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Anam ‘Soul’ by The National Folk Theatre of Ireland

June 12, 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Experience the captivating performance of “Anam ‘Soul'” by The National Folk Theatre of Ireland.

Co-commissioned by Dublin Dance Festival and The National Folk Theatre of Ireland in 2016, Anam (meaning ‘soul’) brings together the talents of world-class step dancers from the US, Canada, and Ireland in an exhilarating fusion of styles. Following its successful tour of Ireland in 2017, which received acclaim and standing ovations from audiences across the country, it has now become a celebrated part of our Festival of Folk production series.

Authentic and raw, this percussive dance piece delves into the similarities and differences between the dancers, each showcasing their distinct hard shoe style. Anam pays homage to the tradition of ‘passing on,’ celebrating the essential spirit of dance while injecting it with fresh energy to create something new.

Performed with live music and song by the acclaimed musician Fergal O’Murchú, the production features dancers Matthew Olwell (Appalachian Flat Foot), Jonathan Kelliher (North Kerry “Munnix”), Nathan Pilatzke (Ottawa Valley, Canada), and Jason O’Neill (Modern Irish).

Directed by Jonathan Kelliher and Sue Ellen McCarthy, this limited-run show is exclusive to Siamsa Tíre and cannot be viewed in any other venue. It offers a truly authentic experience that should not be missed!

Explore our other National Folk Theatre of Ireland shows:

  • May – Sept: VIP Experience ‘Celebrate’ Package (includes show tickets, welcome reception, guided tours of the art gallery and backstage, cast meet and greet, autographed show program, and gift pack). Book here
  • May/Jun 2023: Anam (Soul) – Celebrating the Spirit of Irish Music, Dance & Song. Book here
  • Jun/July 2023: An Ghaoth Aniar (Wind from the West) – A magical adventure to the west coast of Ireland through Irish Music, Dance & Song. Book here
  • Aug 2023: Fadó Fadó (Life in Times Past) – Through Irish Music, Dance & Song. Book here
  • Aug/Sept 2023: Turas (Journey) – A Thrilling Journey of Irish Music, Dance & Song. Book here

Show Details 2023:

  • To Book: Click on the ‘Book Tickets’ button to select your preferred date. If online booking is unavailable or if you are booking for a group, please contact the Box Office at 066-7123055 or email boxoffice@siamsatire.com.
  • Upgrade to VIP: Make it a night to remember with our VIP ‘Celebrate’ Package. Book here
  • Dates: May 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th, 27th, 29th, 30th, and 31st; June 1st, 5th, 8th, 10th, 12th, and 15th.

Siamsa Tíre

Siamsa Tíre

National Folk Theatre of Ireland
Town Park, Tralee, Co Kerry, Ireland
+353 66 7123055
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22.50€ – 45€
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