Trinity Irish Dance Company members Erin Gradus, Sierra McNall, Chelsea Hoy, Maggie Doyle, Marissa Wurster. Photo by Lois Greenfield
In time for St. Patrick’s Day, The Trinity Irish Dance Company comes to New York’s Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue, NY, NY). From March 15 to the 20th, the Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) performs its blend of Irish tradition and American innovation in dance. The Chicago/Milwaukee-based TIDC was founded in 1990 by Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard, TIDC is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, with a consistent message of female empowerment with a repertory that has elevated the art form for nearly three decades.
In addition to the performances by TIDC, there will also be three New York premieres: An Sorcas (The Circus), the examination of substance versus spectacle, created in tandem with Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Hoy. Sparks, co-created and performed by world champion dancer Ali Doughty, pairing her prowess with virtuosity of All-Ireland champion fiddle player Jake James. And lastly, American Traffic, a blend of Irish step and American tap from Michelle Dorrance and Melinda Sullivan that celebrates the nuanced differences between the two forms, meeting at the intersection of rhythmic sensibilities and rebellious histories. The program is rounded out by classic works and formative pieces, including Howard’s Soles, a tribal and timeless rhythmic study; the explosion of impeccable footwork in Push; and Johnny, the 1991 piece that altered the landscape of Irish dance and catapulted Trinity Irish Dance Company to international stardom.
To learn more, go to: https://www.joyce.org/
The Joyce Theater Foundation Presents Trinity Irish Dance Company
March 15 - 20, 2022
175 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10011