Welcoming Trinity Irish Dance Company
A fusion of Ireland’s vibrant, longstanding dance form and elements of American innovation, Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) dazzles audiences with its hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility, and aerial grace. Minutes into watching the awe-inspiring precision of its dancers, TIDC expands whatever notions you may have about Irish dance, revealing its limitless possibilities through a performing arts lens.
“TIDC’s work has all the technical wizardry of exceptional Irish step dancing and the artistic depth of contemporary dance. When the two are combined, the art form is phenomenally exciting onstage.”
– Maure Aronson, Executive Director of World Music/CRASHarts
The Company's 2018/19 season will feature groundbreaking new works Soles, Communion, Sevens, 1982, and Push, along with classics like Johnny and Curran Event. In addition, guest choreographer Colin Dunne's highly anticipated piece Listen will see its world premiere. Dunne is an international treasure widely considered the best Irish dancer to have ever lived. A new work by Berlin-based, contemporary choreographer Marguerite Donlon will round out the program.
This January 2018, TIDC will be showcased as part of The Joyce Theater’s American Dance Platform, curated by Christine Tschida, Director of Northrop at the University of Minnesota. Performances will be Friday, January 12 at 8:00PM and Saturday, January 13 at 2:00PM.
“I have long admired the company and Mark Howard’s work. He has single-handedly reshaped the notions of what Irish dance is and can be.”
– Margaret Selby
“Our re-energized Company is pleased to join such a renowned roster of artists that share the pursuit of higher ground.”
– Mark Howard
About Trinity Irish Dance Company:
Founded in 1990 to celebrate the pioneering work of Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard, Trinity Irish Dance Company is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, which directly influenced commercial productions such as “Riverdance.” Considered an American treasure by critics and enthusiasts worldwide, TIDC has appeared in feature films by Disney, DreamWorks, Touchstone, and Universal and on numerous national television programs including six appearances on the Tonight Show and several celebrated PBS documentaries and specials. The Company has travelled to entertain dignitaries as varied as Monaco’s Royal Family, Irish and American Presidents, Japanese Royalty and Indian meditation masters.