Dance! Dance! Dance!
29 Jun 2012 -
07:30 pmTickets: €tba The Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance presents a special tribute to founder Joan Denise Moriarty to mark the centenary of her birth this year. The show is directed and choreographed by Maeve Kelleher, herself a past pupil of Miss Moriarty.
It promises to be a magical and exciting evenings entertainment of many styles of dance, including Ballet (on which the foundations of the school are built) Contemporary and Musical Theatre. The programme is diverse - THE SWAN LAKE WALTZ, JOIN THE CIRCUS from Barnum, HAPPY TALK from South Pacific and THE APOTHEOSIS from The Sleeping Beauty .
Guest artists this year are Keith Hackett and Ally Juma Futto who will recreate their popular piece MR BOJANGLES - they will also perform in THE LION KING and will be joined by amazing Amani Acrobats and Cork singer Honor Carroll along with members of the school's Performance Group . This piece will include amazing visuals and live African drumming and singing. Keith will also dance a new duet SET FIRE TO THE RAIN to music by Adele with senior student Julia Coughlan.
The school was founded by that great lady of dance Joan Denise Moriarty in 1945 making it the oldest dance school in Cork. Today the schoool continues to go from strength to strength honouring its wonderful legacy. As well as the studio in Cork City, it continues to bring dance on a weekly basis to 5 branches of the school in Cork County.
The school has had a very busy year as the the students performed at two major dance shows in The Grain Store Ballymaloe, won best dance group at the St. Patricks Day Parade and attended a number of charity events. The Firkin Crane show is the culmination of the dance school year for all the students and is perfomed by dancers from age 3 right up to adults, continuing the wonderful tradition of dance in Cork.
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