Jean Butler brings Irish dance to Belgrade

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Irish dancer Jean Butler, who is a co-founder of the famous dance troupe Riverdance, will perform at the 5th Irish Festival in Belgrade at the BITEF Theatre on 9th and 10th March.

This is Jean’s first time performing in Serbia. She will perform “This is an Irish Dance” in duet with the cellist and composer Neil Martin.

“This is an Irish Dance” is a contemporary dance which incorporates Butler’s success in Irish stepdance while touching upon her roots and portraying the relation between live music and dance.

“Neil and I, as well as the entire team behind “This is an Irish Dance”, are thrilled to be performing in Belgrade. We are really happy to be given the opportunity to see your city for the first time and perform at the famous BITEF Theatre. We are also happy to meet and work the Serbian dancers in workshops dedicated to the contemporary and Irish dance on 6th and 7th March”, Jean Butler says ahead of her performance in Belgrade.

“This in an Irish Dance” has received great reviews in the United States and Ireland.

“Butler is an extraordinary dancer, and, though she, like Flatley, was born and raised in the U.S., the accent of her dancing is distinctly Irish. For the most part, her back remains ramrod straight, and her arms, though no longer held tightly at her sides, are nonetheless used plainly, without fuss. Her footwork is light and crisp—she skitters across the floor, like a butterfly skimming the surface of a lake”, The New Yorker magazine writes.

(Blic, 21.02.2017)

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