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Trinity Irish Dance Company Creates New Work

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 Trinity Irish Dance Company creates new work with acclaimed contemporary choreographer
Marguerite Donlon in her hometown of Longford.  

On August 2, five company members and Mark Howard joined Donlon in Longford to begin the creative process. Howard and Artistic Associate, Chelsea Hoy have extended their stay through August 13. The new work will premiere during TIDC’s 2018 summer Japan tour.

Trinity Irish Dance Company, a non-profit, Chicago/Milwaukee-based company is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, which opened the artistic pathways for commercial shows such as Riverdance.

Called “Impossibly complex” by the New York Times, this critically acclaimed performing arts company offers something profoundly significant – the transcendence of craft to art and a dance legacy that is rooted in tradition yet forward looking and new. The integrity filled vision sends a consistent message of female empowerment, resulting in a repertory that has elevated the art form since its inception in 1990.   

Founding Artistic Director, Mark Howard reached out to Marguerite Donlon due to her perfectly suited background. “Marguerite’s unique mix of pioneering contemporary work and knowledge of Irish step dance is a potent cocktail that we can’t wait to experience,” he said.  

Berlin-based Donlon has been hailed as a “a wizard with a fierce sense of humor and invention” by the Chicago Sun-Times. Her celebrated work has been set upon distinguished companies such as the Stuttgart and Bolshoi ballets.

About Trinity Irish Dance Company
Called “Impossibly complex” by the New York Times, this critically acclaimed, non-profit company is the high watermark of the art form, offering something profoundly significant – the transcendence of craft to art and a dance legacy that is rooted in tradition yet forward looking and ever evolving. The result is a thoroughly fresh, engaging, and integrity filled vision that goes beyond the source without losing touch with its essence. Founded in 1990 by Choreographer/Artistic Director Mark Howard, Trinity Irish Dance Company was the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, and has graced stages throughout the world, with sold-out tours in Europe and Asia and appearances in such distinguished venues as Washington’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Joyce Theatre, Los Angeles’s Royce Hall and Tokyo’s Orchard Hall, among many others. For more info, visit www.trinityirishdancecompany.com, and follow Trinity Irish Dance Company on Facebook and Instagram.

About Marguerite Donlon

Marguerite Donlon is an innovative, contemporary choreographer and performer based in Berlin. Known for her humour and profound creativity, her work thrills an unusually broad audience. With stylistic innovation, Irish wit and the combination of different art forms, the Irish-born choreographer has pushed artistic limits to secure a place in the international dance scene. Her work has been performed most recently by prima ballerina Svetlana Zacharova and the Bolshoi Ballet.  She has also created for companies such as the Nederlands Dans Theater 2 (NDT), the Stuttgart Ballet, Berlin Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance Company in Chicago, Rambert Dance in London, the Companhia Nacional de Bailado (CNB) Portugal, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz Munich, Musiktheater im Revier (MiR) Gelsenkirchen and The One Grand Show, Friedrichstadt-Palast Berlin. Donlon is a pioneer at heart and her tool to reach out and communicate is through the performing arts. She is open minded and enjoys pushing boundaries together with teams of passionate people. In addition to her artistic activities, Marguerite Donlon was awarded Medal of Merit by the Minister President of Saarland for her outstanding artistic work for the Saarland. In 2017, she received a Civic Reception in honour of her distinguished career as a ballet director and her acclaimed achievements in the world of dance. She was appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Ireland to be a member of the Global Irish Network in 2012. In 2009, Donlon was invited to be a member of the Presidium of the Federal German ballet and dance theatre directors conference (BBTK) and was invited as an honorary member in 2013. In 2014, she became an accredited PCT and RD1st Business Coach and Leadership Mentor and combines her creative work and coaching skills in the world of business to enhance creative thinking and team building. For more info, visit http://donlon.de.

 

 

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