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Special Event – Tús Nua (PhD Arts Practice Performance)
December 3, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Performers: Kelsey Schuhle and friends
Kelsey Schuhle invites you to join her as she presents her second PhD performance. Tús Nua focuses on returning to Kelsey’s dance roots. As an Irish dance researcher, Kelsey’s goal is to declutter the dance. She wants to show Irish dance separate from the competitive and commercial Irish dance scenes. She is looking to portray the effectiveness of simplicity through her choreography. Tús Nua will include a variety of pieces, each choreographed around a traditional Irish step dance movement. Kelsey’s performance allows her to return to the roots in which she first began Irish dancing. Having grown as a dancer and choreographer, Kelsey now appreciates a nuanced way in which to perform it. Please come and join Kelsey as she declutters and rediscovers the roots of Irish step dance.
Kelsey Schuhle: Choreographer/researcher Kelsey Schuhle, a native of upstate New York, was a competitive Irish Dancer for 17 years. Kelsey moved to Limerick in 2011 to study Irish Music and Dance at the Irish World Academy. In 2015 she graduated with a BA, and in 2017 received her MA in Traditional Dance Performance. She is currently in her final year of the PhD in Arts Practice programme. Kelsey has been a dance tutor/lecturer at the Irish World Academy since 2015, teaching BA and MA dance students, and has had the privilege of touring with Rhythm of the Dance (2017 UK Tour), and Dublin Irish Dance (2018 USA Tour). She also choreographs her own material, and has studied over 15 different genres of dance in her time at the Irish World Academy. www.kelseyjeanschuhle.com