A Page in History: Céilí Dancing with Caladh Nua
Join us for a special Page in History event with Caladh Nua! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of Céilí Dancing (group dances). Caladh Nua will teach popular 2, 3, and 4-person dances such as The Walls of Limerick, The Siege of Ennis, The Stack of Barley, and the Irish two-step, and share a brief history of the dances as they are being taught.
Céilí dances represent an informal and ancient tradition of dance that was common in many rural communities in Ireland. Their popularity has grown over the years and these dances are now performed in cities and rural communities alike, creating a great sense of community.
Members of Caladh Nua have a rich history in the teaching and performance of Irish Céilí dances. Over the years, they have spent time in many of Ireland’s Gaelic speaking communities learning the dances from native Irish speakers and taking the art form with them around the world.
No experience is necessary, and no registration is required. If you are not up for dancing, don’t worry! We will have seating available for those who wish to watch and learn.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Crane Group.