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By Helena Wulff

Dancing on the crossroads was younger people's chance to fulfill and luxuriate in themselves on gentle summer time evenings within the nation-state in eire until eventually this custom used to be banned via legislation, the general public Dance Halls Act in 1935. Now a key metaphor in Irish cultural and political existence, "dancing on the crossroads" additionally crystallizes the argument of this booklet: Irish dance, from Riverdance (the advertisement convey) and aggressive dancing to bounce theatre, conveys that eire is to be present in a crossroads state of affairs with an organization base in a surprisingly Irish culture that is additionally changing into a in demand a part of eu modernity.

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