Shannon Dunne

  • About the Artist:

    Shannon Dunne is an acclaimed sean-nós (old style) Irish dancer, choreographer, concertina player, singer, and teacher. Her talents and abilities have been recognized by many arts organizations, including the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. She has worked alongside cultural community organizations such as the O’Neill-Malcom Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann as a dance director and works continuously to positively shape the future of Irish dance in the Mid-Atlantic region. Shannon's collaborative nature has been evident in her choreographic work for the DC Revels and for dance companies throughout the U.S., as well as her many performances with dance and music groups across the globe.

    Category:

    • Dance

    Type of Programs Offered

    • residency
    • workshop
    • assembly
    • virtual
    • Spórt: Traditional Irish Music & Dance

      Description:

      Dancer/musician Shannon Dunne and her musical collaborators present engaging, interactive performances showcasing traditional Irish music and dance. The artists introduce old style percussive and social dances, traditional “sing-along” songs, and Irish tunes on instruments like concertina, harp, and fiddle. Audiences learn what it means to be a traditional musician/dancer, and experience a wide array of instruments, singing, and dancing through the stories of how Shannon and her friends learned, and continue to learn, within the tradition. This program is typically presented as a duo, but trio and larger options are available.

      Virtual program options are available.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Dance, Music, Storytelling, Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, Character/SEL

      This program is offered as:

      • assembly
      • virtual
    • Traditional Irish Music & Dance Workshop or Residency

      Description:

      Workshops – whether scheduled on their own, or as part of a series or residency – explore a variety of topics in music, dance, and performance skills and may be customized to supplement and enhance curriculum

      Virtual program options are available.

      Appropriate Grade Levels:
      PreK-12

      Curriculum Connections

      Dance, Music, Storytelling, Language Arts, Social Studies, World Languages, Character/SEL

      This program is offered as:

      • residency
      • workshop
      • virtual
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  • Name or Art Agency:
    Artivate, Inc.
    Email:
    [email protected]
    Phone:
    (301) 588-7525
    State / County:
    Maryland

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