(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Darrah Carr Dance joins Centenary Stage Company on Saturday, March 23 at 8:00pm to present Ceilidh: an Evening of Irish Music and Dance in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. The evening’s performance will also include a special pre-show presentation by An Clar School of Irish Dance. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $17.50 for children under 12 and available online or by calling (908) 979 – 0900.
The Bessie Award - Nominated company, Darrah Carr Dance brings a bold new twist to conventional Irish dance. Their acclaimed performances draw from Irish music, step dance footwork and spatial patterns to create high – energy, rhythmically based work that is accessible to a broad audience. The company is comprised of championship Irish Dancers including Trent Kowalik, Tony Award winner and the original star of Broadway’s Billy Elliot and Timothy Kochka two – time winner of the World Irish Dancing Championships and former member of Riverdance. Artistic Director Darrah Carr was named one of the “Top 100 Irish Americans of the Year” by Irish America Magazine and was awarded the Irish Heritage Award from the New York City Comptroller Office in recognition of her contribution to the cultural life of New York’s Irish community. In addition to their acclaimed performances Darrah Carr Dance offers a variety of community outreach programs which include a whirlwind introduction to Irish dance, including its history, costumes and traditions. Other residencies activities include in – school performances, lectures/demonstrations, workshops and master classes.
An Clár School of Irish Dance opened in 2011 in Albany, New York, followed by Byram (Sussex County), New Jersey in January 2012. Under the instruction of Lexa Hickey, ADCRG An Clar School of Irish Dance offer classes available to children age 3 & up, ranging from tiny tots to championship level and for new and experienced dancers. Students of An Clar have the opportunity to compete at the local, regional, national & international level as well as regularly perform at dance-outs and at the annual An Clár dinner dance.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 – 0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5pm and two hours prior to every performance. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Like and follow to receive the latest in Centenary Stage Company news and special offers.
The 2018-2019 season of Centenary Stage Company’s performing arts events is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Premier Season Sponsor Heath Village Retirement Community and The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors HMC Atlantic Health, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), Fulton Bank of New Jersey, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.