Upcoming shows

Date Wednesday October 12th 7:30 PM
Show Way Up Down North
Venue North Highlands Elementary
Date Thursday October 13th 7:30 PM
Show Belle Côte: The Musical Coast
Venue Cape Breton Highlands Academy
Date Saturday October 15th 7:30 PM
Show A Toast to 20 More!
Venue Centre 200

Nic Gareiss


Michigan-born dancer Nic Gareiss has been described by the Irish Times as “the human epitome of the unbearable lightness of being,” and "the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene” by the Boston Herald. His choreographic work re-imagines movement as a musical activity, recasting dance as medium that appeals to both eyes and ears. Gareiss draws from many percussive dance traditions, weaving together a dance technique facilitating his love of improvisation, traditional dance footwork vocabulary, and musical collaboration. He has concertized internationally for over ten years with many of the luminaries of traditional music, including Frankie Gavin, Dervish, Bill Frisell, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Phil Wiggins, Buille, Solas, Liz Carroll, Martin Hayes, The Gloaming and The Chieftains. Nic holds a degree in Anthropology from Central Michigan University and a MA in Ethnochoreology from the University of Limerick. A past Artist in Residence, Nic has become a favourite of Celtic Colours audiences over the years.