Siamsa Tíre: The National Folk Theatre of Ireland Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and The National Folk Theatre of Ireland, Anam (meaning ‘soul’) brings together the skills of four world-class step dancers from the US, Canada and Ireland in an exhilarating fusion of styles. Authentic and raw, this percussive dance piece explores the similarities and differences between the dancers, each with their own distinct hard shoe style. Anam attests to the tradition of ‘passing on’; celebrating the dance’s essential spirit, yet injecting it with fresh energy to create something new. Performed with live music and song by acclaimed musician Fergal O’Murchú.

Featuring dancers Matthew Olwell, Jonathan Kelliher, Nathan Pilatzke and John Fitzgerald. This uplifting production is performed to live music and song composed by acclaimed Irish musician Fergal Ó Murchú, along with musicians Mikey Smith and Joseph McNulty.

Anam was co-directed by Jonathan Kelliher and Sue-Ellen Chester MacCarthy.

This tour of Anam is funded by the Arts Council.


  • Wed, Sep 13 | 20:00

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