TROY, NY (Feb. 28, 2011)—A performance of spoken word, music and dance this weekend at The Arts Center of the Capital Region will tell the story of the Celts.
In “Celtic Footprints,” Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company and seanchaí (storyteller) Bairbre McCarthy bring audiences on a fantastical journey that follows the historical migration of the Celtic peoples from Central Europe to Scotland, Wales & Ireland and then across the Atlantic to Appalachia.
Audiences of this family-friendly show will see and hear the myth of the Seal People, the Legend of the Swans, the Adventures of Jack (beyond the beanstalk), and more.
WHO: Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company & Storyteller Bairbre McCarthy
WHAT: Celtic Footprints
WHERE: The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
WHEN: Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, March 6 at 1:30 p.m.
TICKETS: In-Advance: $12 / $10 Members / $8 Children | At the Door: $15 (518) 273-0552
To download high resolution publicity photographs of Bairbre McCarthy and of the Ellen Sinopoli dancers, visit: http://duncancrary.com/clients/The_Arts_Center_of_The_Capital_Region.html
Ireland’s Sunday Tribune describes County Clare native Bairbre McCarthy as a master storyteller. The Irish Prime Minister brought her latest book, “The Keeper of the Crock of Gold” to the White House on St. Patrick’s Day 2009 as a gift for the daughters of President Barack Obama. McCarthy now lives near Saratoga Springs, N.Y
Her website is: http://www.bairbremccarthy.com
Ellen Sinopoli Dance Company (ESDC) presents the provocative and richly imagined choreography of Artistic Director Ellen Sinopoli. ESDC is the resident company of The Egg in Albany, N.Y. This year, Ellen Sinopoli and her dancers celebrate ESDC’s 20th Season. http://www.sinopolidances.org
Located in 5 adjoining 19th-century buildings in downtown Troy, The Arts Center of the Capital Region includes a fully-accessible 99-seat theater, four galleries and specially-designed studios for pottery, print-making, culinary arts, jewelry-making, woodworking, painting and drawing, stained glass, and dance. http://www.artscenteronline.org.