Irish dance with a difference at Roscommon Arts Centre

An Irish dance show with a difference will grace the Roscommon Arts Centre stage as the Kristyn Fontanella Dance production of 'IN LiMBO' embarks on a national tour.

Watch as four musicians and six dancers take the basics of irish dance as we know it and translate it into a new, but still recognisable language of music and dance. Sitting in-between the two worlds of traditional and contemporary, IN LiMBO takes a journey where few have gone within Irish dancing.

Choreographer Kristyn Fontanella has toured with Riverdance, Lord of the Dance, On Eagle’s Wing, Celtic Nights, Beyond the Bog Road with Eileen Ivers and as the lead female role in Gaelforce Dance—this is where Kristyn found her calling for creating movement using her knowledge of Irish dance in a contemporary context and creating some of her first Irish dance fusion. She has worked with ex-Riverdance lead, Colin Dunne, and more recently with Jean Butler on her duet with Belfast cellist Neil Martin and was also deputy choreographer under Jean Butler for UCD’s Scholar dance programme and Irish dance Ensemble.

IN LiMBO was developed after receiving the 2018 Traditional Arts Project Award from the Arts Council by Kristyn, whose her mission is to show another side of the complex world of Irish dancing to this generations of Irish dancers — she wants her work to be a new way of thinking about Irish dancing and for the audience to find the familiar of the old within the new.

The show opens on Thursday, January 30 at 7pm with a special ticket price of just €8 for under 16s to facilitate youth audiences.

Tickets are available from box office on 0906 625824 or online at roscommonartscentre.ie The performance will be followed by a drinks reception, all welcome. Take the chance while you can to see this exciting show, whether you know dance or not, you'll find something new in it!

 

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