NW New Works Festival Artists: Members of Seattle Irish Dance Company Jun 3, 2015

by Erin

Dancers/choreographers Carlye Cunniff and Margery Pulkkinen use their intensive background in Irish traditional step dancing and add a live looping pedal to push the form to new heights. The sound of the shoes is manipulated and looped live, while the dancers create movement to the sound of their own feet. A live fiddler adds to the effect. Cunniff and Pulkkinen are dance professionals and both long-time members of the Seattle Irish Dance Company, an internationally touring, competitive Irish step dance company.