Shannon Dunne Dance is an intergenerational dance company, committed to performances and classes that represent the values of sean-nós dancing: musicality, community, tradition, spontanaeity, joy, improvisation and entertainment!
Literally meaning "old style" in Irish, the style is an exciting, improvised battering style dance, characterized by a loose, playful upper body, close to the floor steps and a strong musicality. Up until recently, sean-nós dance has been kept alive in the remote areas of Connemara Gaeltacht, passed along through family/community lines.
Past Performances Include:
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
Barns at Wolf Trap
Rams Head Tavern
Institute of Musical Traditions
Smithsonian Discovery Theater
Irish Ambassador's St. Patrick's Day Celebration
CCE North American Convention
Potomac Celtic Festival
Glen Echo Irish Festival
La Maison Francaise
Embassy Open House
Jack Guidone Theater