NDAI: Conversations from the (Dance) Archives

Reference Code: IE 2135 N24
Title: The Conversations from the Archives Collection
Dates of Creation: 2015-2018
Extent and Medium: Six audio files

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Name of Creator(s): Foley, Dr Catherine.

Biographical History: Dr Catherine Foley is a dancer and musician. Her undergraduate degree is in music from Cork (NUI) and she holds a doctorate in ethnochoreology (Irish traditional step dance) from London. She worked as a collector of Irish traditional music, song and dance for Muckross House, Killarney, Co. Kerry, and has lectured, performed, published, and given workshops internationally.  She designed the MA Ethnochoreology and the MA Irish Traditional Dance Performance courses at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick, and acted as director of both courses until her retirement in 2019. Catherine was instrumental in the establishment and development of the National Dance Archive of Ireland and served as its first director. She is also founder and Chair Emerita of Dance Research Forum Ireland.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: Donated to the National Dance Archive of Ireland by Dr Catherine Foley in 2019.


Content and Structure

Scope and Content: This collection comprises a series of interviews conducted by Dr Catherine Foley with dancers, choreographers, and other individuals in the field of dance.

System of Arrangement: The files have been arranged chronologically by the date of the original interview.


Conditions of Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access: Unrestricted access to all items.

Conditions Governing Reproduction: Standard copyright regulations apply to all items.  For reproducing material, please consult with the staff.

Language/ Scripts of Material: English.


Allied Materials 

Related Units of Description: Also see Irish National Ballet Collection (N77) donated by Michael Blair; Brian Bunting Papers (N78); Patricia Crosbie Papers (N4); Marguerite Donlon Papers (N17); and Irish Modern Dance Theatre Papers (N19) donated by John Scott.


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