovative twist for the company’s trademark style of ModERIN: a unique blend of contemporary modern dance and traditional Irish step. In this new engagement, Curran explores the emotion of lament and reveals the lyrical depths of the company’s cast of champion Irish step dancers to express sadness, longing, and regret. Set to live music, additional full-company works combining powerful percussive footwork with graceful fluidity and expressiveness will complete this expansive program.


Admission: $25 non-member / $20 member / $15 family show

DANCERS
Chris Armstrong
Louise Corrigan
Brigid Gillis
Timothy Kochka
Ryan McCarthy
Caitlin McNeill
Laura Neese
Melissa Padham
Mary Kate Sheehan
Alexandra Williamson

MUSICIANS
Christel Rice – flute
Liz Hanley – fiddle
Niall O’Leary

 

Darrah Carr Dance is also supported by The American Ireland Fund.

 


SPRING 2012


Eleventh Annual Irish Arts Center NYC Dance Festival

 

 

Sunday, May 6 | 1 pm - 8 pm

Riverside Park South 
Pier I at W 68th Street 

*Festival goes on rain or shine. Rain plan: Festival will take place on the basketball courts under the overpass.

Come out to the pier to enjoy a day of great Irish dancing! 

Led by Artistic Director Niall O’Leary, TCRG, ADCRG, the Festival is now a start-of-summer tradition when it kicks off the Summer on the Hudson series at Riverside Park South! This celebration of Irish dance and culture is not to be missed, featuring performances from top Irish dance companies from New York and around the country, dance classes for children and adults, music sessions, Irish language classes, a singing circle, children’s face painting, Irish craft vendors and a lively evening-ending céilí for all!

Bring your dancing shoes—the entire day is free and open to all!

featuring

Donny Golden Dancers  |  Niall O’Leary Dance Troupe 
Darrah Carr Dance  | Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance 
Hagen School of Irish Dance  |  Keltic Dreams 

Live Music by Martin O'Connell (button-accordion), Steve Holloway (percussion), Conor McGuirk (keyboards)

 

A chance for everyone out on the floor!

Don’t just watch, learn! Join us throughout the day for fun, easy to learn traditional Irish dance, in both step dancing and céilídancing. For all ages.

 

Performances

Past performers include Darrah Carr Dance, Donny Golden Dancers, Hammerstep, Keltic Dreams, Niall O'Leary Dance Troupe, Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance, Peter Smith School of Irish Dance, champion step dancer Ashley Smith, Solas an Lae and more.

 

Children Activities

Visit the children’s tent during the day for arts and crafts, face painting and lessons in the Irish language.

Irish Arts Center Dance Festival Schedule

Live music by Martin O’Connell and Conor McGuirk

Main Stage:

1:00pm Niall O'Leary School Performance
1:30pm   Learn a few traditional steps!
Everyone out on the dance floor
All ages, group dancing 
 
Participation
2:00pm Keltic Dreams Performance
2:30pm Niall O'Leary Fun Dance
Everyone out on the dance floor
All ages, group dancing
Participation
3:15pm Darrah Carr Dance Performance
3:45pm Donny Golden Dancers Performance
4:15pm Donny Golden Fun Dance 
Everyone out on the dance floor
All ages, group dancing
Participation
5:00pm Hagen School of Irish Dance Performance
5:30pm Set Dancing Instruction
with Fergal O'Halloran
 Participation
6:00pm Niall O'Leary Irish Dance Troupe Performance
6:30-8:00pm

Evening End Céilí for All!
Live Music by Martin O'Connell (button-accordion), Steve Holloway (percussion), Conor McGuirk (keyboards)

Participation

 

Tent 2: 

1:15pm Irish Language Conversation Circle – All Welcome!  
2:00pm  Traditional Irish Music Seisiún with IAC Céilí Band – All Welcome!  
3:30pm Sean-nós (old-style) Dance Lesson with Siobhán Butler  
4:30pm Celtic Harp with Mia Theodoratus  
4:50pm Traditional Irish Music Seisiún with IAC Céilí Band – All Welcome!  

