Storrs - posted Mar, 01 2013
STORRS- The Celtic culture is interwoven with journey, comings and goings that shaped family, friends, love and loss. But the thread of music and dance was the constant. Preparing us for the March season of all things Irish, “Celtic Nights: The Emigrants Bridge” will arrive in Jorgensen’s award-winning Cabaret on Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9. Doors open at 7 p.m. for food and drink (cash only) before the show starts at 8 p.m. “Celtic Nights,” created by Gaelforce Dance, will transport the audience in time through traditional ballads, vivid choreography and the story of a people struggling to find their place in a changing world. Songs will trace the diaspora connecting that land and this in “May We Never Have to Say Goodbye,” “Isle of Innishfree,” “Danny Boy,” “My Heart Will Go On” and songs in the native tongue. Dances will include the percussive sounds of jigs and reels, hornpipes and Appalachian polkas. Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Doors open at 7 p.m. Sandwiches, dessert, alcohol and other beverages can be purchased before the show (cash only). Or pre-orders can be placed at www.jorgensen.uconn.edu. Ticket prices are $59/50, $43 and $39, with some discounts available. For tickets and information, call the Box Office at 860.486.4226, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., or order online at jorgensen.uconn.edu. Convenient, free parking is available across the street in the North Garage.