These classes are suitable for adults with little or no prior experience with traditional Irish dance.
Come and see how you can make meaningful and joyful connections to traditional Irish music using simple movements. Experience the pleasure of connecting to music by making sound with your feet!
– Participants should bring flat comfortable shoes with them to class –
Mondays 13, 20, 27 Feb & 6, 13, 20 March | 6-7.15pm
This is a rare opportunity to learn from singular dance artist and teacher Colin Dunne. Colin is a leading figure in the world of traditional Irish dance. Since his time as principal male dancer in Riverdance, he has worked as an independent dance artist in Ireland and internationally. His first solo show Out of Time (2008), was nominated for a 2010 Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in dance, and toured internationally until 2016 including performances at Biennale de Lyon, Barbican, London, and Baryshnikov Arts Centre, NY. His 2017 solo CONCERT, received the 2018 TG4 Gradam Ceoil Award for Music Collaboration in 2018, and a Bessie Award Nomination in 2020. Recent collaborations include Session (2019) with Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, and In The Middle Of The Fields (2021) with Joan Sheehy.
Dunne was Artist in Residence at The Irish World Academy and Traditional Artist in Residence at UCC School of Music in Cork. He is passionate about teaching Irish dance as an embodied form of music and making it accessible for all who wish to learn it.