 

Tents 3 & 4:

ONGOING Children’s Face Painting, Chalk Drawing and Collaborative Poem  
1:00pm-4:00pm Salmons School of Knowledge Story and Hunt! (Tent 3)  
1:00pm-4:00pm Arts & Crafts (Tent 4)  
4:15-5:15pm  Gaelic Kids (Fun Irish Language Class for Children)  

 

Directions

Subway:

1 Train to 66th St.
Walk west on 66th St. to the end of the block (past ABC). At the end of the block make a right onto Freedom Place? Walk up the block and make a left onto 68th St. Walk past the large high-rise apartment buildings to the Riverside Park South entrance. You will be able to see most of the park from this entrance.

A, B, C & D Trains to 59th St. Columbus Circle.
Transfer to the and follow the above directions.

2 & 3 Trains to 72nd St.
Walk west on 72nd St. and make a left onto West End Ave. Walk down (south) to 69th or 70th streets. Turn right and walk over to Freedom Place. Make a left onto Freedom Placeand a right onto 68th St. (You may be able to take 70th St, straight to Riverside Blvd.)

4, 5, 6, 7, E & F Trains must transfer to the above trains and follow the appropriate directions.

 

Bus:
Use the West End Ave and Broadway lines and follow the above the directions.

Cross-town buses: M72 headed west. The bus will stop at Freedom Place &68thSt. This stop is a block away from the park.

 

This program is made possible, in part, by funds from Gibbons P.C.;the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature;and New York State Council on the arts, a public agency.

 

Photo Credit Dariel Sneed and Irish Arts Center


FALL 2011


IAC
Darrah Carr Dance Company Members: Caitlin McNeill, Louise Corrigan and Joanna Barry Connolly

IAC
Darrah Carr Dance Company Member:  Tim Kochka

“Carr’s immensely likable and skillful dancers move with a space-gobbling buoyancy and openness that looks as if they might take flight.”
—Jennifer Dunning, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Vibrant and dazzling.”
—Deborah Jowitt, THE VILLAGE VOICE

ModERIN:
Darrah Carr Dance 
with Guest Choreographer Seán Curran

November 11 - 13
Friday & Saturday | 8 pm
Family Show: Saturday | 11 am
Sunday | 3 pm 

Darrah Carr Dance is a one of a kind professional Irish dance company whose ever-changing repertory continually delights audiences. This season, renowned guest choreographer Seán Curran brings his own innovative flair to the company’s signature style of ModERIN: a remarkable fusion of contemporary modern dance and traditional Irish step. Curran’s highly anticipated new work features virtuosic displays of powerful percussive footwork by the company’s cast of champion Irish step dancers. 

Three opportunities to engage with the artists:

Saturday | 11 am: A specially priced Family Show
Running Time: 60 minutes

Saturday | 8 pm: Audience talkback with Artistic Director
Darrah Carr and guest choreographer Seán Curran

Sunday | 3 pm: Pre-show conversation with Darrah Carr Dance 

Admission: $25 general / $20 members.
Family Show: all tickets $15

If you need assistance placing your order, call 866-811-4111.

NYSCA NYC Dept of Cultural Affairs IAC

This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, and from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs. Both grant programs are administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.


IACSean-Nós Dancing Workshop
with Shannon Dunne and 
Mary Beth Taylor

Sunday, September 18

10 am - 1:30 pm

Sean-Nós (“old style”) dancing is a traditional form of Irish solo dancing which works closely with the rhythms of Irish music. Similar to such American styles as tap and clogging, it has been argued that sean-nós is the oldest form of Irish dance.

Students will learn a full set of steps that can be danced to traditional Irish music. Additionally, learners will experiment with steps and rhythms of their own creation—this emphasis on creativity and spontaneity is what makes sean-nós dancing truly unique! For all skill levels.

