Dance Emergency / Damhsa na hEigeandala
A forgotten chapter of modern dance history is revealed in Deirdre Mulrooney’s account of Erina Brady, an Irish-German dancer who shortly before World War II brought German expressionist modern dance (Ausdruckstanz) to a conservative, neutral Ireland. There, Brady, the daughter of a former Irish priest who was initially mistaken for a Nazi spy, opened a dance school to teach the Mary Wigman technique. Her dramatic story, framed within the context of Ireland’s thriving contemporary dance scene, comes to life with scenes reenacted by the brilliant Olwen Fouéré, and choreographed by Jessica Kennedy. Q&A with Deirdre Mulrooney
Director’s appearance made possible with the generous support of Culture Ireland .