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Velocity

From David Geaney & James Devine
Dingle and Clare, Ireland
 
 

A high-octane celebration of the past, present and future of Irish dance, VELOCITY is a bold and blazing tap performance for the ages. Choreographed by the "Fastest Feet in the World," James Devine and five-time World Irish Dance Champion David Geaney, two illustrious Irish hoofers come together to tackle impossible scuffles, shuffles and every time step in between. Backed by a rocking Celtic band and DJ, and featuring award-winning dancers including AnneMarie Keaney, this intimate, no-nonsense jam session takes tap into the 21st century.

 
"A wonderful, fast-paced and utterly joyful display of Irish dancing."The Scotsman "Staggering precision and speed are the real draws here"The List "Really impressive daring dancing" Primary Times

 



 
 


 
Performance Facts

Performance Facts

1 hour and 25 minutes minutes with no intermission

This production will be accompanied by Talk-Backs after each performance.
 
The performance on 11/20 will be sign-interpreted.
Grade Recommendations

Grade Recommendation:

Grades 2 – 12

 

What Kind of Show?
Tap and Irish step dance with live music

Rock concert vibe

Ticket Info

Ticket Information

Students: $2
Chaperones: $5

Tickets to school performances are available exclusively to New Victory Education: School and After-School Partners. Learn more about this program.

Getting to Know David Geaney & James Devine

 

VELOCITY's origin revolves around speed and direction. When five-time world champion Irish dancer David Geaney missed his ride home after filming a documentary, his fellow choreographer and "The Fastest Feet in the World," James Devine, happened to be driving in his direction. One car ride later and the rest is history. The pair's first collaboration, a video celebrating Ireland's 100-year history, proved so successful that the fellows fleshed the idea out into a full production. And after receiving rave reviews in 2017 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, VELOCITY is making its U.S. debut at The New Victory!


Did You Know?

  • James Devine, one of the two co-creators, is Guinness World Records' "Fastest Feet in the World," clocking in at 38 taps per second. You may remember his fast feet from Tapeire which came to the New Victory in 2007.
  • A dancer and a scholar, David Geaney turned down touring with Riverdance in favor of finishing his degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences. He took his final exams just three days before appearing in the semifinals of Britain's Got Talent.
  • AnneMarie Keaney has been dancing since she was four years old and has won numerous awards including 2nd place in the British National Irish Dancing Championships.



 

All The Way From...

Dingle and Clare, Ireland
...Dingle and Clare, Ireland

 

Dingle's most famous resident is a bottlenose dolphin named Fungie. Fungie has made Dingle his home for over 30 years and even has his own Wikipedia entry. If you're ever in Dingle, be sure to say hi to Fungie and pay a visit to The Dingle Pub, where you can find David's family.

Attending the Performance

All New Victory venues are located on the north side of 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, and are wheelchair accessible.
 

THE NEW VICTORY THEATER

The majority of this season's performances are presented at The New Victory, a 499-seat, historic, jewel box theater. Make yourselves at home in our lobbies and stow your stuff in free storage lockers.

Seating Chart • Virtual Tour

 

THE DUKE ON 42ND STREET and the NEW 42ND STREET STUDIOS

Located just west of The New Victory, the New 42nd Street Studios building is a state-of-the-art, 10-story rehearsal studio/office/theater complex. Productions that require a more intimate space play at The Duke on 42nd Street theater and in the Studios.
Seating varies in these flexible spaces.

 

AMENITIES

All New Victory venues feature snacks and souvenirs for sale, and stroller parking and changing tables are available whenever age-appropriate. Lobby monitors at The New Victory show a live stream of the stage so that you won't miss out if you need to leave your seat.
Read more about all three venues here, including accessibility information.
Please do not bring backpacks or large bags to the theater. All bags are subject to inspection.


Public Transit & Parking Map • Neighborhood & Partner Discounts
 

 

Where To Go

 The Duke on 42nd Street and New 42nd Street Studios
229 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 The New Victory Theater
209 West 42nd Street New York, NY, 10036

 

Welcome to 42nd Street

Welcome to the Crossroads of the World. We recommend that you come early or stay late and grab a bite with one of our neighborhood partners. Visit Partners & Discounts page.

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Education performances are offered exclusively to Partner Schools. Log in is required.

School Liaisons and Contact Teachers at approved Partner Schools may use the links below to order tickets for the 2018-19 season. To compare performance dates to the DOE School Year Calendar, use this link to load it in a new window. The DOE's Field Trip page is here.
  


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New Victory ticket prices are subject to change. Each person, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. No lap seating is permitted without a ticket. Program and schedules are subject to change. No refunds.