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Dancing in the kitchen: actor Steve Blount explains the origins of ‘Swing’

Mon 26 May 2014

Dancing in the kitchen: actor Steve Blount explains the origins of ‘Swing’

"Janet and I had a wonderful dance about ten years ago, in a kitchen at a party. And we said, jokingly, wouldn’t it be great if we could dance in a show together? And then the 'show in a bag' thing [an initiative of Irish Theatre Institute, Dublin Fringe Festival, and Fishamble] came up, and Janet contacted me and asked would I like to make a show about dancing for it. And I thought ‘Well, a beautiful woman has just asked me to dance.’

So we met in Connolly station to have a coffee, and banged off a couple of ideas for the show in a bag.

Once we got in front of an audience, we knew we had something… it was just one of those things where there’s wind in the sails, and off we go!"

Steve Blount and Janet Moran perform in 'Swing' tonight on the Peacock stage at the Abbey theatre. Buy tickets here.