Leap Day with the Trinity Irish Dance Company

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Event Description

Celebrate Leap Day with Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) as they fly across the Auditorium Theatre’s stage! Helmed by founder and Artistic Director Mark Howard and Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Hoy, the company effortlessly “[stretches] the limits of what Irish dance can do aesthetically and rhythmically” (Chicago Tribune). The program features three world premieres, including American Traffic, a piece co-commissioned by the Auditorium and choreographed by tap dancer and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient Michelle Dorrance and tap dancer and choreographer Melinda Sullivan; Home, choreographed by Howard and Hoy; and Listen by Colin Dunne, a leading figure in the world of traditional Irish dance who also incorporates contemporary styles into his work. The program also includes many of Howard’s critically-acclaimed classic pieces and the Chicago premiere of Seán Curran’s Goddess.


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Modern / Contemporary


Auditorium Theatre

50 E Ida B Wells Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 341-2300