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RIVERDANCE

March 29-30, 2017


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DESCRIPTION

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in RIVERDANCE – The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland – in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of RIVERDANCE.

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, and comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia.

WHAT DOES RIVERDANCE MEAN?

The theme of the 1994 Eurovision was ‘The River’, as produced by Moya Doherty. Bill Whelan took this theme as a starting point when composing music for that seminal interval act.

RIVERDANCE traces the life of a river.

The invocation sung at the start is called Cloudsong: it is the rain falling, feeding the river, which springs to life and flows through the land and out to sea. There, the cloud reforms and returns to the land, nourishing, renewing and refreshing it. The constant refrain ‘uisce beatha’ translates as ‘water of life’. The number builds from the gentle song to the dancers’ feet rhythmically recalling a river gathering force and rushing to the sea.

The choreography reflects this cycle. The riverwoman dances alone, her soft-shoe dance evoking the flow of the river. As she crosses the land, the earth, represented by the male dancer, awakens and bursts forth onto the stage. As the strength of the river builds, so dancers gather, signifying new life and energy, until the full RIVERDANCE line swells to fill the stage as the river meets the sea. Then earth and river dance in harmony, as the water of life renews the land.

The river, from cloud to sea to cloud again, symbolizes the life cycle, and echoes the Irish experience of emigration and renewal: people who had left their homeland and traveled across the sea, returned in the 1990s to enrich Ireland with their talents and experience gained abroad.

The show as a whole builds on this idea, also exploring the way people from different lands enrich the countries they emigrate to, bringing with them their own culture, music and dance.

WHY YOU SHOULD SEE IT

RIVERDANCE is the legendary, innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song and a must-see theatrical spectacular. RIVERDANCE returns to North America to celebrate its 20th Anniversary with a fresh, young, sexy company in a show that features new costumes, new lighting, new projections and the addition of a thrilling new number. RIVERDANCE is back and better than ever.

SHOULD I BRING THE LITTLE ONES?

RIVERDANCE is appropriate for ALL AGES!

The 20th Anniversary World Tour comes directly to North America from a sold-out run across Europe and Asia. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland — in rock, music, theater, and film — nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality, and the spectacle of Riverdance.

RUNNING TIME

TOTAL RUN TIME: 2 hours 20 minutes*
INTERMISSION: 20 minutes

SHOW-TIMES

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2016: 7:30pm – 10:15pm
  • Thursday, March 30, 2016: 7:30pm – 10:15pm

 



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