Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Máire Clerkin by midatlanticcce
August 4, 2011, 2:28 pm
Filed under: NYC

The Bad Arm – Confessions of a Dodgy Irish Dancer is coming to New York in August!

As part of the New York International Fringe Festival, a one-hour comic play about the trials and tribulations of growing up as an Irish Dancer in London will take place as follows:

Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Sat 13 Aug at 2.45pm
Sun 14 Aug at 12.45pm
Wed 17 Aug at 5.15pm
Thu 18 Aug at 7.15pm
Sat 20 Aug at 9.45pm

This off-duty Irish Dancing adjudicator brings her acclaimed show to the Big Apple. With rave reviews in the LA Weekly, Time Out Chicago, Folkworks Magazine and Back Stage, Maire Clerkin looks forward to performing her hilarious antidote to Riverdance, directed by Dan O’Connor.
Raw rhythms, tall tales, arse-clenching comedy.
To reserve tickets, call:

And here is a description of the show:

Clerkin jumps in and out of hornpipe shoes in a provocative account of being English in Ireland, Irish in England and a pink-haired punk in a grey city. Pungent vintage photos of not-so-swinging London illustrate a bitter-comic personal history as the disappointing daughter of an Irish Dancing teacher in ‘70s England. Amid astounding bursts of rhythm and physical theatre, this ugly-duckling-never-quite-swan recounts her experiences in laugh till you cry comedy.

Máire Clerkin


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