In lieu of set dancing shoes, please wear footwear with a hard sole and a low heel.

Fee: $40 general / $35 members, seniors, students

If you need assistance placing your order, call 866-811-4111.

 

 


IAC

“An extraordinarily moving memoir in motion... It will delight and provoke in equal measure.”
—THE IRISH INDEPENDENT

“For Colin Dunne—one-time Riverdance performer—
tradition is something to be carefully maintained…
But that doesn’t mean he can’t deconstruct step dancing and put it together again in his own inimitable fashion.”
—THE IRISH TIMES

Irish Arts Center 
and
Baryshnikov Arts Center
present

Out of Time

New York Premiere

Created and Performed by COLIN DUNNE

October 19 - October 22 | 8 pm

Baryshnikov Arts Center
Jerome Robbins Theater
450 W. 37th Street

Laurence Olivier Award 2010 Nominee 
Outstanding Achievement in Dance 

Internationally-acclaimed Irish step dancer Colin Dunne brings movement, sound and image together to create a provocative dialogue between past and present. Intimate and playful, Out of Time is both an unsentimental homage to Irish step dance, and a bold investigation of Dunne’s personal and artistic relationship with a tradition that has shaped his life.

Running time: 65 minutes

Admission: $25 
BACNYC.org or 866-811-4111

NYT
Out of Time is Highly Recommended by the The New York Times!


Colin Dunne (Wednesday and Thursday, through Oct. 22) Mr. Dunne had international fame as an Irish step dancer and the lead in “Riverdance” during the late 1990s. Since then he has reinvented himself as a choreographer working in a contemporary setting, and his new “Out of Time” pays homage to his dance past while attempting to move into new artistic terrain. Can a traditional form find a contemporary context? It’s a question that bedevils all dance governed by specific, historically shaped techniques (ballet and flamenco among them). Perhaps Mr. Dunne will make it happen. At 8 p.m., Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, Manhattan, (866) 811-4111, bacnyc.org; $25. (Sulcas)

Here’s a video preview of Out of Time.

IAC
This program is supported, in part, by Imagine Ireland, Culture Ireland’s year of Irish arts in America in 2011.

 


IACIrish Dance Master Class with Darrah Carr

Saturday, May 7 | Noon - 2:30 pm

Darrah Carr, Artistic Director of Darrah Carr Dance and champion Irish step dancer, describes her style as ModERIN: a playful combination of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance.

Now, during this special Master Class, get an in-depth look at the development of ModERIN and learn phrases from the company’s repertory!

Fee:  $50 general sale | $45 members, seniors, students
To register contact Rachael Gilkey at 212.757.3318 ext 209 or rachael@irishartscenter.org.

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TIACenth Annual
Irish Arts Center NYC Dance Festival

Sunday, May 1 | 1 pm - 8 pm

Riverside Park South 
Pier 1 at W 70th Street 

Directions
Pier I (Riverside Park South) is located on the Hudson River at 70th Street. Take the 1/2/3 or B/C train to 72nd street and walk west to Riverside Park South and enter the park there.

Come out to the pier to enjoy a day of great Irish dancing! 

Led by Artistic Director Niall O’Leary, T.C.R.G., the Festival will once again kick off the Summer on the Hudson series at Riverside Park South! This celebration of Irish dance and culture is not to be missed, featuring performances from top Irish dance companies from New York and around the country, dance classes for children and adults, music sessions, Irish language classes, a singing circle, children’s face painting and a lively evening-ending céilí for all!

In addition to all of the usual family fun, this year’s IAC Dance Festival introduces a special photography competition, which gives children and young people the opportunity to try out their skills and capture all the color and atmosphere of the event.

