IBO Parade Marshal and member Niall O'Leary, an Irish dance instructor, tells us that one of his most talented students will be appearing in this fantastic upcoming show: "One of my most famous dance students, Jake James, currently plays fiddle, bodhran and dances in this show!"
Trinity Irish Dance Company
“Sophisticated and commanding” (Los Angeles Times), the Trinity Irish Dance Company (TIDC) is the birthplace of progressive Irish dance, an innovative movement genre that “ushered in a new era for Irish step dance” (Chicago Tribune).
Through a blend of percussive power and aerial grace, TIDC sends a clear message of female empowerment. Their St. Patrick’s Day week run celebrates Founding Artistic Director Mark Howard’s unique vision to fuse vibrant Irish traditions with ever-evolving American innovation. The program features Howard’s classics including Soles, a tribal and timeless rhythmic study; Push, an explosion of virtuosic footwork; and Johnny, the early work that altered the Irish dance landscape. New York City premieres include An Sorcas (The Circus), a colorful comment on the battle between substance and spectacle choreographed by Howard and Associate Artistic Director Chelsea Hoy, and American Traffic, a hybrid of Irish step and American tap that plays at the intersection of rhythmic sensibilities and rebellious histories, choreographed by Michelle Dorrance and Melinda Sullivan.
Experience the artistry of Trinity Irish Dance Company in this sneak peek clip "where women make the form their own" (Boston Globe).
The Joyce Theater's Health & Safety Protocols
The health and safety of our audience members, artists, and staff are the utmost importance and we are writing to provide updates of our protocols for a safe return to The Joyce.
In accordance with the health and safety guidelines of our local officials, The Joyce Theater will continue to require vaccinations for our staff, audience members, and performers. Masks will continue to be required at all times for visitors inside the theater, until further notice. All visitors are encouraged to consider receiving booster shots, to bolster preventative measures against new variants.
In adherence to this policy, all audience members attending any performance at The Joyce will be asked to show proof of full vaccination status (two weeks following receiving both of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine), and will be checked upon entering the theater on day of show, either by a front-of-house employee or security staff.
Under the new vaccine eligibility protocols, children ages 5-11 who have reached full vaccination status (two weeks following receiving a two-dose vaccine) are welcome to attend our performances. Following the guidance of our local officials, we will continue to notify our Joyce patrons of additional details and updates to our visitation policies.
Audience members must provide proof in one of the following forms: physical immunization card, photo of immunization card, or a digital vaccine card (e.g. regional passes such as Excelsior in NYC) as well as proof of identity (for example: driver's license, non-driver's government issued ID card, passport, school or work ID card). Acceptable proof must show receipt of full COVID-19 vaccination.
The Joyce's policies regarding masks and proof of vaccination will continue to evolve and may be relaxed or extended at a future date. We are committed to the safety of our visitors, and will continue to update our policies as necessary. Please visit our Health & Safety Protocols page for more information.