Members tagged “Irish dance”

Kristin Harris Walsh

Kristin Harris Walsh is a dance scholar and writer (PhD Folklore, Memorial and MA Dance, York) with training in step dance (Irish and Newfoundland) and ballet. She has written and presented extensively on dance topics in both academic and popular publications, primarily related to vernacular dance as a means of cultural expression and negotiation. She is currently lead investigator on a SSHRC-funded research project on percussive dance in Canada, looking specifically at the links between traditional NL step dance and Irish sean-nós step dance. Kristin is the Past President of DanceNL and the President of the Canadian Society for Dance Studies/La société canadienne d’études en danse.