Irish dance group make music with their feet

Dance performance group Fusion Fighters have released their latest project, Fusion Orchestra, via a YouTube video.

In it Michael Donnellan, James Devine, David Geaney, Brian McGrane and Chris Naish combine Irish dance, technology, Classical Music and a Irish medieval castle, giving their own contemporary twist on their trad-inspired choreography.

The film, filmed at Dublin’s Barberstown Castle, showcases the dynamic group’s unique choreography, as they create a contemporary orchestral setting atop of technologically enhanced platforms.

Chris Naish said: “We were challenged to put together a new video project in the space of 7 days from start to finish. On top of that we had a documentary crew filming our process to see how we would make it happen.

“My aim was to show off the individual styles the 5 performers had to offer, while still anchoring the piece with our unique Irish fusion choreography (Irish, Tap, Body Percussion). Also to challenge the way we present our performance by thinking of new ways to include technology.

“The result was five custom made performance platforms and the use of studio beats, sound effects & lights that are triggered through responsive pads on the platforms & costumes.”

Fusions Fighters combine tap, percussion and Irish dance and have become one of the most exciting dance acts to come out of the country in recent times.

For more visit their website here.

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