In this work, rubber-soled shoes mediate the encounter between an Irish step dancing body and a dirt, gravel road. The rubber-soled shoe represents the street shoe of today, the step dancing represents the street dance of the past, the dirt road stretches between a distant rural-urban migratory dancing past and the camera and audio-recording equipment hold the present. This video is a prelude to my PhD research at the University of Limerick Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, where I take an embodied approach to fashion history and Irish step dance.
Person: Russell Patrick Brown
Shoes: Onitsuka Tiger rubber-soled sneakers
Road: Dirt and gravel, Upstate New York
Videographer: Chris Odo