Why See Riverdance?
20 Years of Riverdance
Michael Flatley's fine footwork continues to evolve, captivating audiences from East to West as its fan base grows steadily, heralding the company's triumphant return to the world stage.
Created and choreographed by the Lord of The Dance himself, the show had a humble beginning as a 7-minute long interval filler at the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The interlude earned a standing ovation; all it took was this little spark and the show was developed into a fully-fledged production. Initially featuring Irish dancing champions Flatley and Jean Butler as its principle dancers, the show is now a training ground for Ireland's top dancers as well as the rising stars of Flamenco, Russian and Tap Dancing.
What is Riverdance About?
A celebration of Ireland's cultural heritage, history and mythology, the production revolves around the intricate footwork of traditional Irish dance set to the haunting melodies and rousing rhythms of the nation's musical identity. The awe-inspiring skill of the dancers and the thunderous, pulsing beat of their hard shoes against the stage floor is simply captivating, whilst the musicians positioned on stage play their own principal role - their music is spirited, joyful and not banished to the confines of the orchestra pit. When the two meet, the ceilidh-like on-stage energy is palpable and infectious. Moving as swiftly as its dancers, Riverdance's choreography ranges from an Irish Jig to Jazz tap to Spanish dancing. It's this embrace of other cultures and styles that makes the show as relevant and exciting as ever.
Opening night: 13 February 2018
Two hours and 10 minutes including one intermission
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