A Halloween Event, 15th Anniversary with Guest Choreographer Seán Curran, and A Book Launch!
Darrah Carr Dance
November 22 – November 24
Friday & Saturday | 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday Family Shows | 11 am
Sunday | 3 pm
Donaghy Theatre - The Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street
“Carr is a radiant performer who blends Irish dance with modern dance with surprising success"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
“There’s no fresher, more invigorating new American dance now than the choreography of Seán Curran"
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
ModERIN: Darrah Carr's distinctive blend of contemporary modern dance and traditional Irish step, which defines the future of Irish dance for a global audience, returns to the Irish Arts Center following last year's Bessie Award Nomination. The company's celebratory 15th Anniversary Season features original work by renowned guest choreographer Seán Curran alongside new and favorite work by Artistic Director Darrah Carr, as well as live music by Liz Hanley and Niall O'Leary. The company kicks off its 15th Anniversary Season with the highly anticipated book release of "ModERIN: Contemporary Irish Dance Works - Darrah Carr Dance" on Opening Night. Published by Macater Press (www.macaterpress.com), this impressive artist's catalogue documents the company's lasting impact on the field of Irish dance and features stunning images and in-depth descriptions of their major repertory works.
FIVE OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH THE ARTISTS:
Mon, Nov 18 - 7pm: Masterclass with Darrah Carr
Fri, Nov 22 - 8pm: 15th Anniversary Reception/Book Launch "ModERIN: Contemporary Irish Dance Works - Darrah Carr Dance"
Sat, Nov 23 & Sun, Nov 24 - 11am: Specially priced family shows
Sat, Nov 23 - 8pm: Audience talkback with Artistic Director Darrah Carr and guest choreographer Seán Curran
Sun, Nov 24 - 3pm: Pre-show conversation with Darrah Carr Dance
ADMISSION: $25 non-member / $20 member / $15 family show / Use code DCD20 and pay the IAC member rate - while supplies last!
TICKETS: www.irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111
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. Darrah Carr Dance's Family Show programs are also supported by the American Ireland Fund.
Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy; www.darahcarrdance.com
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT
IRISH ARTS CENTER PRESENTS: OICHE SHAMHNA
SUNDAY, OCT 27 - 11am - 2pm
It’s all about treats, not tricks at this spooky and fun Halloween celebration for all ages. Join us in the IAC Gallery for a full day of creative games and tasks for kids and parents alike, including mask-making, fun with púcas and fairies, turnip carving, storytelling, a monstrously marvelous costume parade and traditional Irish tea-time treats.
Admission: $5 for all ages
Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street (between 10th and 11th avenues)
New York, NY 10019
irishartscenter.org or 866-811-4111