This short film seeks to answer one of the most vexed questions of modern cultural life: how did the Irish come to dance in that extraordinary foot-fidgeting way. Writer / Director Nick Kelly Producer Seamus Byrne

Composition and Choreography

Credited with having a flair for lyrical composition Rónán has performed and taught many of his compositions in both Europe and America.

Some of these compositions have also been recorded as well as performed for TV in Germany (NDR 2008) and in Ireland (TG4 2011-14) and for radio on Limerick's Live95FM (2004).
Rónán is currently working on a number of collaborative music projects incorporating his musical compositions including the newly released CD 'Drumshanbows' March, 2014.

A master of composing creative and exciting sean-nós dance steps; Rónán has passed on these steps informally or in the context of performance to dance collegues such as Ger Devane (Oireachtas winner, 2010), Keiran Jordan, Maldon Meehan and Mats Melin.
He has choreographed for stage, video and short film and many of his compositions are presented on the DVD 'Dance Sean-nós' and are also available to view and learn in the www.seannó members area.

In Spring 2006, as a choreographer he won the RTÉ / Arts Council 'Dance on the Box' award. He choreographed the short film 'Why the Irish dance that way' which premiered on John Kelly's 'The View'. It appeared in the Dresden International Short Film Festival in 2007 and in New York's MoMA in 2007 at "Shortfest: Outstanding Films from International Festivals". The film won first prize at the Chicago Irish Film Festival 2008.  This short film has recently been incorporated into an ad on RTÉ (2011/12).