“Carr is a smiling, exuberant performer with an open upper body and fast flying feet, straight out of Irish step dancing…. Ms. Carr’s immensely likable and skillful dancers move with a space-gobbling buoyancy and openness that looks as if they might take flight” – The New York Times, March 1, 2001, Jennifer Dunning
Darrah Carr Dance is a New York-based dance company performing a unique blend of traditional Irish step and contemporary modern dance called ModERIN. Darrah Carr Dance preserves and respects traditional Irish dance forms, while finding the freedom to innovate within these traditions. Darrah Carr Dance is comprised of champion Irish step dancers and former Riverdance members. DCWee, the junior company, is comprised of young dancers whom they train in both Irish and modern dance. Darrah Carr Dance is committed to audience outreach and arts in education. Through Young Audiences New Jersey, The Brooklyn Arts Council, and Folk Feet, they use Irish dance as a teaching tool and illuminate its connection to Irish society, history, and related art forms.
Recent performances include the company’s annual NYC season, Irish Arts Center, New York, NY; NBC’s The Today Show; a guest appearance with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; Jazz at Lincoln Center; Irish Repertory Theater; Celebrate Brooklyn, MASS MoCA; Victory Dance; and Jacob’s Pillow’s Inside/Out. In commemoration of their 15th Anniversary, Macater Press published “Contemporary Irish Dance Works: Darrah Carr Dance,” a catalog that chronicles the innovative choreographic path that Darrah Carr has forged in a post-Riverdance climate.
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