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Celtic Jazz Tryst – Darrah Carr Dance with Tara O’Grady & her Black Velvet Band – featuring guest choreographer Seán Curran!

November 18, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15 – $35

November 18 – 20

Friday & Saturday | 8 pm
Sunday | 3 pm

$35 premium
($28 members)

$25 general
($20 members)

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Saturday & Sunday | 11 AM

All Tickets $15

“Darrah Carr Dance performs its Eire-inflected swing to live music by jazz vocalist Tara O’Grady and her Black Velvet Band; choreographer Seán Curran also contributes his own exuberant fusion work On the Six.”Time Out New York

“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

“[Tara O’Grady] brings Bessie Smith into this century with lickety-split swing.” New York Music Daily

On the heels of last season’s delightful collaboration, the Bessie award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance reunites with jazz vocalist Tara O’Grady and her Black Velvet Band for Celtic Jazz Tryst – a playful fusion of swing dance, tap rhythms, and Irish dance steps. Inspired by O’Grady, the “Irish-American Jazz Powerhouse” (Irish Central), Artistic Director Darrah Carr premieres exuberant new works for the cast of championship Irish dancers set to O’Grady’s jaunty sound spanning Celtic, folk, funk, blues, jazz, and swing. As a special highlight of the program, guest choreographer Seán Curran evokes the romance and charm of the Big Band Era with his whimsical piece On the Six.

Be transported to a bygone era for a guaranteed swinging good time!


November 18, 2016
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$15 – $35
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