Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Dancers elevate craft to art form.(Final)

Byline: David Steinberg Journal Staff Writer

Irish-American company merges traditional with progressive choreography

Large or small, the size of the hall usually doesn't affect what program the Trinity Irish Dance Company presents.

"Being a performing arts company, not a commercial show, we're very adaptable," Trinity artistic director Mark Howard said in a phone interview.

"When you have dancers that look good at a festival, the art form stands for itself, rather than deal in excess or rely on pyrotechnics. So that the product can come across anywhere."

That means that Trinity's programs at the 820-seat Lensic Performing Arts Center Saturday through May 26 will be about the same as the show it presented at the University of New Mexico's Popejoy Hall, which seats about 2,000, several months ago. …

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