The National Folk Theatre of Ireland presents
Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Anam (meaning ‘soul’) brings together the skills of five 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 is performed to live music and song composed by acclaimed Irish musician Fergal Ó Murchú, Mikey Smith (pipes and tin whistle) and Joseph McNulty (bodhrán and guitar).
Anam was co-directed by Jonathan Kelliher and Sue-Ellen Chester MacCarthy.
This tour is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland.