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An unique, cabaret style event held in the beautiful setting of Dance Limerick's performance space, St.John's Church, John's Square.
Celebrated music artist Rhiannon Giddens (US) and Irish dance artist Colin Dunne, come together for this very special one-off joint concert of solo material and impromptu duets. Places extremely limited, book in tables of 2, 3 or 4.
About Rhiannon Giddens
Rhiannon Giddens is a celebrated artist who excavates the past to reveal truths about our present. A MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, Giddens has been Grammy-nominated six times, and won once, for her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a group she co-founded. She was nominated this year for her collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, there is no Other (2019), an album that is at once a condemnation of “othering” and a celebration of the spread of ideas, connectivity, and shared experience.
She has performed for the Obamas at the White House and acted in two seasons of the hit television series Nashville. Giddens has been profiled by CBS Sunday Morning, the New York Times, and NPR’s Fresh Air, among other outlets. She is featured in Ken Burns’s Country Music series, which aired on PBS last fall. In 2019, Giddens also formed the band Our Native Daughters with three other black female banjo players and contributed to and produced their album Songs of Our Native Daughters (2019), which tells stories of historic black womanhood and survival.
Pitchfork has said of her “few artists are so fearless and so ravenous in their exploration,” and Smithsonian Magazine calls her “an electrifying artist who brings alive the memories of forgotten predecessors, white and black.”
About Colin Dunne
Colin Dunne is a leading figure in the world of traditional Irish dance. He collaborates across dance, music and theatre performance platforms in Ireland and internationally.
His first solo show Out of Time (2008), was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award in London for outstanding achievement in dance, and toured internationally until 2016 including performances at Biennale de Lyon, Barbican, London and Baryshnikov Arts Centre, NY. His most recent solo show CONCERT, based on the music of Irish fiddle player Tommie Potts, received the 2018 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Award for Music Collaboration in 2018.
Recent collaborations include: Session (2019) with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Whitby (2017) with Joan Sheehy, Edges of Light (2016 commissioned by Music Network), and 20 Dancers for the XX Century (2015 Boris Charmatz, at the Tate Museum London).
Important Information about Visiting Dance Limerick:
- Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines & Procedures before visiting Dance Limerick, find them HERE.
- Ticket prices include booking fee
- No exchanges or refunds
- Wheelchair spaces available, please let us know in advance if a space is required
- No late comers admitted to once performance commences
- Limited parking available in John's Square
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Through a combination of performance platforms, residency opportunities, master classes, talks and lectures, Dance Limerick will advocate for artistic dialogue and exchange. In collaboration with dance artists across a range of practices, Dance Limerick will promote the creation of new and innovative work and will devise programmes of access, engagement and participation for the wider public.
Based at the premises of the former Daghdha Dance Company, Dance Limerick houses offices and a fully equipped studio space along with a separate performance venue known as the Daghda Space
Further information about facilities and opportunities for professional dance artists available from Jenny Traynor at