The Story of Irish Dance on SBS – The Story of Irish Dance tells the extraordinary story of how Irish dance developed over the centuries from a traditional dance to a global phenomenon.

The documentary features stunning original performances by some of the greatest Irish dance practitioners of the present day and a wealth of archive materials including films, photographs and witness accounts revealing how Irish dance has been practiced through history.

In the worst and best of times, the Irish danced.

As the artform grew and changed through time, Irish dance was shaped by political and social forces and by interactions with cultures from across Europe, Africa and America.

The Story of Irish Dance on SBS and SBS on Demand – Premiere – Monday, 25 December at 7.30pm

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The Story of Irish Dance on SBS