Céilí: Seán Curran Company and Darrah Carr Dance



$25–55 (inclusive of fees) 60 minutes

Dec 14, 2023 – Dec 17, 2023



Irish Arts Center
726 11th Avenue
Hell's Kitchen, NYC


Commissioned and produced by Irish Arts Center for our opening season, Céilí merged contemporary choreography with Irish tradition for a joyful new interpretation of Irish social dance. Seán Curran and Darrah Carr now bring their collaborative vision and ensemble back to IAC to close out the year with a reprise of this sold-out celebration. 

Score and live music by “top-notch fiddle-and-guitar duo” (New York Times) Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna.

“A joyous reunion of companies, movement vocabularies, performers, and audiences”—Dance Enthusiast

Choreography: Darrah Carr & Seán Curran, in collaboration with the dancers

Music composed & arranged by: Dana Lyn (violin) & Kyle Sanna (guitar)

Lighting design: Amanda K. Ringger 

Set and visual design: Mark Randall

Costume design: Amanda Shafran 

Additional choreography: Box Tops (1985), body percussion duet choreographed & composed by Tigger Benford & Martha Partridge



This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and 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.

Presented with generous support from the Arnhold Foundation.

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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; the Ireland Funds; the Shubert Foundation, Inc.; the Irish Institute of New York; the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, New York; the Charles Lawrence Keith & Clara Miller Foundation; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; British Council; Morgan Stanley; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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