2014

Performance Schedule

Kieran Jordan Irish dancer in performance

”Kieran's philosophy is clear and clean in her dancing: rock-solid, light but sturdy, with a puckish sense of humor and a big smile on its face.”

— Dan Accardi, Musician

Kieran Jordan Irish dancer in performance

”When Kieran dances, you can’t help but be drawn in. I’ve never seen anyone so connected to the music. I think she is very true to both the roots and progression of Irish dance.“

— Ananda Henriksen, Dancer

Kieran Jordan Irish dancer in performance

”My wife and I both agree. You stole the show at the Celtic Sojourn. All the way home, I kept saying, what a dancer…what an athlete…what fluid elegance!“

— David Smith, Massachusetts

Photograpy: Niko Alexandrou, Eye on the Stage

Atlantic Steps

Touring the US

Atlantic Steps is the inspiring story of Ireland’s oldest dance form, sean-nós. Centered around the vision of extraordinary Irish dancer Brian Cunningham and leading US choreographer Kieran Jordan, the show turns the focus back to a spontaneous, improvised dance tradition, revitalizing steps that originate from Ireland’s West Coast, on a journey of intersection with new styles across the Atlantic.

The show comprises an exceptional cast of dancers and musicians from both sides of the Atlantic, with specially commissioned visual projections from Irish artist Vincent Crotty. Unique within the genre of post-Riverdance Irish dance shows, Atlantic Steps continues to move festival and theatre audiences to their feet, playing an important role in the renaissance of sean-nós dance far beyond its Irish origins.

  • Sat April 12
    The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
    Benton Harbor, MI
    8:00 pm

Kieran Jordan Dance ‘SPRING CELEBRATION’

Irish Music, Dance, Choreography and Collaboration

Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts, and Kieran Jordan
Traditional Irish Music and Sean-nós Dance

AND

Kieran Jordan Dance and Cleek Schrey
Excerpts from An Tírdhreach Beo {The Living Landscape}

With Dancers: Amanda Carey, Kieran Jordan, Kristen Kelly, Rebecca McGowan, Kelley O'Carroll, Jackie O'Riley, Hannah Pelton, Jen Schoonover

Lighting Design by Stephen Petrilli and Visuals by Vincent Crotty

Watch excerpts from An Tírdhreach Beo.

  • Fri/Sat April 25 and 26
  • 8:00 pm
  • Green Street Studios
    185 Green Street
    Central Square
    Cambridge, MA
  • Tickets: $20 General Admission
    $15 students/seniors/BDA members with valid ID
  • Tickets available at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets

Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts, & Kieran Jordan

Double Bill with Matt and Shannon Heaton CD release

Boston-based Matt and Shannon Heaton have become know for their distinctive approach to traditional and updated Irish music with voices, Irish flute, accordion, guitar and bouzouki. Winner of Live Ireland’s “Trad Fusion Album of the Year,” they move seamlessly from harmony singing to driving flute tunes, to lush guitar lines, creating a big, layered, modern sound. This performance will mark the triumphant release of a brand new CD.

Sharing the bill will be a recently formed trio that features the fiddling of Laurel Martin, the diverse talents of Mark Roberts and the percussive footwork and old style Irish dancing of Kieran Jordan.

  • Wed May 14
  • 7:30 pm
  • The Burren Backroom
    247 Elm Street
    Davis Square
    Somerville, MA
  • Tickets: $23 in advance
  • Tickets available at the door or through Brown Paper Tickets
  • WGBH Members receive a $5 discount (send e-mail for the member discount code)
  • Kieran Jordan Dance students will also receive a discount (send e-mail for student discount code)