Lied to host groundbreaking Irish dance troupe
The renowned Trinity Irish Dance Company will bring passion, flair and precision to the Lied Center's main stage at 7:30 p.m. March 17 (St. Patrick's Day).
Tickets are on sale online, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. Students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.
Established in 1990 to celebrate the work of founding artistic director Mark Howard, this innovative company is constantly searching for original means of expression while maintaining a high regard for tradition. The company was the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, which opened new avenues of artistic expression that led to commercial productions such as Riverdance.
Many of Trinity Irish Dance Company's performers came through the ranks of the prestigious Trinity Academy of Irish Dance, the Chicago/Milwaukee-based school founded in 1981 that soon began to win world team titles for the United States at the World Championships of Irish Dance. Through the years, the company has collaborated with many contemporary choreographers, which has led the dancers to an increased vocabulary of movement.
Trinity Irish Dance Company has enjoyed sold-out tours in Europe and Asia and performed at Washington's Kennedy Center, New York City's Joyce and New Victory theatres, Tokyo's Orchard Hall and Los Angeles' Royce Hall. The company holds a unique place in the dance world, offering both a highly skilled presentation of traditional Irish step dance and an engaging interpretation of the modern world.