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Updated: August 15th, 2017

Siamsa Tíre, The National Folk Theatre of Ireland presents


Lime Tree Theatre | Fri, Sept 15th | 8pm | €18/€16

Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Anam (meaning ‘soul’) brings together the skills of four world-class step dancers from the US, Canada and Ireland in an exhilarating fusion of styles.

Authentic and raw, this percussive dance piece explores the similarities and differences between the dancers, each with their own distinct hard shoe style. Anam attests to the tradition of ‘passing on’; celebrating the dance’s essential spirit, yet injecting it with fresh energy to create something new.  Performed with live music and song by acclaimed musician Fergal O’Murchú.

Featuring dancers Matthew Olwell (Appalachian Flat Foot) Jonathan Kelliher (North Kerry “Munnix”) Nathan Pilatzke (Ottawa Valley, Canada) and John Fitzgerald (Modern Irish), this uplifting production is performed to live music and song composed by acclaimed Irish musician Fergal Ó Murchú, accompanied by Mikey Smith (pipes and tin whistle) and Joseph McNulty (bodhrán and guitar).

Co-directors are Jonathan Kelliher and Sue-Ellen Chester MacCarthy.

This tour of Anam is funded by the Arts Council.

“…As Anam kicks off and its four male step dancers and three male musicians get their dancing shoes on to weave their ancient magic, another kind of soul emerges.  As in life and soul of the party”  Irish Examiner, 23 May 2016

Please note all ticket prices include €1 per ticket booking charge.

No exchanges or refunds.

For all performances at the Lime Tree Theatre, wheelchair spaces can only be booked over the phone. Please call (061) 953400 if you wish to book a wheelchair space.

No late comers admitted to the theatre after the show commences.

Limited parking available for patrons, please arrive early. Disability and bus parking available.

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Fri 15 Sep