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Kieran Jordan, dancer & choreographer

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What the critics are saying about Kieran Jordan

“Triptych takes a pleasingly understated approach, [with] sparse melodies set against criss-crossing rhythms… the delicate touch and precise intonation are timeless. Kieran’s feet are wonderfully expressive as she weaves around guitar and fiddle.”

—The Living Tradition, April 2012

“She’s a living musical instrument in and of herself.”

—The Boston Irish Reporter, June 3, 2011

“All the pieces of the ‘Sojourn’ musical quilt are stitched together with care. And the whole affair effortlessly jumps to a climax every time dancers Kieran Jordan and Kevin Doyle step gaily. Though both are veterans, they magically convey youthfulness with routines both witty and lithe.”

—The Boston Herald, December 14, 2008

“Kieran Jordan and Kevin Doyle were a delightful dancing tandem. In one well-choreographed routine, nimbly backed by Eamon Murray on bodhran, they doned black bowlers for a pas deux combining Irish steps with Jimmy Cagney-like cheek. What was so refreshing about their dancing was the humor bubbling up in their steps. It never seemed forced, and it added palpably to the sheer joy of their presentation.”

—The Irish Echo, December 24, 2008

“The renowned Kieran Jordan showed her theatrical side in a delightful set with Matt and Shannon Heaton. Her body was as expressive as her footwork as she struck gay, sprite-like poses.”

—The Boston Herald, January 14, 2008

“The hornpipe by Jordan and Yenson was playful, flirtatious, and exquisitely performed, allowing both dancers to flow effortlessly between modern and traditional steps.”

—The Irish Voice, December 20, 2006

“The highlight of the performance was Jordan’s original sean-nós dance. Her choreography was marked by circular steps that spiraled upward through her body. It was a creation firmly rooted in Irish tradition, yet full of modern energy — a combination that spoke of her deep respect for the dance tradition, infused with adventure, confidence, and a mischievous wink, ensuring the long-term survival of this ancient form.”

—The Boston Irish Reporter, January, 2006

“When Kieran Jordan danced, her miked feet created a dazzling tumult of beat.”

—The Boston Herald, January 10, 2005

“The band led Kieran Jordan into a punked-out Irish step improvisation. Jordan complemented Irish step’s vivid high kicks and swiveling footwork with an uncharacteristically loose upper torso and a playfully theatrical use of the head and arms, bringing the traditionally rigid dance form the freedom and fluidity of jazz tap.”

—The Boston Globe, May 19, 2004

“A truly unusual troupe choreographed by Kieran Jordan merged undulating, languid modern dance with upright Irish step dancing, to superb music by Hanneke Cassel and Halali.”

—The Boston Herald, January 11, 2004