Masters in Collaboration: Seán Curran Meets Darrah Carr

Where modern dance + Irish step intersect



Sep 28, 2022 – Oct 2, 2022



Two choreographers whose lifelong relationships with dance began as children with Irish step and branched in bold, distinct directions, bring together the creative languages they’ve each cultivated. Carr—whose innovative ModERIN style draws from Irish music, step dance footwork and spatial patterns—and Curran—whose acclaimed contemporary works have graced some of the world’s most prestigious stages including BAM and the Joyce Theater—will merge their knowledges of tradition and invention, culminating in a brand new collaborative dance piece.

"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

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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