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Steps of Freedom: The Story of Irish Dance| 2022 SFDFF Stage to Screen

May 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Steps of Freedom

Director: Ruan Magan  | (Ireland, 2022) | Genre: Documentary

Program concludes with a live performance by dancers from the Boyle Irish Dance Academy of San Francisco.

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Steps of Freedom reveals how Irish dance was shaped over centuries through interactions with many cultures as it evolved from a simple folk dance to become a global phenomenon loved by millions around the world. The film shows how Irish dance has both been influenced by and influenced the dance of many cultures, including African-American dance, and how it developed as an expression of resistance.

The documentary features stunning original performances by some of the greatest Irish dance practitioners of the present day and a wealth of archive materials including films, photographs and witness accounts revealing how Irish dance has been practiced through history. There is a strong American current running throughout the story as we show how the Irish diaspora played a pivotal part in shaping the form particularly during the last century.

  • 6:00p | VIP Reception @ Cabaret Room
  • 7:00p | House Opens
  • 7:30p | Program begins

Runtime: 95 min.

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Co-presented By:

United Irish Cultural Center and Brava Theater


May 13, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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