Irish Dancing Package
JIG – The Story of Irish Dance
Irish Dancing Package Powerscourt Theatre, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2
Jig is an exciting new Irish Dancing Show, which showcases Irish Dancing in its original form. Our world-class dancers will introduce audiences to the history and evolution of Irish Dance and lead them through the complexities of the steps and moves involved. This multi media dance show runs twice daily in the new Powerscourt Theatre in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. It’s a must see for anyone who has an interest in experiencing a world-class piece of Irish dance theatre.
Working and dancing with one of Ireland’s most respected Irish dancers & choreographers, Sean O’Brien, we use old film footage of early Irish dancing to explain how this tradition has evolved over the years. Included are interviews with children just starting to learn Irish dancing and we talk to the world leading authorities on the subject. We explain in both dance and film our rich cultural heritage and showcase jigs, reels, hornpipes, set and step dancing with some surprises.
In tandem with Jig, we introduce our show “Hop Up”. This is a great fun show for groups of up to 120 people and is perfect for families, schools and companies, large groups or team building. At Hop Up our dancers kick off proceedings by showcasing the very best of traditional Irish dancing, then invite members of the audience to ‘Hop Up’ and try out the dances for themselves… and so the fun begins!
“One of the top ten things to do in Dublin”. Dublin Tourism
Housing a museum which is the first of its kind in Ireland, Jig features traditional Irish dancing dresses through the ages, cups, photos, stories and Irish dancing memorabilia. We trace the history of Irish dancing and extraordinary stories of exceptional people who brought Irish dancing to the fourcorners of the world and made it the global dance phenomenon it is today.
So, come along, ‘hop up’ and experience the Jig experience for yourself.