Sean Nós Dance from Connemara
Enjoy stunning dance displays from Captivating Connemara as sean nós dancer Emma O'Sullivan shares the history, traditions and culture of this magical, mystical and breathtaking part of the Emerald Isle.
Born and reared in one of the most scenic locations in Ireland, world famous dancer Emma O’Sullivan visits her favorite beauty spots for steps and tunes this St. Patrick’s day! Famed for its wild natural beauty, Connemara is a region of unparalleled beauty in county Galway on the west coast of Ireland.
Emma is a remarkable performer who epitomizes the grace, power and joie de vivre of this dance form.
A multi award winner and holder of the country’s most prestigious dance title - Corn Ui Riada, she is firmly placed as the leading exponent of this joyful art form.
She has toured with shows and bands in every continent all over the world, sharing the stage with some of Ireland’s most influential acts such as The Chieftains, Altan, De Danann, Sharon Shannon , Mairtín O Connor, Frankie Gavin, Lunasa, Martin Hayes, We Banjo 3 and Beoga to name a few.
She counts the Pope, presidents, dignitaries and celebrities among her audiences and has performed in iconic venues and locations such as the Great Wall of China, The Kremlin and Broadway.
A highly sought after tutor she has toured the world sharing the stories and steps of her homeplace. Her Viral dance videos have been viewed by over 20 million worldwide and with a successful online dance school her work has given a global platform to the beautiful tradition.
Irish Sean-Nós (sha-nose) literally means “old style”, and this beautiful gentle style is danced by individuals to their own steps, and their own rhythm.
And everyone can do it! Sean-Nós Dance is an old style of dancing that is most associated with Connemara in the west of Ireland. Sean-Nós dance is a low to the ground, relaxed style of stepping out to the music. The footwork is great fun to watch, to do, and especially fun to listen to!
Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival