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IAC Commissions: "What the Silence Said" by Marie Howe

Presenting new work for our Grásta series by the poet Marie Howe, set to a score by National Sawdust's Paola Prestini and performed by Howe, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalist and director Yuka C. Honda, and cellist Jeffrey Zeigler.

IAC Commissions: Junk Ensemble's IN VELVET

An empty swimming pool. A car garage. A child sitting alone on a beach. A man approaches and they set off on a journey, driving through the Irish landscape of green parks and stunted suburbs. A herd of deer graze in the space between them with their antlers peeling away. It’s a shedding to transform into something new: a time of renewal. There is an unsettled empty space that hangs between them. Will they continue on the road together or separate.

Live From Irish Arts Center: Encore | Adrian Crowley

Singer-songwriter Adrian Crowley recounts his sweltering 2017 SongLives concert at Irish Arts Center, and introduces the piece "Halfway to Andalucia" from the night. Written and performed here with pianist Thomas Bartlett.

Construction Video Update #18

Configurations and inspections and punch lists, oh my!

Irish Arts Center Poem of the Week: Cáit O'Riordan reads "Enemies" by R.N.D. Wilson

Punk rock royal Cáit O'Riordan joins us from Dublin to revisit the "Picasso of a poem" she shared at PoetryFest 2016, R.N.D. Wilson's "Enemies."

IAC Commissions: Mick Moloney

In March of 2020, musician and ethnomusicologist Mick Moloney traveled to Thailand with a vision to return stateside in time for the summer festivals. But when he found himself in indefinite lockdown abroad, he had to draw new connections to his art and community. Here, for our Grásta series, is the story of Mick's life in Bangkok: how he helped bring music to the local children's charity, rallied Irish artists in support of the BLM movement, and continued to share his work with audiences the world over.

Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography 2021

First launched by John Scott, IAC and 92nd Street Y, Dancer from the Dance Festival of Irish Choreography is an annual gathering of Irish and Irish-identifying choreographers across national borders and practices in celebration of the age, gender, and ethnic diversity in Irish dance and contemporary Irish identity. This year's week-long program gives a stage to 40+ choreographers based in the US, Ethiopia, the UK, Nigeria, Japan, Germany, Belgium and Ireland, and dancers ranging in age from six to 81, to engage in performances, films, workshops, conversations and more. Curated by John Scott, artistic director of Irish Modern Dance Theatre. Presented in collaboration with Irish Arts Center. Join us.

At Home With Irish Arts Center: Dani Larkin

Irish Arts Center and Women's Work NI present Dani Larkin, "rising star on the Irish contemporary and alt folk scene” (Irish Times), who takes to the stage at the Ulster Folk Museum to perform a world premiere of her debut release, Notes For A Maiden Warrior, in its entirety. Featuring band Kate Squires and George Sloan.

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