The competition has three age categories:
6 years and under: 'Happy Feet’
7 – 12 years: A Spring in Your Step
13 – 18 year olds: Fancy Footwork

Photos can be taken in any digital format throughout the day and submitted to photos@irishartscenter.org by midnight on Tuesday, May 3.  One winner will be selected from each category by an IAC panel of judges, to include renowned Irish photographer John Minihan. One overall winner will also be chosen by the public through online voting. Visit www.irishartscenter.org starting Thursday, May 5 to view contest entries, and cast your vote!  Winning photos, to be announced Monday, May 9, will be  featured in IAC publicity for next year’s Festival and displayed in the Irish Arts Center. Winners will also receive a very special IAC prize.

Bring your dancing shoes—the entire day is free and open to all!

FEATURING
DONNY GOLDEN DANCERS
NIALL O’LEARY DANCE TROUPE
DARRAH CARR DANCE
PETER SMITH SCHOOL
NIALL O’LEARY SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCE
HAMMERSTEP: A 'SNEAK PREVIEW'
KELTIC DREAMS
AND MORE!

LIVE MUSIC BY
NIALL MULLIGAN


Vendors:
Celtic Craft
Faivus Studios
Ireland in Prints
And more

2011 Schedule:

MAIN STAGE – Area 1

Live music by Niall Mulligan (fiddle, keyboards)

1:00pm Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance (Performance)

1:20pm Children’s Céilí Dancing: everyone out on the floor!

2:00pm Keltic Dreams (Performance)

2:30pm Niall O’Leary Fun Dance (Non-competitive Solo Dancing) Learn some Irish Step-dancing moves, suitable for all ages!

3.00pm Peter Smith School of Irish Dance (Performance) 

3.20pm Donny Golden Fun Dance (Non-competitive Solo Dancing) Learn some Irish Step-dancing moves, suitable for all ages!

3:50pm Hammerstep: A ‘Sneak’ Preview: Jason Oremus, Garrett Coleman and Chris Naish give us a glimpse of their new dance show!

4.10pm Donny Golden Dancers (Performance)

4.30pm Darrah Carr Dance (Performance) 

4.45pm Panel Discussion with Niall O’Leary & special guests Donny Golden, Darrah Carr, Jason Oremus, Garrett Coleman & Chris Naish

5.45pm Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe (Performance)

6:00 pm-8:00pm Irish Dance Party: Set Dancing, Céilí Dancing and Irish Dance Jamming for All: everyone out on the floor!

We will be calling simple dances, everyone can join in, even if you have 2 left feet!

TENT 2

1:15pm Irish Language Conversation Circle

2:00pm Traditional Irish Music Session – All Welcome!

3:30-4:15pm Irish Song Circle Workshop with Louise Walsh

4.30pm Traditional Irish Music Session – All Welcome!

TENT 3

1:00pm-4:00pm Children’s Face Painting

1:00pm-3:00pm Arts & Crafts for Kids 

3:00pm-3:30pm Gaelic Kids

3:30pm-5:00pm Arts & Crafts for Kids

Please note: all schedules subject to change

NYCADCADCA
This program is supported, in part, by Wizdom Audio Visual, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the new York City Council, and New York State Council on the arts, a public agency.

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IAC

ModERIN
Darrah Carr Dance’s Annual New York Season
featuring live music from James Shipp’s Nós Novo

November 12 - 14 | Friday - Saturday, 8 pm | Sunday, 3 pm
Family Show - Saturday, 11 am

Darrah Carr Dance returns to the Irish Arts Center with evocative new choreography set to the Brazilian jazz stylings of James Shipp’s Nós Novo. Rooted in ModERIN – Artistic Director Darrah Carr’s signature blend of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance – this bold new piece is sure to delight.

Join us for a special talk back with Artistic Director Darrah Carr and multi-instrumentalist James Shipp, following Sunday’s performance only.

