It was an honour to be Paul Muldoon’s inaugural virtual guest with my talk “Sweet Dancers: An Illustrated History of Dance and Physical Theatre in Ireland” to kick off his 2020/ 2021 Princeton Fund for Irish Studies series over Zoom last Friday, September 18th.

Photo & some wonderful questions by Marie Stamp

Fabulous questions in the Q & A

The virtual Paul Muldoon beaming from Albany, NY, into my laptop, in Dublin 2

Here are a few of the images that illustrated my talk:

Ninette de Valois as Narcisse

June Fryer, Ireland’s first homegrown Modern Dancer

Lois Hutton

Coralie Carmichael as Salome at the Gate


Yours truly outside Dance House

June Fryer, Ireland’s first homegrown Modern Dancer, (1940s)

Abbey Theatre School of Ballet Programme

At Dance House

Ballets Rythme et Couleur

A very special letter