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Jean Butler: this is an Irish dance @ Danspace Project

Jean Butler: this is an Irish dance @ Danspace Project - Photo of Neil Martin and Jean Butler in rehearsal in Dublin, Ireland courtesy of Jean Butler. A few weeks ago, Jean Butler performed this is an Irish dance at Danspace Project. Jean, a dancer and performer of forty years, began training as an Irish dancer. She and Michael Flatley are now well known for their role in defining a new era of Irish dance and culture through their creation of dance phenomenon Riverdance.

After several decades as a traditional Irish dance performer, Jean began approaching her relationship to Irish dance and identity in different ways than in former years. Her most recent collaboration and performance with musician Neil Martin, this is an Irish dance, reveals the latest series of questions Jean has sought to tackle regarding her personal journey with and global conversations surrounding Irish dance. Read more...

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