Admission: $25 general sale / $20 members
Family Show: all tickets $15
SmartTix.com or 212-868-4444  

“Putting a new wrinkle into New York modern dance with a program of pieces that add Irish step dancing to the modern mix.”
—Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

“The dancing is beguiling: lusty and luscious where appropriate, elsewhere as light, calm and carefree as the early spring breeze.”
—Tobi Tobias, The Village Voice

“To watch these performances is to see Irish dance in a whole new way. . .”
—Bridget English, Irish Dancing Magazine

IACIAC

This program is made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative
Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, and from the
Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Both grant programs are administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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Dance

Ninth Annual Irish Arts Center NYC Dance Festival

Sunday, May 2

Riverside Park South
Pier 1 at W 70th Street

Rain or shine.

Come out to the pier to enjoy a day of great Irish dancing!

Led by Artistic Director Niall O’Leary, T.C.R.G., the Festival will once again kick off the Summer on the Hudson series at Riverside Park South! This celebration of Irish dance and culture is not to be missed, featuring performances from top Irish dance companies from New York and around the country, dance workshops for children and adults, music sessions, Irish language classes, a singing circle, children’s face painting and a lively evening-ending céilí for all!

Come with or without your dancing shoes - the entire day is free and open to all!

TIME MAIN STAGE – Area 1
1:00pm  Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance (Performance)
1:15pm  Children’s Céilí Dancing: everyone out on the floor!
1:45pm  Keltic Dreams (Performance)
2:00pm  Niall O’Leary Fun Dance (Non-competitive Solo Dancing)
 Learn some Irish Step-dancing moves, suitable for beginner-intermediate Irish dancers!  All ages!
3:00pm  Petri School of Irish Dance (Performance)
3:15pm  Donny Golden Fun Dance (Non-competitive Solo Dancing)
 Learn some Irish Step-dancing moves, suitable for beginner-intermediate Irish dancers!  All ages!
4:15pm  Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe (Performance)
4:30pm  Adults Ceili / Set Dancing: everyone out on the floor!
5:30pm  Darrah Carr Dance (Performance)
5.45pm  Donny Golden Dancers (Performance)
6:00 pm-8:00pm Céilí: Set and Céilí Dancing for All: everyone out on the floor!

TIME  TENT 2
1:15pm  Irish Language Conversation Circle
2:00pm  Traditional Irish Music Session – All Welcome!
3:30-4:15pm  Irish Song Circle Workshop
4:30-5:15pm Panel Discussion

TIME TENT 3
1:00pm-4:00pm Children’s Face Painting
1:00pm-4:00pm Arts & Crafts for Kids

For a detailed schedule/information visit www.irishartscenter.org or www.nyc.gov/parks/soh

 

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Darrah Carr DanceIrish Arts Center and Darrah Carr Dance Present
ModERIN: Darrah Carr Dance’s Annual New York Season
Featuring Guest Choreographer Seán Curran

November 13-15 | Friday - Saturday 8:00 pm | Sunday 3:00 pm

Family Show: Saturday 11:00 am


General Sale: $25 general sale/$20 members | Family Show: All tickets $15

Click here to buy now or call Smarttix at 212-868-4444

IAC members at all levels may book directly through Irish Arts Center and avoid ticket processing fees.  Call 212-757-3318 ext. 204 from 10 - 6 Monday through Friday. 

“Carr’s immensely likable and skillful dancers move with a space-gobbling buoyancy and openness that looks as if they might take flight.”
Jennifer Dunning—The New York Times


Darrah Carr Dance returns to the Irish Arts Center stage with ModERIN: its signature blend of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance, featuring guest choreographer and Bessie Award-winner Seán Curran.

“The best of both traditions…to watch these performances is to see Irish dance in a whole new way… a glorious mélange of sound and movement that’s breathtaking…”
Bridget English— Irish Dancing Magazine

Featuring champion Irish step dancers in a dazzling display of lightning fast footwork, Darrah Carr Dance seamlessly integrates Irish step and spatial patterns within contemporary choreography. Highlights of the weekend-long program include salon style discussions with Darrah Carr and Seán Curran, guest performances by Irish Arts Center’s dance students, and a specially priced Family Show.

