November – 2015 – Danspace Project

November 2015

A brief history of Irish Dance

Neil Martin and Jean Butler by Lucy Dawson

At the turn of the last century dancing in Ireland was declared ‘Irish Dance’ by the founding members of the Gaelic League whose mission was to promote and preserve the Irish language, sport, and dance. Theirs was a nationalistic mission… Read more

Volmir Cordeiro on “Inês”

Volmir Cordeiro (c) Fernanda Tafner

One day, I met a woman named Inês. I wasn’t satisfied with just looking at her – I wanted to get closer. I immediately put aside my role as an observer and began to live with this “being of flesh.”… Read more