Darrah Carr Dance Presents: Dancing The Great Arc

Darrah Carr Dance returns in collaboration with the groundbreaking trad music duo Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna


$30 general ($24 members) / Saturday 2pm matinee: $15 for children 14 and under

Oct 26, 2018 – Oct 27, 2018


Box Office


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Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


with musical artists Dana Lyn & Kyle Sanna

The Bessie award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance returns to Irish Arts Center with an exuberant new work featuring fiddler Dana Lyn, guitarist Kyle Sanna, and a cast of champion Irish dancers. In DCD’s trademark style, ModERIN, the artists will perform a choreographic exploration of Lyn and Sanna’s The Great Arc, a dynamic concept album featuring nuanced interpretations of traditional Irish music.

Friday, October 26 | 8pm
Saturday, October 27 | 2pm (family matinee)
Saturday, October 27 | 8pm

Three Opportunities to Engage with the Artists:
Friday, October 26 | 8pm | Opening night reception
Saturday, October 27 | 1:30pm | Pre-show conversation with Darrah Carr Dance
Saturday, October 27 | Post-show Audience talkback with the artists


“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

The Irish dance company brings a bold new twist to conventional Irish dance. Their acclaimed performances draw from Irish music, step dance footwork, and spatial patterns to create high-energy, rhythmically based work that is accessible to a broad audience.


“Lyn and Sanna challenge our expectations and assumptions about Irish music [and] invite us to consider our perceptions of the natural world and how attuned we are to its rhythms and phrases.”The Boston Irish Reporter 

Creating a musical narrative inspired by extinct and endangered animal species, Lyn and Sanna’s second album connects the dots between the duo’s experience as composers and improvisers in New York City's rich musical community and their deep admiration for traditional Irish music.

Darrah Carr Dance's season is made possible in part by 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 the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council ( The Ireland Funds also supports Darrah Carr Dance's programs.






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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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