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Stanford Report, January 19, 2000

Trinity Irish Dance Company to perform Jan. 22

Tickets still are available for a performance by the Trinity Irish Dance Company at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in Memorial Auditorium.

Priced at $20, $26 and $30, tickets can be purchased at the Stanford Ticket Office, by phone at 725-ARTS or online at http://livelyarts.stanford.edu.

Faculty and staff can save 35 percent of the ticket price by showing a university ID card. The discount is available for this performance and for all shows in the season that are not sold out.

Founded in 1990 by Irish-born and American-bred Mark Howard, Trinity Irish Dance Company features 19 exuberant dancers, ages 18 to 24, who take to the stage with dizzying, gazelle-like leaps.

Howard is a world championship Irish dancer and choreographer who has coached a dozen American teams to World Championship titles in team dancing. The dance style dates to 11th-century Irish cultural festivals.

Trinity won an Emmy Award for its appearance in the PBS Television Special World Stage, and the company's success led to such commercial productions as Riverdance and Lord of the Dance.

Pieces that will be performed at Stanford include The Mist, Blackthorn, Step About, Song, Johnny, O'Reely, Just Shannon, The Mollies, Pipe Solo, Treble Jig, The Dawn, Drum Solo and Celt Thunder. The Jan. 22 performance was added after the performance on Jan. 23 sold out. SR