Darrah Carr Dance
Celtic Jazz Tryst

Friday & Saturday | 8 pm
Sunday | 3 pm

$25 general
($20 members)

$35 premium
($28 members)

Family Shows:
Curated to inspire and ignite children’s imaginations

Saturday & Sunday | 11 AM

All Tickets $15

Opening Night Party
Friday, November 18

Don't miss the Opening Night Party on Friday, November 18 after the 8 PM performance. Show your support for Darrah Carr Dance by purchasing a $50 VIP ticket which includes light refreshments and a celebratory champagne toast after the show with the full company.

To buy tickets over the phone, call IAC’s box office at 866-811-4111

Photo credit: Richard Velasco

Darrah Carr Dance and Celtic Jazz Tryst:
Exclusive Tour Representation
Siegel Artist Management LLC

Darrah Carr Dance
Celtic Jazz Tryst

with Tara O’Grady & her Black Velvet Band

Featuring guest choreographer Seán Curran

November 18 - 20

“Darrah Carr Dance performs its Eire-inflected swing to live music by jazz vocalist Tara O'Grady and her Black Velvet Band; choreographer Seán Curran also contributes his own exuberant fusion work On the Six.”Time Out New York

“Putting a new wrinkle into New York modern dance with a program of pieces that add Irish step dancing to the modern mix.” – The New York Times

“[Tara O’Grady] brings Bessie Smith into this century with lickety-split swing.” New York Music Daily

On the heels of last season's electric collaboration, Bessie award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance reunites with “Irish-American Jazz Powerhouse" (Irish CentralTara O'Grady and her Black Velvet Band for Celtic Jazz Tryst—a delightful fusion of swing dance, tap rhythms, and Irish dance steps set to OGrady’s jaunty sound spanning Celtic, folk, funk, blues, jazz, and swing. These exuberant new works feature a cast of championship Irish dancers including Trent Kowalik, the original star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot, and Timothy Kochka, two-time winner of the Word Irish Dancing Championships and seven-year member of Riverdance. As a special highlight of the program, guest choreographer Seán Curran will evoke the romance and charm of the Big Band Era with his whimsical piece On the Six.

Be transported to a bygone era for a guaranteed swinging good time!

Celtic Jazz Tryst is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Darrah Carr Dance's family programs are also supported by the American Ireland Fund.

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Three Opportunities to Engage with the Artists:

November 19 – 20 | 11 AM
Specially priced family shows | Running Time: 60 minutes

November 19 | 8 PM
Audience talkback with Artistic Director Darrah Carr and Guest Artist Tara O'Grady

November 20 | 2:30 PM
Pre-show conversation with Darrah Carr Dance

Box office phone 866-811-4111
Administrative office phone 212-757-3318 fax 212-247-0930
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