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Sean-nos dance workshop with Kieran Jordan - Beginner Class
Beginner Sean-nós Workshop with Kieran Jordan
Registration: $20 per person
This workshop is open to students ages 9 and up. Please wear shoes with a smooth hard sole.
Sean-nós means “old-style”in the Irish language.
As a solo, improvised form of dance, the sean-nós style is as varied and unique as every dancer who dances it. Sean-nós dance performance is often informal, playful, and expressive, allowing the dancer to engage in a here-and-now dialogue with the music. Distinct from more modern forms of Irish step dancing, sean-nós steps feature short rhythmic patterns, subtle movements with footwork kept close-to-the-floor, and a loose, relaxed upper body.
Sean-nós dance nearly died out in the 20th century but is now experiencing a major revival in Ireland and worldwide. Kieran has studied sean-nós dance traditions from Connemara and West Clare, and has become a major figure in teaching and performing it in the US. In 2005, she won Second Place in the Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, the sean-nós jig competition in Ros Muc, County Galway. She has produced two DVDs on sean-nós dance—the documentary Secrets of the Sole and the instructional video Musical Feet!
|Where||Irish Cultural Center of New England 200 New Boston Dr, Canton, MA 02021|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||2:00 pm–3:30 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|
More About Irish Cultural Center of New England
The Irish Cultural Center of New England provides various cultural programming for individuals throughout the Boston area. This organization focuses on educational and artistic activities important in Irish culture. There is a library with a collection of Irish books, videos, music and art, as well as genealogical research information. Various annual festivals, events and raffles are hosted by the organization.