Darrah Carr Dance
Celtic Jazz Tryst Family Shows

Saturday & Sunday | 11 AM
All Tickets $15

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Darrah Carr Dance
Celtic Jazz Tryst Family Shows

with Tara O’Grady & her Black Velvet Band

Featuring guest choreographer Seán Curran

November 19-20 | 11 AM
Running time: 60 minutes    

On the heels of last season's electric collaboration, Bessie award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance reunites with “Irish-American Jazz Powerhouse" (Irish CentralTara O'Grady and her Black Velvet Band for Celtic Jazz Tryst—a delightful fusion of swing dance, tap rhythms, and Irish dance steps set to OGrady’s jaunty live music.

Our specially-priced Family Shows let kids participate! There will be a sing-along with Tara and the band, a demonstration of spoon playing, and a Q & A with the cast of champion dancers including Trent Kowalik, the original star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot, and Timothy Kochka, two-time winner of the Word Irish Dancing Championships and seven-year member of Riverdance. Best of all, children in the audience will be invited onstage to learn the first step of a jig! 

The running time is just an hour.

“Darrah Carr Dance performs its Eire-inflected swing to live music by jazz vocalist Tara O'Grady and her Black Velvet Band; choreographer Seán Curran also contributes his own exuberant fusion work On the Six.”Time Out New York

“Putting a new wrinkle into New York modern dance with a program of pieces that add Irish step dancing to the modern mix.” – The New York Times

“[Tara O’Grady] brings Bessie Smith into this century with lickety-split swing.” New York Music Daily

Celtic Jazz Tryst is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Darrah Carr Dance's family programs are also supported by the American Ireland Fund.

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