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Irish Step Dancing

Scenes from Riverdance (C) Riverdance – Irish Step Dancing

Riverdance!

I’ve always wanted to see Riverdance live after watching a few of their shows on my local PBS television station over the years.  I recently got my chance to experience the magic of Riverdance live at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA. 

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Riverdance is Irish step dancing at its finest!  Don't miss your chance to see Riverdance on tour now and celebrating 20 years of entertaining millions of people worldwide.

Irish Step Dancing

Scenes from Riverdance (C) Riverdance

About Riverdance

Riverdance is a theatrical show comprised primarily of traditional Irish music and dance.  It originated as an interval performance act during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest and evolved into a stage show.  The show opened in Dublin, Ireland in February of 1995 and since then, the show has visited over 450 venues worldwide and has been viewed by over 25 million people.  It is one of the most successful dance productions in the world and for good reason.

The Riverdance Irish Dance Troupe features world-class dancers from Ireland, U.K., America, Australia, and Canada.  It is a fun and engaging show that will appeal to the entire family.  From the wonderful performances (my favorite was the Flamenco), colorful costumes, and all of the talented performers and musicians – – it is an experience not to be missed.  When the curtains closed following the performance, we were happy to see children so inspired by the dancers that they were trying to imitate the Irish step dancing in the aisles of the theatre.

Irish Step Dancing

Scenes from Riverdance (C) Riverdance

Fun Facts Since the show began in 1995

There have been:

  • Over one million pounds of ice used by the dancers to aid muscle recovery after the shows.
  • Over 80,000 of pounds of chocolate consumed (for energy) by the cast.
  • 62 marriages between company members.
  • 92 Riverdance babies born (with more on the way!)

A list of tour dates and ticket information can be found on the official Riverdance website at: Tickets 

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary ticket to this event.  However, in no way did this influence my opinion or review of the performance.

Click here to see my review of MAMMA MIA!

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