Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour *Update Review

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song. 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.

Image credit: Rob McDogall and RiverDance

For over 20 years, nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance. Riverdance began its journey as the interval act in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest, produced for television. This electrifying and innovative seven-minute dance piece was then developed into a full-length stage show. With its fusion of Irish and International music and dance, the show broke all box office records during its world première run in Dublin in early 1995. When the show transferred to London the reaction was unprecedented. There followed a hugely successful tour starting in New York in March 1996, where 8 sold-out shows at Radio City Music Hall heralded the start of 16 years of non-stop touring by Riverdance companies throughout North America. Since its inception, Riverdance has packed theaters throughout North America, Oceania, Asia, Europe, South Africa and South America.

Image credit: Rob McDogall and RiverDance

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour will play at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre May 5-7. The performance schedule is as follows:
Friday            8 p.m.
Saturday        2 p.m., 8 p.m.
Sunday             1 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

Image credit: Rob McDogall and RiverDance

Tickets for the international Irish dance phenomenon will be on sale beginning Sunday, March 5. Tickets start at $33.50 and are available by visiting HERE, calling 1-855-285-8499 or visiting the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308). Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. For more information, please visit Riverdance.com or BroadwayInAtlanta.com. You can follow on Facebook,  Twitter, or Instagram.

*REVIEW*

While I had only seen snippets of Riverdance I had no idea what to expect of the show but to see some Irish dancing.  I was wrong.

Riverdance is pure artistry!  The dancers are amazing.  The grace and talent are so profound, it was all I kept thinking watching the show.  Head tilts, foot arc and stage presence.  Everything was on point.  And speaking of pointe, I had no idea how much ballet inspired dancing was in the show.

The cast also has a live band of 4 members who are fabulous in their own right. The audience gets multiple opportunities to experience a few solos and as a group without the core dancing.

Another talent was the singing.  Perfect pitch and helps to bring the story of the show together.

 

If you are a fan of the arts, this show has it all and you will leave dancing down the aisles.

Have you seen Riverdance?  If not, do you plan on it now?

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