Centenary Stage presents Irish music and dance

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Centenary Stage presents Irish music and dance
Mar. 21, 2019 

HACKETTSTOWN -- Darrah Carr Dance joins Centenary Stage Company on Saturday, March 23, at 8 p.m., to present "Ceilidh: An Evening of Irish Music and Dance" in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center, 715 Grand Ave., Hackettstown.

The evening's performance will also include a special pre-show presentation by An Clar School of Irish Dance. Tickets are $25 for adults, $17.50 for children under 12 and available online at centenarystageco.org or by phone at 908-979-0900.

Darrah Carr Dance brings a bold new twist to conventional Irish dance. Their acclaimed performances draw from Irish music, step dance footwork and spatial patterns to create high-energy, rhythmically-based work that is accessible to a broad audience.

The company is comprised of championship Irish dancers including Trent Kowalik, Tony Award winner and the original star of Broadway's "Billy Elliot" and Timothy Kochka two-time winner of the World Irish Dancing Championships and former member of "Riverdance."

Artistic Director Darrah Carr was named one of the Top 100 Irish Americans of the Year by Irish America Magazine and was awarded the Irish Heritage Award from the New York City Comptroller Office in recognition of her contribution to the cultural life of New York's Irish community.

In addition to their acclaimed performances Darrah Carr Dance offers a variety of community outreach programs which include a whirlwind introduction to Irish dance, including its history, costumes and traditions….