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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Tradition meets innovation in this new work from the Irish World Academy Artists led by Breandán de Gallaí, based on Vivaldi aria’s Vedro con mio diletto. Curated by award winning former Riverdance principal Breandán De Gallaí, contemporary soundscapes juxtapose with medieval chant; baroque and seán-nós traditions harmonise to make happy bedfellows with their shared exuberance and the beats of Irish and contemporary dancing bodies insist that we have more in common than what divides us. Echoing Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin’s vision for the Academy at UL, this music, song and dance work encapsulates the ethos and spirit of the institution. The Academy was built on the principle of parity of esteem – valuing and celebrating all the music and dance culture of the world equally.