“All delightfully and exquisitely rendered…a respectful reworking of what is familiar mixed with a bold experimental representation of the American contemporary dance scene…pushing the boundaries well into the future…”
Ursula Traynor—The Irish World

Photo © Lois Greenfield

 

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CeiliAlpine Céilí-on-the-Hudson 2009

Sunday, June 7

Dancing 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine Pavilion, Alpine, NJ

For further information, please call 212.757.3318 ext. 209.
Click here for driving directions

Music provided by the Pride of Moyvane Céilí Band, featuring musicians John Reynolds and Margie Mulvihill

An Irish Arts Center tradition! Join us for our Spring Picnic and Céilí-on-the-Hudson. Whether you play Irish music, know a few Irish dance steps, or just enjoy watching and listening – don’t miss it! Fun for all the family! Donations appreciated.

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Dance FestivalEIGHTH ANNUAL NEW YORK CITY
IRISH DANCE FESTIVAL 2009

Sunday, May 3

Riverside Park South | Pier I at West 70th Street

12:30 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Led by Artistic Director Niall O’Leary, T.C.R.G., the Festival will once again kick off the Summer on the Hudson series at Riverside Park South! This celebration of Irish dance and culture is not to be missed, featuring performances from top Irish dance companies from New York and around the country, dance workshops for children and adults, music sessions, Irish language classes, a singing circle, children’s
face painting and a lively evening-ending céilí for all!

Meet and Greet the Young Stars of the hit Broadway show BILLY ELLIOT from 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm, before learning to dance like a star yourself!  Irish dancing champion Trent Kowalick, with fellow cast members David Bologna, & Heather Burns will be on site to talk to you! Check “Tent 2” below for further details.

Live music by Caitlin Warbelow, Margie Mulvihill and John Reynolds

SCHEDULE*

*Subject to change

Main Stage—Area 1
1:00pm

Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance (Performance)

1:15pm
Children’s’ Céilí Dance: everyone out on the floor!
1:45pm

Keltic Dreams from PS 59 in the Bronx (Performance)

2:00pm

Fun Dance with Niall O’Leary (Workshop)
show material only

2:45pm
Donny Golden Dancers (Performance)
3:00pm
Darrah Carr Dance (Performance)
3:15pm

Fun Dance with Donny Golden (Workshop)
show material only

4:00pm
2009 Senior Ladies World Champion Ashley Smith: softshoe
4:05pm

Solas an Lae Dance Company (Performance)

4:20pm

2009 Senior Ladies World Champion Ashley Smith: hardshoe

4:30pm

Adults Set Dancing Workshop w/ Kathleen Collins

5:30pm

Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe (Performance)

5:45-8:00pm

Céilí: Set and Céilí Dancing for All

Tent 2
12:30pm-1:00pm
Meet the young stars of Broadway hit musical BILLY ELLIOT: Champion Irish dancers Trent Kowalik, David Bologna, & Heather Burns.
1:15pm-2:00pm

Irish Language Circle

2:00pm-3:30pm
Open Music Seisun
3:30pm-4:15pm

Irish Song Circle

4:30pm-5:15pm

Panel Discussion Irish Dance Past & Present:
Donny Golden, Niall O’Leary, Darrah Carr, Ashley Smith, Deirdre Lowery

Tent 3
1:00pm-4:00pm

Face Painting for Kids

1:00pm-4:00pm
Arts & Crafts for Kids

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Darrah Carr DanceIrish Arts Center and Darrah Carr Dance Present a Special Salon Series

ModERIN: The 10th Anniversary of Darrah Carr Dance

October 23-October 26 | Thurs, Fri, Sat 8pm, Sat 11am**, Sun 3pm. 

Admission: $25 general sale/$20 members | ** Family Show – all tickets $15.

