Irish History Lecture

“The Gaelic Idea: Reinventing Irish Dance”

Presented by Sarah Churchill, adjunct professor of Art History at Housatonic Community College, the lecture focuses on Irish dance, a social dance form with humble origins, which today enjoys unprecedented worldwide popularity. With active dance communities in nearly 20 countries, seemingly boundless merchandising, and countless sophisticated stage production spin-offs, Irish dance is a global industry whose gross profit is almost incalculable. This lecture traces the development of Irish dancing, from the earliest days to the post-Riverdance boom, considering the ways in which the aesthetics of dancing and its purpose in Irish social life have changed over the course of its history, reflecting wider changes in Ireland itself.

Tickets: $5 ($2 students with ID)
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