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Sunday, May 27 • 11:35am - 12:00pm
Maldon Meehan Dancers
Percussive Dance

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  • Genre EDB -- British Isles-Ireland - DANCE
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  • Biography THE MALDON MEEHAN DANCERS The Maldon Meehan Dancers are a dance troupe based in Portland, Oregon, USA. They train at the Maldon Meehan Dance Studio and perform for a variety of events including Céilís, festivals, library and store front celebrations, birthday parties and weddings. They also make appearances in shows like, "Brightening Glance" and "An Damhsa".The troupe draws from Irish sean-nos dance, old-style step dance, Cape Breton, American clogging and French Canadian step dance. MALDON MEEHAN (Artistic Director) Maldon Meehan is a performer, teacher and choreograhper of Irish sean-nós and set dance. Maldon holds a BA in Irish Studies/Theater Arts from The Evergreen State College and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick, Ireland. She has been teaching since 1994. She is a 2008 Regional Arts and Cultures grant recipient. As a sean-nós dancer Maldon has appeared on the nationally televised 2005 Oireachtas at the Cork Opera House in Cork City (TG4) as well as on Connemara Community Radio and Raidió na Gaeltachta (RTÉ). Maldon placed 3rd in the 2005 Comórtas Chóilín Sheáin Dharach, a sean-nós jig competition held annually in Connemara. In 2005 Maldon and Ronan Regan released an instructional DVD of sean-nós dance. Today the DVD has been sold in more than 17 countries.