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In commemoration of its 10th Anniversary Season, Darrah Carr Dance brings its signature blend of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance to the Irish Arts Center stage. Renowned for seamlessly integrating Irish dance within contemporary choreography, the company blends Irish music,
step dance footwork, and spatial patterns to create high energy, rhythmically based work that is performed by a cast of champion Irish step dancers. Featuring a mix of new works and company
favorites that span the decade of Darrah Carr Dance, highlights of this weekend-long program include
salon style discussions with artistic director and choreographer Darrah Carr; special guest performances by the Irish Arts Center’s dance students, a ModERIN workshop with company members,
and a specially-priced family show.

Darrah Carr Dance has performed at venues in the United States and around the world, including The Duke Theater on 42nd Street, Celebrate Brooklyn, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, The Yard at Martha’s Vineyard, Wesleyan University, The Center for Performing Arts and SUNY Orange, San Jose Fleadh, the Toronto Fringe Festival, the Bank of Ireland Arts Center in Dublin, Symphony Space, and the Annual Irish Arts Center New York City Dance Festival.  Named “One of the Top 100 Irish Americans of the Year,” by Irish America Magazine, Artistic Director Darrah Carr holds an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University. 
www.darrahcarrdance.com

The critics on Darrah Carr Dance:

“ModERIN is a combination of the best of both traditions, essentially creating a new language of movement from two distinct vocabularies of dance. . . a glorious melange of sound and movement that’s breathtaking,” Bridget English, Irish Dancing Magazine

“A smiling, exuberant performer with an open upper body and fast-flying feet straight out of Irish step dancing.  Her immensely likable and skillful dancers move with a space gobbling buoyancy and openness that looks as if they might take flight,” Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times

This project is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund and The Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.For more information, please call (212) 757-3318

 

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CeiliAlpine Céilí-on-the-Hudson 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dancing 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine Pavilion, Alpine, NJ

For further information, please call 212.757.3318 ext. 209.
Click here for driving directions

An Irish Arts Center tradition! Join us for our Fall Picnic and Céilí-on-the-Hudson. Whether you play Irish music, know a few Irish dance steps, or just enjoy watching and listening – don’t miss it! Fun for all the family!

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Ceili Dancers PhotoAlpine Céilí On-the-Hudson 2007

Sunday June 1
Dancing 3:00 – 6:00 pm.
Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine Pavilion, NJ

An Irish Arts Center tradition! Join us for our Spring Picnic and Céilí on the Hudson. Whether you play Irish music, know a few Irish dance steps, or just enjoy watching and listening - don’t miss it! Fun for all the family!

For further information, please call 212. 757–3318 ext. 204.
For driving directions, log on to www.njpalisades.org 

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dance festivalIrish Arts Center New York City
Irish Dance Festival 2008
Sunday May 4 | 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Riverside Park South
Pier I at W 70th  Street

An exciting opportunity to learn, participate and experience Irish dance firsthand at the Seventh Annual Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival on Sunday May 4th 2008. This unique, all-day, all-ages event will feature not only performances by stars of the Irish dance world and dance schools from the New York area, but also master workshops in many styles of Irish dance, discussion forums, music seisiúns, and set and céilí dancing with live music.  The festival will showcase some of the best local and international traditional Irish musicians. Special activities include Irish language classes, a Singer’s Circle, face-painting and much more!

Click here to read more and for the photo gallery!

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ALPINE CÉILÍ-ON-THE-HUDSON
An Afternoon of Music and Dance

Alpine Boat Basin, Alpine Pavilion, Alpine, NJ
Sunday, September 9

We came, we saw, we played, we danced, we ate, we drank, and we all had a wonderful time at this Irish Arts Center tradition! Our Fall Picnic and Céilí-on-the-Hudson was a rousing success. Musicians and dancers of all skill levels came out to play and rugs were cut by all and sundry. It was a grand day out for the entire family, and we're already planning on learning a few new steps for next year.

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