Céilí: Seán Curran Company and Darrah Carr Dance

A Masters in Collaboration world premiere


$25 / 35 / 49 60 minutes

Sep 29, 2022 – Oct 2, 2022



: house party; the practice of calling upon neighbors for an informal social visit.
: a set of group dances with pre-determined spatial patterns drawn from Celtic knotwork. 

In the latest iteration of Masters in Collaboration, our series catalyzing creative collisions of artistic practices, legendary New York contemporary choreographer Seán Curran leans into Irishness with Bessie-nominated modern Irish American dancemaker Darrah Carr, together creating a brand new dance work in which their troupes explore what “céilí” can mean for dance and community in today’s world.

"A stunning marriage of virtuosity and emotion. [Seán Curran] dances like a soul in free fall, furiously moving his limbs to express sadness, shame, and ecstasy."—NEW YORK TIMES

"Ms. Carr’s immensely likable and skillful dancers move with a space-gobbling buoyancy and openness that looks as if they might take flight”—NEW YORK TIMES

Choreographers: Darrah Carr & Seán Curran

Musicians: Dana Lyn (violin) & Kyle Sanna (guitar)

Lighting design: Amanda K. Ringger
Visual design: Mark Randall
Costume design: Amanda Shafran 

Generously supported by Creative Engagement, funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature and administered by LMCC.

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