Erina Brady on her balcony in Brione, Switzerland with dog Scamp, by Walter Kuhn, ca. 1953

Dance and Modernism in Irish and in German Culture and Literature

My latest chapter “Erina Brady: Mary Wigman’s Irish Disciple?” in Dance and Modernism in Irish and German Literature and Culture, edited by Sabine Egger, Catherine Foley, and Margaret Mills Harper, has just been published by Lexington Books.  This publication came out of a multi-disciplinary conference I co-organised in University of Limerick in November 2016, entitled “Irish-German Connections in Motion”.  The book features lots of fascinating contributions by top-notch academics and practitioners, check it out here:

I also recently contributed on the ever-fascinating topic of Erina Brady to BBC Radio 3 Documentary “The Emergency – Creativity in Wartime Dublin” by Regan Hutchins, among a pantheon of excellent contributors.  Listen back here: It is a great feeling to be getting Erina Brady firmly into the 20th century Irish cultural canon, where she belongs.  She has also recently appeared on the curriculum of 3rd level courses.  Result!

Olwen Fouere as Erina Brady in Dance Emergency/ Damhsa na hÉigeandála (TG4)

Just last Saturday, February 1st for Lá Fhéile Bríd we had a wonderful day of herstory at the National Library of Ireland celebrating the brilliant women WB Yeats was lucky enough to have in his life in an event called “Lilly, Lolly, Georgie and Anne” organised by Bríd O’Sullivan.  Lucy Collins spoke on Lilly and Lolly; Elaine Sisson spoke on Anne, and I shared my documentary “Georgie’s Vision”.  A most stimulating and informative few hours in great company.

Lucy Collins, DM, and Elaine Sisson at National Library of Ireland, Feb 1t, 2020