Photo by Maurice Gunning
I spent the month of August in Limerick working with UK choreographer, Lea Anderson, on a new piece entitled ‘Snapshot’. We performed in Dance Limerick; The Cube in NUIG Galway; Firkin Crane, Cork and Dance House Dublin.
The work was devised in Dance Limerick as part of Step Up: Dance Project 2016.
I’m currently dancing in Kristyn Fontanella‘s new work entitled IN LiMBO. This new piece explores traditional Irish dance in a contemporary context and asks “What is Irish dance… and the space between?”.
Come see us in Dance Limerick on Thursday 15 Sept 2016 at 8pm: http://www.dancelimerick.ie/event/limbo-kristyn-fontanella.
Myself and Kristyn Fontanella will perform our duet ‘As We Know It’ as part of Uprising 2016 organised by Dance Research Forum of Ireland in New York City next week. Have a look at our trailer and do come if you’re around NYC. Details are below:
SATURDAY, JUNE 25 2016, JACK CRYSTAL THEATER | NEW YORK UNIVERSITY’S TISCH DANCE, 111 2ND AVENUE, NYC
8:00PM CURATED EVENING OF DANCE FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC
Monica Campbell; Darrah Carr Dance; Ériu: Breandán de Gallaí & Nick O’Connell; Kristyn Fontanella & Sibéal Davitt; Liadain Herriott; Úna Little; Óscar Mascareñas & Nora Rodriguez; Alexandra Tsubota
In celebration of #InternationalDanceDay I’m excited to release this short film myself and Olwyn Lyons choreographed almost a year ago. So much has happened over the past year and it’s great to have a window into our creative process at the time.
Music by Barnt, filming by Gavin FitzGerald, Colin Daggeringson and art direction by Ciana March of Concrete Collar, makeup by KeilidhMua. The dream team!
Big thanks to the Séan O’Casey Community Centre for providing the amazing location. Feel free to share!
Last night we showed 3 previews of Embodied at the GPO. All performance starting today are SOLD OUT! Crazy! Thanks to everyone for the support. Here I am having a little rave to myself in Fógraím / I Proclaim.
I had the pleasure of performing as part of Centenary on RTÉ on Easter Monday. The show was beautifully choreographed by David Bolger, directed by John Comiskey and starring many talented singers, dancers and actors.
I danced some sean-nós steps with friends Emma O’Sullivan, Samantha Harvey and Eamonn Moloney with music by the fabulous Sharon Shannon, Dónal Lunny, Michael McGoldrick and John Sheahan. Well worth the watch.. hard to hold back the tears at times. Watch Centenary here: http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/show/centenary-30003958/10552342/.
RTÉ Centenary, Easter Monday 2016
Tickets are now on sale for ‘Embodied’ at the GPO next month. I’m so excited to be performing ‘Fógraím / I Proclaim’, a piece devised with Tristan Rosenstock. Places are very limited so do book a ticket if interested >> http://www.dublindancefestival.ie/programme/performance/embodied-at-the-GPO
Photo by Luca Truffarelli
Athbhliain faoi mhaise a chairde, tá súil agam go raibh Nollaig mhór mhaith agaibh!
If you’ve made a resolution to learn sean-nós dance in 2016 then come along to my free taster class in DanceHouse on Wednesday, 6 January 2016 from 7-8 http://www.danceireland.ie/events/free-taster-classes.
Beginners and intermediate classes in DanceHouse, Foley St. and Raw Condition Gym, Portobello will commence the following week so why not get started early next week! Hope to see you there, here are the details:
Free beginners taster class, 7-8, DanceHouse, Foley St, Dublin 1 (located beside Talbot St).
Preparations for ‘Trip-nós’ @ Electric Picnic 2015 are coming along nicely. If you’re going to be at this year’s Picnic, make sure to pop over to the Mindfield area where An Puball Gaeilge is situated. We’ll be performing at 1pm on Sunday.
Have a listen to the very talented Ruth McKiernan practicing the final number!