Trinity Irish Dancers to Perform at U of O

Release Date: 2/24/1999

Clarksville, Ark. ---The world champion Trinity Irish Dancers will bring their presentation of Irish step dance, colorful costumes and live music to the University of the Ozarks on March 8 as part of the university's Walton Arts & Ideas Series.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Seay Theatre of the Walton Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling (501) 979-1349.
The Trinity Irish Dancers are students, ages 13-18, from the Trinity Academy of Irish Dance in Chicago and Milwaukee. The Trinity Academy, a uniquely Irish-American school founded in 1979, describes itself as the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, opening new avenues of artistic impression that led to the Trinity Irish Dance Company and ultimately other productions such as "Riverdance" and "Lord of the Dance."
   
Inspired by ancient Celtic myths and stories, theirs is a world of fairies, pirate queens and ethereal mists, translated with all the passion, flair and precision that made many of these students repeated world champions of Irish dance. The group has won an unprecedented 17 world dance titles, including three gold medals in the 1998 World Championships, held in Ennis, Ireland.
   
They have a lengthy list of television and film credits, including, "Backdraft," "The Tonight Show," Late Night With Conan O'Brien," "CBS This Morning," and "Good Morning America."
   
The Chicago Tribune described the Trinity Irish Dancers performance as "elegance and harmony (that) almost take your breath away ... this group can dance --- their feet move with mind-boggling precision, and their leaps are thrilling."