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Dublin Dance Festival Digital 2023 Travels The World


The prestigious Dublin Dance Festival has extended its programming to online, accessible to viewers the world over. DDF Digital features a quartet of dance films available on demand from November 22 to December 3, 2023.

13 Toungues beckons you to enter a fantastical world as the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan returns to Dublin Dance Festival and Bord Gáis Energy Theatre to open DDF's 2024 Edition with a thrilling representation of the sights, sounds and vitality of Taipei's street life.

Experience Maguy Marin’s Umwelt from the viewpoints of both the audience and the dancers as David Mambouch's mesmerizing film offers a unique perspective on the renowned 2004 dance masterpiece form Marin.

Spanning four 45-minute episodes, Volcano is about two characters grappling with power, time and trust. Luke Murphy's award-winning Volcano blurs the boundaries of television, experimental theater, contemporary dance, and psychological sci-fi thriller to create a hybrid performance for a Netflix era. Gravel (re)Works is a fusion of music, dance and photography, drawing from the choreography of Frédérick Gravel.

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Dublin Dance Festival Digital
November 22 - December 3, 2023


Trinity Irish Dance Company Graces NYC For Week of St. Patrick's Day

Trinity Irish Dance Company members Erin Gradus, Sierra McNall, Chelsea Hoy, Maggie Doyle, Marissa Wurster. Photo by Lois Greenfield

In time for St. Patrick’s Day, The Trinity Irish Dance Company comes to New York’s Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY). From March 15 to the 20th, the Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) performs its blend of Irish tradition and American innovation in dance.  The Chicago/Milwaukee-based TIDC was founded in 1990 by Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard, TIDC is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, with a consistent message of female empowerment with a repertory that has elevated the art form for nearly three decades.

In addition to the performances by TIDC, there will also be three New York premieres: An Sorcas (The Circus), the examination of substance versus spectacle, created in tandem with Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Hoy. Sparks, co-created and performed by world champion dancer Ali Doughty, pairing her prowess with virtuosity of All-Ireland champion fiddle player Jake James. And lastly, American Traffic, a blend of Irish step and American tap from Michelle Dorrance and Melinda Sullivan that celebrates the nuanced differences between the two forms, meeting at the intersection of rhythmic sensibilities and rebellious histories.  The program is rounded out by classic works and formative pieces, including Howard’s Soles, a tribal and timeless rhythmic study; the explosion of impeccable footwork in Push; and Johnny, the 1991 piece that altered the landscape of Irish dance and catapulted Trinity Irish Dance Company to international stardom.

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The Joyce Theater Foundation Presents Trinity Irish Dance Company
March 15 - 20, 2022

Joyce Theater
175 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10011

19th Annual Irish Dance Festival: Workshops & Dancing Streamed Live


The Irish Arts Center NYC, undeterred by the global pandemic, are making the 19th Annual Irish Dance Festival a streaming event for all to see. Running Sunday, June 7 2020 the festival includes workshops and performances curated by artistic director Niall O’Leary TCRG, ADCRG.

The 19th annual celebration of Irish dancing features traditional music and moves from notable talent from around the country and local students alike. Panels and workshop also educate viewers on the rich history of Irish dancing.

Dancers include:

  • Donny Golden Dancers
  • Niall O’Leary Irish Dance Troupe
  • Darrah Carr Dance
  • Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance

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19th Annual Irish Dance Festival
June 7, 2020

Italy By Way of Hungary at Carnegie Hall

Photo by Attila Nagy.
The marvelous American debut tour of the superb Hungarian State Opera continued with a memorable orchestral concert at Carnegie Hall on the evening of Monday, November 5th.
The first half of the program, excellently conducted by Balázs Kocsár, was devoted to music from Italy, beginning with three works by the lesser known composer Aldo Finzi whose work has recently received some performances in New York. The first piece was the tempestuousInterludio,followed by the more noteworthy L’Infinito—one wonders if the title is an allusion to the celebrated eponymous poem by Giacomo Leopardi. This opus features an extremely beautiful Impressionist soundscape for much of its length. After Numquam (Sinfonia romana),the impressive soloist Nagao Haruka took the stage to perform Concerto for Violin and Orchestra by Fabio Vacchi who joined the artists for a final bow.
The adored tenor Placido Domingo led the musicians in the delightful Rákóczi Marchof Hector Berlioz after which soprano Andrea Rost then joined the ensemble to sing “Heia, in den Bergen . . .” from the classic operetta, Die Csárdásfürstin” by Emmerich Kálmán and the lovely “Vilja Song” from Franz Lehár’s extremely popular The Merry Widow. The final two works on the program were the most substantial: the rarely performed Symphonic Minutes of the underrated Ernő von Dohnányi and the extraordinary Suite from The Miraculous Mandarinby Béla Bartók. Enthusiastic applause was rewarded delightfully with an encore of the final movement fromSymphonic Minutes.
The debut tour continues this week with performances of the Hungarian National Ballet at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

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