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THREADS of ÉIREANN is an independent research project initiated in 2015 by the art historian Sarah Churchill to preserve, analyze and interpret the history of the Irish step dancing costume from its genesis to the present day . Sarah completed her M.Phil thesis at Trinity College Dublin on the history and changing role of costume in Irish step dancing. She has lent her expertise on Irish dancing culture to several projects including an exhibition on dance at the Dresden Museum in Germany, for Swarovski Crystals of Austria, and most recently, for "Dance Around the World," a television program for KRO-NCRV in The Netherlands.
HELP PRESERVE OUR HERITAGE...
Sarah's ongoing research is currently focused on contemporary costume and the changing lives of young women, particularly in Ireland and among the Diaspora. If you are a dancer, male or female, who is currently dancing and owns a solo costume (either second-hand or custom), please take Sarah's survey by clicking the link at left. Your data is invaluable in preserving our shared dancing heritage for future generations!
How will my data be used? Primarily, your data will be used to answer specific research questions that Sarah has with respect to her larger research. The data may be published in a scholarly journal or presented at academic conferences. All data will be confidential and will never be sold. It will never be used for marketing purposes.
How long will the survey take? This survey will take approximately 25 minutes to complete in its entirety. Please take your time to provide thoughtful and valuable answers.
How old do I need to be to participate? Participants may be any age, but should ideally own a solo costume and have been dancing three years or more. If you are under age 18, please ask for your parents permission before participating.
How can I find out more about this research? There will be an option to add an email address in the survey. You can also follow Sarah on pinterest.
For other questions please contact Sarah directly.